Streaking Mercury host WNBA All-Star Game

Streaking Mercury host WNBA All-Star Game

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By BOB BAUM
AP Sports Writer

PHOENIX (AP) - The desert is a perfect place for this year's WNBA All-Star Game. It's where the most dominating basketball in the league has been played this season

The Phoenix Mercury enter the All-Star break on a franchise-record 12-game winning streak and have compiled a gaudy 18-3 record.

Mercury stars Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner are starters for the West in Saturday's game, with teammate Candice Dupree among the reserves.

Taurasi makes her seventh All-Star appearance. Griner was supposed to start as a rookie last year but sat out the game because of injury. She enters the game off her second dunk of the season Tuesday night.

East All-Star reserve Chiney Ogwumike, a rookie with Connecticut, says the Mercury "are a great measuring stick" for the rest of the WNBA.

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