The Phoenix Mercury hopes to beat the Seattle Storm for the second time in four days when they meet in Seattle on Saturday.

Five of the Mercury (1-1) players scored in double figures in Wednesday’s 97-77 victory over the underhanded Storm (1-2), which has lost two straight and will look to repeat the trick Live on Sky Sports Mix from 8pm Saturday.

The most recent success stemmed from last season’s WNBA playoffs, when the Mercury stunned a then-world championship storm in overtime.

In the midweek game, Tina Charles led the Suns with a double-double of 22 points and 11 rebounds. The former league MVP knocked down three of his four attempts from 3-point range.

“I just kept trying to get better,” Charles said. “I know my game has a long way to go. I’ve been following Diana (Taurasi) and she’s always looking for ways to get better. She’s never satisfied, like I said, she has High standards and trust me, so when we were playing a two-man game, I had a 3-pointer and she told me to take it, so I took it.”

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Highlights from the WNBA Phoenix Mercury-Seattle Storm clash

Like Charles, Taurasi was hot, making four 3-pointers and scoring 15 points against Seattle as she helped head coach Vanessa Nygard win her first WNBA victory.

“I’m very happy to see the progress our team has made,” Nygard said. “As a coach, I learned a lot from the game.”

The Storm were without three key players in Wednesday’s loss. Both Breanna Stewart and Prince Epiphany are currently out due to the league’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Mercedes Russell remains out with non-basketball-related injuries.

Jewell Loyd scored a season-high 26 points for Seattle, which should hopefully get back on track. Limiting errors will be key. The Storm had 15 turnovers Wednesday.

“We’ve been talking about things defensively as a team that we have to continue to grow and get better,” Seattle head coach Noel Quinn said. “Obviously taking good care of the ball is one of them. They scored on every mistake we made.”

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