The last time the Mercury lost, the 2014 World Cup had just started and the San Antonio Spurs were still battling the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals.
With a 75-67 loss in Minnesota against the Lynx tonight, the Mercury's 16-game winning streak came to an end.
However, Phoenix still maintains the league's best record at 22-4 and is 2-1 against the Lynx this season.
Despite being outscored 21-10 in the first quarter, the Mercury stormed back to cut the lead to just three points at halftime. In the second half, a 23-16 fourth quarter for the Lynx ultimately sealed the deal for Minnesota.
Brittney Griner scored 18 to lead Phoenix while Penny Taylor added 16 points. Candice Dupree finished with a double-double of 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Phoenix had an uncharacteristically off night shooting, finishing at 38 percent. Minnesota also outrebounded the Mercury 48-33.
The Mercury were without guard Erin Phillips who is day to day with a sprained ankle.
Phoenix hosts the Indiana Fever on Saturday, August 2 where they'll recognize Jordyn Wieber as their 2014 Woman of Inspiration.
Phoenix shot over 50 percent for seven consecutive games entering tonight which is a WNBA record, but the Mercury shot just 38 percent against the Lynx Thursday evening.
PLAYER OF THE GAME
Brittney Griner had a great all-around game with 18 points, five rebounds, four blocks and three assists.
STAT(S) OF THE NIGHT
48 - the number of rebounds the Lynx had compared to the Mercury's 33.
TWEET OF THE NIGHT
Not upset about the win streak snapped. The ultimate goal is a championship, not breaking records. Love my @PhoenixMercury