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Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner leading Phoenix Mercury with great stats

The Mercury currently have the best record in the WNBA.

Connecticut Sun v Phoenix Mercury
Brittney Griner (42) and Diana Taurasi (3) are making it very difficult for opponents to get a W against the Phoenix Mercury.
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The Phoenix Mercury have the WNBA’s best record, and the team has, in part, out stars Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner to thank.

With an impressive 14-5 record (.737), the Mercury are well on their way to securing a playoff home-court advantage in at least the first round.

That’s because the dynamic duo are leading various league statistics categories for the season, and it isn’t even close.

Taurasi leads the league in both three-pointers made (60) and free-throw percentage (.958).

Meanwhile, Griner continues to be a dominant force on defense, leading the league with 3.2 blocks per game, 60% more than Dallas’ Elizabeth Cambage. Griner won the WNBA’s Defensive Player of the Year award in both 2014 and 2015. She is seventh all-time on the WNBA’s blocks list. By the end of the 2018 season, she will likely be in the top five, if not third all-time. At 27, barring a severe injury, she is likely to end her career at the top of the career-blocks list.

Griner already has the WNBA records for blocks-per-game in a season.

Taurasi and Griner won a league title together in 2014.

The Mercury defeated the Sun on Thursday night, with Taurasi pouring in 25 points.

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