It will be interesting how much can Diana Taurasi and regrouped Mercury this season. They make huge improvement with bringing in rookie center Britney Greener which make team very powerful under the basket.Since she claimed title four years ago, Taurasi were always complaint because Phoenix did not have good center to face other title challenger in the arc.After they claim the bottom last year, Mercury got maybe the best rookie in recent couple of years. Maybe it will not be enough for big final, but certainly team should have power to complicate job for Lynx.Taurasi especially know how to play high stake games and she is among the top league players (maybe even the best) in last five years. Her scoring ability can make problem to Lynx, especially if other players follow her. New Phoenix coach Rus Pennel manage to put lower points per game which Mercury allow to its opponent. From his appointment is goes from 84 points to 74, and tougher defense can also be key at this match up.
Lynx is the best team in regular for third year, and they are favorite for title again. However, when lose last final from Fever, it was obviously that team have problem on relation with two best players Moore and Augustus.If they give chance to Mercury, Arizona team will use it. Although Lynx remain favorite, even maybe in two games, none of those should not be on bigger difference+
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