Glance at the regular season records and the Phoenix Mercury would seem to be a shoe-in to win the WNBA Finals over the Chicago Sky.
Not so fast.
Chicago finally has all of its players, and the Mercury know the Sky's 15-19 regular season record is deceiving.
Phoenix's Diana Taurasi calls Chicago "probably one of top two or three teams in the league."
The Sky better be good, because Phoenix enters Sunday's Game 1 with an 18-game home winning streak. The Mercury haven't lost in Phoenix since May 23, to San Antonio in the third game of the season.
The Mercury beat Chicago twice in the regular season, but the Sky were missing star forward Elena Delle Donne and point guard Courtney Vandersloot for both of those games.