The three-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury will bring the battle for a spot in the 2016 WNBA Finals home on Sunday, Oct. 2 when the team hosts Game 3 of the five-game series against the Minnesota Lynx at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m Arizona time.
In support of the Phoenix Mercury’s playoff run, longtime Mercury supporter and Suns forward Jared Dudley has purchased 500 tickets for fans to cheer on the team during Sunday’s game. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis this Sunday, Oct. 2, beginning at 11:30 a.m. on the Fry’s Plaza. Fans may claim up to 4 tickets per person for Sunday’s game, while supplies last.
After single-elimination road wins over fifth-seeded Indiana (Sept. 21) and third-seeded New York to open the playoffs, and Games 1 and 2 of the semifinals in St. Paul, Sunday will mark the Mercury’s first 2016 postseason game in front of the X-Factor. The team will wear its orange uniforms and host an “Orange Out,” giving away nearly 10,000 “This is Our House” orange Mercury t-shirts to the WNBA’s best fans.
In addition, the Phoenix Mercury will continue to support Penny Taylor’s reading initiative, Penny Taylor: One for the Books, by hosting a book drive in the Casino Arizona Pavilion prior to tip-off. Fans who bring a new or gently-used Dr. Seuss book will be entered to win autographed Penny Taylor merchandise. This initiative was designed by the Mercury to celebrate the 12-year career of one of the franchise’s most beloved and accomplished players, while also supporting a cause that has been at the heart of Taylor’s community efforts.
THREE WINS FROM THE FINALS! The Mercury is three victories from the fifth WNBA Finals berth in franchise history, currently locked in a best-of-five Semifinal series with the top-seeded Minnesota Lynx. In the 2-2-1 format, Phoenix will host Game 3 Sunday at 2 p.m. at Talking Stick Resort Arena and, if necessary, Game 4 on Tuesday at GCU Arena on the campus of Grand Canyon University. Tickets for Game 3 are on sale NOW here. All semifinal games will be carried on the ESPN family of networks.