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Game 1of 2014 Mercury Playoffs set for Friday, Aug. 22, 7pm at US Airways Center

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The two-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury today announced the club's schedule for the opening round of the 2014 WNBA Playoffs, which includes Game 1 on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. at US Airways Center.  Basketball fans watching the game on NBA TV or WNBA Live Access will notice a familiar voice, as Hall of Fame Phoenix Suns broadcaster Al McCoy will provide play-by-play alongside analyst and Hall of Famer Ann Meyers Drysdale.

In addition to NBA TV's live broadcast of Game 1, FOX Sports Arizona will air the game in its entirety following its Diamondbacks postgame show at approximately 10 p.m.  Game 2 of the Mercury's opening round series, which will be played on the road on Sunday, Aug. 24, will air on ESPN2 at 6 p.m. Phoenix time.  If necessary, Game 3 will be played on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at US Airways Center at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast live on FOX Sports Arizona Plus, and on NBA TV.

Western Conference Semifinals

Mercury vs. TBD

Game 1                Friday, Aug. 22                  TBD at Phoenix                 7 p.m. (Phoenix time)                    NBA TV/FSAZ*

Game 2                Sunday, Aug. 24                Phoenix at TBD                 6 p.m. (Phoenix time)                    ESPN2

Game 3**           Tuesday, Aug. 26              TBD at Phoenix                 7 p.m. (Phoenix time)                    FSAZ-Plus/NBA TV

*Live on NBA TV; Tape delayed and aired following Diamondbacks postgame show on FSAZ

**If Necessary

Currently a WNBA-best 27-5 (.844), the Mercury has secured the WNBA's best regular season record and the No. 1 overall seed throughout the playoffs.  Phoenix does not yet have an opponent for the best-of-three first round series (Western Conference Semifinals).  The Western Conference Finals is a best-of-three series and the WNBA Finals is best-of-five. 

Tickets for Game 1 of the Mercury's opening round series are on sale now starting at just $17 and can be purchased at PhoenixMercury.com, the US Airways Center ticket office or by phone at 602-252-WNBA.

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