Mercury Clinches Home Court in Round 1
PHOENIX – The playoff picture became a little bit clearer for the Phoenix Mercury tonight as the No. 1 team in the WNBA officially clinched home court advantage in the first round of the 2014 WNBA Playoffs presented by Boost Mobile. Tonight’s 78-63 home win over the New York Liberty extended the Mercury’s franchise-record win streak to 15 games, matching the second-longest win streak in WNBA history.
The Mercury win, combined with a San Antonio loss earlier tonight, clinched home court advantage for Phoenix in their eventual best-of-three first round series in the 2014 WNBA Playoffs. Phoenix will host Game 1 of Round 1 on Thursday, August 21 or Friday, August 22 at US Airways Center. The playoff schedule will be released at a later date.
Single-game tickets for Game 1 of the Mercury’s opening round series are on sale now. Tickets for Round 1, Game 1 start at $17 and can be purchased at PhoenixMercury.com, at the US Airways Center ticket office or by phone at 602-252-WNBA.
The Mercury has enjoyed a home court advantage all season thanks to the X-Factor. The best fans in the WNBA have helped the Mercury to a franchise-record 11-1 (.917) home record and a current 10-game home winning streak.