Just about nobody thought they would do this well this year. That said, once Taurasi started to whine to the officials, the calls started going against the Sun. It changed the game in the Mercury's favor. Officiating plays too big a role in basketball and there is no easy fix for that. But Taurasi and Griner got star protection and nobody on the Sun got that. They have to learn to pretend to get hit like the other teams do. It's cheesy and I don't like it, but if you don't do it, you get the short end of the stick. Anyway, I love the Sun and they will learn to do what needs to be done to win games like this. They have a great coach and a great core of young players, will probably get Chiney back next year, and maybe even pick someone up in the draft. The future is really bright.