2018 Phoenix Mercury season thread

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    Seldom mentioned, but a key factor, is that our Head Coach is Sandy Brondello. And that most of Ann Meyers-Drysdale's behind-the-scenes involvement is with the Mercury.

    And that, luckily for the Mercury, part-owner Robert Sarver has confined his unqualified micro-managing ego trip to the Suns.
     
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    Tonight's (Friday) opening game at home vs. Dallas is scheduled to be on Fox.

    Then we'll be on the road at Seattle on Sunday.

    I'll be sitting center court for our next game (also vs. Seattle) next Wednesday at 7PM.

    Our next televised game will be Friday June 1st at Minnesota on ESPN.

    Our only other ESPN game will be near the end of the season on August 12th at home vs. Los Angeles.

    Fox will televise seven addition games in between (five at home and four away).

    Go, Mighty Mercury!
     
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    Crowd was electric tonight. Fun crowd. This is a much better team with January and Bonner. BG struggled for awhile with the big Australian.
     
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    And the Mercury win the home opener. Diana with 20 in the first half and 6 in the second. Brittney in foul trouble from the start.

    And my favorite, DeWanna Bonner, with a double-double. It is amazing how she can step from being solid support to picking up the slack for a star, as she did for Brittney tonight, in her first game back from having twins last season.

    It was a close game until the Mercury established breathing room in the 4th quarter. And, oh yes, Diana with her 1,000th regular season 3-pointer. She joined three NBA players in reaching 1,000 in I-forget-how-many games. The NBA plays 48 minute games. The WNBA plays 40 minutes games.
     
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    'Sorry guys, but I guess I brought bad luck to the Mercury tonight. The Storm avenged their loss to us in Seattle and beat us in the home & away back-to back.

    The X factor was a great crowd as usual with a lot of noise but, after we jumped out to an early lead, we fell behind by double digits and the best we could do was get it down a couple of times then go right back up again.

    So the Mercury is 2-1.

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    Damn, too bad I didn’t know you were at the game, we could have taken an ASFN picture together!

    As you said, fast start but we just couldn’t stop their hot shooting. They were at 56% at one point.

    Props to the Mercury for their skin cancer awareness night. It’s personal for me and I appreciated their efforts to bring awareness to the importance of sunscreen and getting regular checkups!
     
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    I've had a few myself, including the MOHS Treatment on the top of my head. It left a little bit of a valley. Hmmm, the Valley from the Sun. :)

    Luckily, they got it all on the first shot, so I was released within the hour, rather than having to repeat it for a second or third hour. I do get checkups regularly.
     
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    I’ve had Melanoma twice, squamous cell carcinoma once + a few of severely atypical moles that had to be removed. Scars galore! Thankfully none on the top of my head :) Isnt it crazy how much has to be taken out based on a tiny mole? Props to you for getting regular checkups!
     

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