Phoenix is center of WNBA universe

Mercury ride 12-game winning streak into Saturday's All-Star Game (ESPN, 3:30 ET)

Originally Published: July 18, 2014
By Mechelle Voepel | espnW.com

PHOENIX -- The crowd at the WNBA All-Star Game practice Friday afternoon roared, of course, for Diana Taurasi. They yelled with delight when Brittney Griner threw down a dunk. They called out to Candice Dupree. They joked with Western Conference coach Cheryl Reeve that they were rooting for her for one day only: Saturday, when West meets East.

"There's a lot of excitement surrounding the Mercury," said Reeve, Minnesota's head coach. "They're really good, and I think it's fun for ...

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