For this Morning Meltdown let’s take a look into some of the buzz surrounding the Phoenix Mercury, including the updated WNBA playoff game schedule and Brittney Griner’s latest award.
A person close to the situation says Phoenix’s Brittney Griner has won the WNBA defensive player of the year award.
"“The person says Griner will receive the award Friday night in Phoenix before the Mercury face Los Angeles in the first game of the Western Conference semifinals. The person spoke to The Associated Press late Thursday night on condition of anonymity because no official announcement has been made.Griner set a WNBA record with 129 blocks to help the Mercury win a league record 29 games. The second-year player averaged 15.6 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.8 blocks this season. She blocked 11 shots in one game against Tulsa on June 29.”"
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After an amazing regular we season, we are very excited and anxious for the WNBA playoffs to begin. Bleacher Report compiled the playoff schedule for game times and TV channels.
"“Basketball fans are ready for the 2014 WNBA playoffs to begin, and the focus for many has shifted to the details surrounding one of the best postseasons in women’s sports.With top contenders like the Phoenix Mercury and Atlanta Dream entering the playoffs as No. 1 seeds and underrated teams like the Minnesota Lynx and Chicago Sky trying to shock the league, the chase for the championship will be must-see TV.”"