Phoenix Mercury Could be Turning the Season Corner

The Phoenix Mercury has won three games in a row, following the departure of former teammate newcomer Tina Charles.

Charles left for the Seattle Storm as the team had what is called a divorce contract situation.

Which is another way of saying, Charles did not want to waste time not being on a contender, complained about her role, and apparently embellished some injuries to miss games.

The veteran wants to be part of a contender, which before she signed had star Center Britney Griner as a running mate. The team on paper was a championship contender after coming up short of the Finals last year.

The departure of Charles set the team off to an angry-led energy that re-focused the team to be one unit.

Star guard Sophie Cunningham let out her frustrations after the comeback gritty win in Dallas, she shouted out what she thought of a teammate that gave up on its team mid-season.

“(Bleep) Tina Charles” shouted the enthusiastic sharp shooter surrounded by her teammates.

Then the Mercury commenced on a three-game winning streak, one that featured smothering defense and ball movement.

In the second game versus the Fever, The Mercury had seven players in double figures and racked up a high 27 assist,s and scored 99 points. Following one of the games of the three-win streak, Diana Taurasi addressed the crowd and continued to declare “Good things are coming” talking about the play of the team going forward.

6 time all-star Skylar Diggins-Smith

Can this be the turning point to a season that has been very difficult and frustrating, or was the three-game win streak part of the weak part of the schedule?

That will be determined when Mercury head to Chicago to take on Candice Parker and the league-leading Sky.  

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