Friday at Phoenix
Airway Center, 9 p.m.
Preview: The Lynx are playing their first back-to-back games of the season. They lost at Los Angeles on Thursday night and will face Phoenix on Friday night.
Lynx at a glance: Coach Cheryl Reeve said her team's final regular-season games might look a bit like preseason games. The Lynx have the top seed and home-court advantage clinched, so she can rest her starters and give her bench more playing time. ... Backup post Amber Harris (illness) in not with the team. ... The Lynx are 3-0 against the Mercury, winning by margins of 22, 18 and 16 points.
Phoenix at a glance: The Mercury (7-25) is coming off a 101-76 loss at L.A. on Tuesday. Five starters average in double figures, but guard Diana Taurasi (14 ppg) has been shut down for the season and point guard Samantha Prahalis (11.7) has missed the past six games because of a shoulder injury. Forward Candice Dupree (14) played three days ago for the first time since having knee surgery July 24. ... Center DeWanna Bonner is averaging 21 points and 7.4 rebounds.