Mercury Advance to the WNBA Semifinals, Three Wins Away from WNBA Finals Presented by Verizon

The three-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury earned a spot in the best-of-five 2017 WNBA Semifinals, following a single-elimination road win in Connecticut today at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Mercury advances to the WNBA’s version of the “Final Four” and will take on the Los Angeles Sparks in a best-of-five series for a berth in the 2017 WNBA Finals Presented by Verizon.

Tickets to Game 3 of the 2017 WNBA Semifinals at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Sunday, September 17, can be purchased by calling 602.252.WNBA or by visiting

Since the league’s new playoff format was adopted last season, the Mercury is a perfect 4-0 in single elimination games in the first and second rounds, including a 3-0 mark on the road.  Even more impressive, Diana Taurasi improved to 11-0 in winner-take-all WNBA games (Game 3 of a best-of-three series, Game 5 of a best-of-five series, and single eliminations games), and is a perfect 7-0 in potential elimination road games.

The best-of-five series will be a 2-2-1 format with the higher-seeded team hosting Games 1, 2 and potentially 5, while the Mercury will play in front of the X-Factor for the second time this postseason in Game 3 at Talking Stick Resort Arena.  Tickets for Game 3 are on sale NOW at The Mercury will also host Game 4 if necessary.  All semifinal games will be carried on the ESPN family of networks.

Phoenix vs. Los Angeles, 2017 WNBA Semifinals Schedule
Game 1:    Tuesday, September 12        Phoenix at Los Angeles      7:00pm      ESPN2
Game 2:    Thursday, September 14        Phoenix at Los Angeles      7:00pm     ESPN2
Game 3:    Sunday, September 17       Los Angeles at Phoenix     2:00pm       ESPN
Game 4*:    Tuesday, September 19       Los Angeles at Phoenix      TBD      ESPN2
Game 5*:    Thursday, September 21        Phoenix at Los Angeles      TBD      ESPN
*If necessary

Be Heard in the Semifinals! Diana Taurasi and the Phoenix Mercury have qualified for their franchise-record fifth-straight WNBA Playoffs, as Taurasi attempts to lead the Mercury to a WNBA-record tying fourth championship.  Tickets to Game 3 of the WNBA Semifinals at Talking Stick Resort Arena can be purchased by calling 602.252.WNBA or by visiting