Aug 17, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; Members of the Phoenix Mercury players (from right) Diana Taurasi (3), and Brittney Griner (42), and Candice Dupree (4), and Briana Gilbreath, and Phoenix Mercury, and DeWanna Bonner (24) wait to come back on to the floor during a time out against the San Antonio Silver Stars at the AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Morning Meltdown - Phoenix Mercury Edition

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For this Morning Meltdown let’s take a look into some of the buzz surrounding the Phoenix Mercury, specifically the loss against the Atlanta Dream and  the future of the Mercury.

Last night the Phoenix Mercury took on the Atlanta Dream and the Mercury lost as coach Sandy Brondello rested Diana Taurasi and Penny Taylor.

“It was a good chance to rest them,” Mercury coach Sandy Brondello said. “They are a little beat up.”

The Mercury were beat up in the second quarter as the Dream scored a season-high 37 points. Schimmel piled up 20 points herself as the Dream turned an eight-point first-quarter deficit into a 55-41 halftime lead.

“It is a blur, thinking about it,” said Schimmel, whose 29-point performance at the WNBA All-Star game earned her MVP honors. “I looked up and saw I had 20 and I was like, ‘what?’ I don’t even remember it all. I was just out there having fun. It happened to work out that way.”

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Pat Friday of Swish Appeal recently discussed the future of the Phoenix Mercury . The question was asked, “where each team will be in a year from now? Friday focused on the Mercury.

“Reigning champion Mercury focus in on new WNBA single season win record for second consecutive season”

In an ideal world, that headline will ring true for every true Mercury fan out there. Just based on that statement one can assume that a year from now the Mercury will have completed this 2014 season with a new WNBA record for wins, won the WNBA championship (if you ask me, against a Chicago Sky squad that’s much better than their record) and continued the aforementioned success into the next season.

DeWanna Bonner took the next step and became the heir apparent to Tamika Catchings in the history of talented forwards that do it all for their teams. “

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