Lynx at a glance: The Lynx (9-4) have won four of their past five, but the loss was to the Western Division leading Mercury 112-105 last Wednesday at Target Center. ... The Lynx lead the WNBA in rebounding (38.9 per game). Forward Rebekkah Brunson averages a league-high 11.2 rpg. ... Lynx bench players are averaging 19.4 ppg, almost nine fewer than Phoenix's reserves.
Mercury at a glance: After an 0-3 start, Phoenix has won 10 of its past 11 and six in a row. ... Guard Diana Taurasi is averaging a team-high 19.3 points per game and just became the fifth WNBA player to score 5,000 points in her career. ... The Mercury leads the league in most offensive categories, including points per game (92.3), field goal percentage (48.2) and free throw percentage (84.7). ... Phoenix is 5-1 in its past six games against the Lynx.