Posts by Alex Simon

SF Bay Area native, 2x grad (Elon, ASU), adjunct professor at ASU's Cronkite School, editor & journalist always looking to tell unique stories.

Brittney Griner. (Screenshot via WNBA Media Central)

Mercury stars step up in OT win to even WNBA Finals

October 14, 2021

‘BG is just playing at a different level right now’

How the Phoenix Mercury can answer the bell in Game 2

October 13, 2021

‘Nobody’s in panic mode’

Fatigue a factor in Mercury dropping Game 1 of WNBA Finals

October 11, 2021

Phoenix hopes two days of rest, Sophie Cunningham returning will help in Game 2

Diana Taurasi

With Isla born and GOAT awarded, Diana Taurasi ready for Finals

October 10, 2021

Taurasi details the whirlwind 48 hours before Game 1 of the Finals began

Shey Peddy sends Phoenix Mercury back to WNBA Finals

October 9, 2021

Peddy’s clutch free throws, Griner’s block lift Phoenix to first Finals appearance since 2014

Phoenix Mercury's Kia Nurse dribbles during a game against the Washington Mystics on May 18, 2021. (Domenic Allegra photo)

Kia Nurse is hurt and the Phoenix Mercury’s season is on the brink

October 8, 2021

Difficult choices loom for Sandy Brondello

Mercury Brianna

Brianna Turner’s ‘pretty perfect game’ has Mercury one win from Finals

October 4, 2021

Turner’s 23-point, 17-rebound night leads Mercury to dominant win over Aces in Game 3 of WNBA Semifinals

Brittney Griner is pictured in purple and orange Phoenix Mercury jersey, wearing the number 42.

The Phoenix Mercury can’t play in their home arena, and here’s why

October 1, 2021

Complicated factors at work, but change is possible

How Diana Taurasi stole the show again

October 1, 2021

Taurasi scored 37 points, hit 8 threes, while Brittney Griner dominated inside

‘Not ready to go home’: Taurasi returns, Diggins-Smith and Griner dominate

September 27, 2021

WNBA’s knockout round killers Phoenix Mercury back in semifinals again