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Lynx preview: The Lynx (9-7) scored 109 points in a victory over the Mercury this season at Target Center, but gave up 104 points in a loss in Phoenix. Guard Kelly Miller had her 106-game consecutive start streak end last Sunday. F Charde Houston and C Nicky Anosike will head for New York after the game for Saturday's WNBA All-Star Game.

Mercury preview: WNBA scoring leader Diana Taurasi (20.7 points per game) is serving the second game of a two-game suspension after she was arrested for driving under the influence recently. Taurasi and G Cappie Pondexter (20.3 ppg) were named to the All-Star team, and Pondexter has been the league's player of the week for three consecutive weeks.