The Phoenix Mercury, without injured star center Brittney Griner and coming off back-to-back losses, hope to get back on track Wednesday afternoon against visiting Indiana. The Fever (7-12) lost five consecutive games and are the second-lowest scoring team in the WNBA at 76.8 points per game. Phoenix (11-8) lost Griner -- the leading scorer and shot-blocker in the league -- to a left knee bone bruise and a right ankle sprain during Friday night's home loss to league-leading Minnesota.
Los Angeles Sparks’ Nneka Ogwumike, first-time All-Star selection Breanna Stewart of the Seattle Storm and the WNBA’s leading scorer Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury were picked as reserves for the Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017, the league announced today. A total of nine players – seven from the Eastern Conference and two from the Western Conference – will make their All-Star debut on Saturday, July 22 at KeyArena in Seattle. Tip-off is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC. Ogwumike and Griner were voted to the West frontcourt with Stewart. The three will be joined by Seimone Augustus of the Minnesota Lynx, Skylar Diggins-Smith of the Dallas Wings and Chelsea Gray of the Sparks. The East reserves