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Phoenix a win away from WNBA championship; may be without Griner vs Sky in Game 3 in Chicago

  • Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner (42) walks to the bench after getting a cut above her eye during the first half of  Game 2 of the WNBA basketball finals against the Chicago Sky, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner (42) walks to the bench after getting a cut above her eye during the first half of Game 2 of the WNBA basketball finals against the Chicago Sky, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)  (The Associated Press)

  • Phoenix Mercury forward Penny Taylor stands over center Brittney Griner (42) after Griner got a cut above her eye during the first half of  Game 2 of the WNBA basketball finals against the Chicago Sky, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Phoenix Mercury forward Penny Taylor stands over center Brittney Griner (42) after Griner got a cut above her eye during the first half of Game 2 of the WNBA basketball finals against the Chicago Sky, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)  (The Associated Press)

  • Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi (3) reacts to a call in the first half of Game 1 of the WNBA basketball finals against the Chicago Sky, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi (3) reacts to a call in the first half of Game 1 of the WNBA basketball finals against the Chicago Sky, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)  (The Associated Press)

After dominating the Chicago Sky in the first two games of the WNBA Finals, Diana Taurasi and her Phoenix Mercury know closing out the series won't be easy.

Especially if star center Brittney Griner can't play after being hit in the right eye in Game 2. Griner didn't travel with the team to Chicago and the Mercury announced Thursday that she underwent an outpatient procedure to correct a retinal issue.

She's listed as a game-time decision for Friday night in the best of five series. Griner also got hit in the mouth and lost part of her tooth in Game 2.

The Sky won't play at their regular home, the Allstate Arena, because of a previously scheduled Garth Brooks concert. The teams will play at the University of Illinois-Chicago.