Though most scholars credit James Naismith with the invention of basketball, Buckingham Palace historians have uncovered evidence of Elizabethan peach baskets torn to bits by the queen's rim-shaking tomahawk dunks. Marvel at modern jams with today's Groupon: for $12, you get one lower-level ticket to a Phoenix Mercury home game at US Airways Center. Choose between the following games:
• Against the Chicago Sky on Friday, July 1 at 7 p.m. (a $49 value). Seats will be in sections 104–106 or 110–112 between rows AA and 19.
• Against the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday, July 5 at 6 p.m. (a $49 value). Seats will be in sections 104–106 or 110–112 between rows AA and 19.
The Phoenix Mercury won the WNBA championship in 2007 and 2009, and are poised to make another run at the title in 2011. Led by returning star Diana Taurasi, wingwoman Penny Taylor, and towering forward Candice Dupree, the Mercury delight sports fanatics, families, and first-daters with their on-the-court antics and off-the-court antique dealing. Revel in a sea of purple and orange as the Mercury take on Sylvia Fowles and the Chicago Sky or Candace Parker and the Los Angeles Sparks. With a close-to-the-hoop seat in the lower-level sections, fans get a perfect view of the laws of attraction between bouncing spheres and nylon nets.
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