Guarantees home-court advantage through Western Conference Finals

Mercury Clinches Top Seed in Western Conference

Posted: Sept. 5, 2009

The league-leading Phoenix Mercury tonight clinched the top spot in the Western Conference, guaranteeing home-court advantage against conference opponents through the playoffs. The clinching comes via the Mercuryís victory over the Atlanta Dream at home paired with the Seattle Stormís loss to the Minnesota Lynx at Target Center.

Phoenix will enter the 2009 WNBA Playoffs as the No. 1 seed in the West for the second time in three seasons, and currently owns the best record in the league at 22-10 (.688). With a combination of three Mercury wins or Indiana Fever losses, Phoenix will be guaranteed the best record in the WNBA this season and will earn home-court advantage throughout the postseason.

Tickets can be purchased online at phoenixmercury.com or by calling 602-252-WNBA. Playoff packages for the Mercuryís entire playoff run are available now and offer a savings of up to $240. To receive special presale offers throughout the 2009 WNBA Playoffs, sign up for the Downtown Live newsletter free of charge at phoenixmercury.com.

The Mercury travels to Seattle to take on the second-place Storm at Key Arena on Thursday, Sept. 10. The game tips off at 7 p.m. and can be viewed live via Webcast at phoenixmercury.com. Phoenix then returns home for the season finale against the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 12 p.m. That contest will be telecast live on ESPN2.