Leilani Mitchell lit up the Mercury as they made their way past two do or die playoff games and into the semifinals against the reigning champion LA Sparks, while both Seattle and New York were unsuccessful in their elimination games. Phoenix met Seattle in their first playoff game in a do or die elimination match. Phoenix closed out the win with six straight free throws to take the win at 79-69. Leilani Mitchell was clutch in this match, scoring the three pointer that put the game out of question for Seattle. Her stand out game saw her make 17 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. The Mercury’s stars in Brittney Griner and Diana Taurasi dominated the game.