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Apparently, all the Phoenix Mercury needed was a change at the helm. The Mercury look to stay unbeaten under interim coach Russ Pennell when they visit the San Antonio Silver Stars on Saturday night. The defensive-minded Pennell has quickly made his presence felt since replacing sixth-year coach Corey Gaines last Thursday, leading Phoenix (13-11) to three consecutive victories. The Mercury have held opponents to an average of 60.3 points during their run, significantly lower than their league-worst mark of 81.6. "I think fans have been wanting us to play defense for years now and the last three games have shown that we can do it," forward Candice Dupree said. "It's just a mindset. You get a coach in here that that is the end of the floor that he focuses on and us as players have to buy into it, and I think we have so far." Phoenix continued its recent defensive prowess in a 75-58 victory over Indiana on Wednesday, limiting the Fever to 31.3 percent shooting. "I am really proud ...
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