The Phoenix Mercury comes to Target Center on a tear:

22-3: An overall record that's the second-best 25-game start in WNBA history. With nine games to go, Phoenix is one win shy of the franchise record, and six wins shy of the WNBA record, for victories in a season.

16: Consecutive victories, which is the second-longest streak in WNBA history. The Los Angeles Sparks won 18 in a row in 2001.

June 12: The last time Phoenix lost, 96-95 at Connecticut.

85.9: Points scored per game, most in the league.

74.5: Points allowed per game, fewest in the league.