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WNBA Standings
Eastern
 1. New York L. 21-13 
 2. Chicago S. 18-16 
 3. Indiana F. 17-17 
 4. Atlanta D. 17-17 
 5. Connecticut S. 14-20 
 6. Washington M. 13-21 
Western
 1. Minnesota L. 28-6 
 2. L.Angeles S. 26-8 
 3. Phoenix M. 16-18 
 4. Seattle S. 16-18 
 5. Dallas W. 11-23 
 6. S.Antonio SS 7-27 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Elena DELLE DONNE
  
  (196-G/F-89)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Delle Donne, Chica.21.5 
 2. Charles, New Y.21.4 
 3. McCoughtry, Atlan.20.2 
 4. Moore, Minnesot.19.9 
 5. Ogwumike, L.Angele.19.3 
 6. Taurasi, Phoen.18.6 
 7. Stewart, Seatt.18.3 
 8. McBride, S..17.1 
 9. Loyd, Seattle S.16.7 
 10. Parker, L.Angele.16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tina CHARLES
  
  (193-C-88)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Charles, New Y.9.9 
 2. Stewart, Seatt.9.3 
 3. Ogwumike, L.Angele.9.1 
 4. Johnson, Dallas W.8.9 
 5. Fowles, Minnesot.8.8 
 6. Williams, Atlanta8.4 
 7. Paris, Dallas W.8.0 
 8. Lyttle, Atlanta D.7.8 
 9. Parker, L.Angele.7.6 
 10. Larkins, Indiana7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Sue BIRD
  
  (175-PG-80)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Bird, Seattle S.5.8 
 2. Thomas, Connecti.5.1 
 3. Vandersloot, Chica.4.9 
 4. January, Indiana F.4.8 
 5. Parker, L.Angele.4.5 
 6. Faulkner, Chica.4.4 
 7. Moore, Minnesot.4.3 
 8. Jefferson, S.Anton.4.2 
 9. Whalen, Minnesot.3.9 
 10. Sims, Dallas W.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Sancho LYTTLE
  
  (193-C-83)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Lyttle, Atlanta D.2.1 
 2. Catchings, India.1.9 
 3. Boyd, New York L.1.6 
 4. Jefferson, S.Anton.1.6 
 5. Moore, Minnesot.1.6 
 6. Beard, L.Angeles S.1.6 
 7. Vandersloot, Chica.1.5 
 8. McCoughtry, Atlan.1.5 
 9. Taylor, Phoenix M.1.5 
 10. Thomas, Connecti.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Brittney GRINER
  
  (203-C-90)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Griner, Phoenix M.3.1 
 2. Sanders, Washingt.2.5 
 3. Williams, Atlanta2.3 
 4. Stewart, Seatt.1.8 
 5. Fowles, Minnesot.1.8 
 6. Delle Donne, Chica.1.5 
 7. Stokes, New Y.1.4 
 8. Boyette, Chicago1.4 
 9. Parker, L.Angele.1.2 
 10. Ogwumike, L.Angel.1.2 
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Lynx top Sparks 77-74 to take over top spot in WNBA - Sep 7, 2016


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Sylvia
Fowles
The Lynx got their biggest win of the season Tuesday night, beating the Los Angeles Sparks 77-74 at Staples Center to break the deadlock between them atop the WNBA. Both teams went into the game with 24-5 records and on three-game winning streaks. Now the Lynx are one game ahead of the Sparks with only four games left and have clinched a spot in the league semifinals. The Lynx also won the season series with Los Angeles, two games to one, meaning they have the tiebreaker for the top seed - and the home-court advantage throughout the playoffs - if the two teams finish with the same regular-season record. So, in effect for seeding purposes, it's like a two-game lead for the Lynx. Sylvia Fowles (6'6''-C-85, college: LSU) led the Lynx with 21 points, making nine of 11 shots, and added nine rebounds while Maya Moore (6'0''-SG-89, college: Connecticut) had 20 points, scoring 12 of those in the fourth quarter. Rebekkah Brunson had only six points - she took only five shots - but had a game-high 11 rebounds. Lindsay Whalen (5'9''-PG-82, college: Minnesota) was also in double figures for the Lynx with 10 points. '[The Sparks] are a great team, and they have proven they are a great team all year long,' Moore said. 'So it means a lot to beat a team like that on the road twice.' Los Angeles is 12-2 at home. Its other loss at Staples Center also was to Minnesota, 72-69 on June 21. 'I don't think either team played as well as we could have though,' Moore said. 'We just had to gut it out and make a few more plays and good decisions. They were resilient at the end of the game, but we hung on and hit our free throws and came out the winner.' Moore made a fast-break layup for a 68-58 lead with 3:53 left. Minnesota was up by 12 with 1:47 left but Los Angeles charged back and Chelsea Gray (5'11''-G-92, college: Duke) hit a three-pointer from the left corner with 2.1 seconds left to pull the Sparks to 76-74. With a second left Whalen was intentionally fouled. She made her first free throw and intentionally missed the second to run out the clock. Gray, a reserve, led the Sparks with a career-high 20 points. Teammate Nneka Ogwumike (6'3''-F/C-90, college: Stanford) added 19 points and Kristi Toliver (5'7''-PG-87, college: Maryland) 11. Candace Parker (6'4''-C/F-86, college: Tennessee), the Sparks' second-leading scorer, had just 10 points. She was 3-for-11 shooting. 'We fought and we wanted it,' Gray said. 'The team played hard. Some things didn't go out way. We have to get stops down the stretch, but our fight was there. If it wasn't then we would have much bigger problems.' The Lynx led 42-37 at halftime behind Fowles' 11 points. She was 4-for-5 from the field and three of four on free throws. Ogwumike had 11 points. The Sparks didn't make their first basket of the third quarter until the 3:21 mark but only trailed 54-50 entering the fourth after closing on a 10-4 run, capped by Toliver's three-pointer with 34.5 seconds left. Toliver's driving layup cut the Lynx lead to 56-54 just 2:22 into the fourth. Fowles answered with a layup and Moore hit a three to make it 61-54. Moore was 3-for-7 behind the arc. 'Just trying to keep my poise,' Fowles said of her approach to such a big game. 'The Sparks have a really good defense, so I just need to pick my spots. It can't be the first quarter or the first half, you have to keep going throughout the game and that's what I tried to do tonight.' Fowles and Moore combined to score Minnesota's first 18 points of 23 in the fourth quarter. The Lynx shot 49.2 percent from the field, the Sparks 41 percent. Minnesota outrebounded Los Angeles 35-28. This is the Lynx's fifth 25-win season in the past six years. Only Los Angeles has reached that milestone as many times; next are Connecticut and the old Houston Comets with three 25-win seasons.
Courtesy of: startribune.com   




Tanisha
Wright
New York Liberty guard Tanisha Wright to skip 2017 WNBA season to rest - 16 days ago
New York Liberty president Isiah Thomas issued the following statement Monday: I want to inform our fans that Tanisha Wright(5'11''-SF-83, college: Penn St., agency: LBM Management) has decided she will take time away from the game to rest during the 2017 WNBA season. Tanisha has the full support of the New York Liberty organization as she does what is best for her health and future. Tanisha has played a pivotal role in all our success both on and off the court over the past two seasons,...   [read more]

Brittney
Griner
Phoenix Mercury, Brittney Griner reach multi-year contract agreement - 16 days ago
Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner(6'8''-C-90, college: Baylor) signed a new multi-year contract that will keep her as a team cornerstone. The 6-8 Griner, going into her fifth WNBA season, is a three-time WNBA All-Star and two-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year. The 26-year-old made a trip back to Phoenix from Russia, where she plays in the WNBA offseason, for the contract announcement before Sunday's Phoenix Suns game. Details of the contract were not released. Griner made $61,80...   [read more]

Penny Taylor
Mercury Name Penny Taylor Director of Player Development and Performance - 19 days ago
The three-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury today announced the hiring of Mercury legend Penny Tayloras the team's Director of Player Development and Performance. Taylor, a member of all three Mercury championship teams, steps into her new role following a 13-season WNBA playing career, 10 of which were spent in Phoenix. 'As we have always tried to make clear, our organization owes a great deal to Penny Taylor and our hope was that her post-playing career would keep her here, as well,' s...   [read more]


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Phoenix Mercury forward DeWanna Bonner will miss the 2017 season due to pregnancy - 21 days ago  
Stars sign Adut Bulgak - 21 days ago  
Lynx Hire James Wade as Assistant Coach - 27 days ago  
Stars Sign Roneeka Hodges - 28 days ago  
Indiana Fever Sign Brazilian Center Nadia Colhado - 29 days ago  
San Antonio Stars acquire center Clarissa Dos Santos from the Chicago Sky in exchange for center Astou Ndour - 30 days ago  
Former WNBA All-Star Taj McWilliams-Franklin Joins The Dallas Wings - 30 days ago  
Atlanta Dream sign Australian guard Rachel Jarry - 1 month ago  
Seattle Storms signs free agent guard Jennifer O'Neill - 1 month ago  
Connecticut Sun sign Danielle Adams to a training camp contract - 1 month ago  
Sun acquires Lynetta Kizer, trades Camille Little to Mercury and Candice Dupree goes to Indiana - 1 month ago  
Dallas Wings trade Odyssey Sims to the Los Angeles Sparks in exchange for picks in WNBA Draft - 1 month ago  
Minnesota Lynx Renounce Rights to Rachel Jarry - 1 month ago  
WNBA MVP Nneka Ogwumike Extends Contract with Los Angeles Sparks - 1 month ago  
The Connecticut Sun signed Kelly Faris, Jennifer Hamson and Kayla Pedersen to training camp contracts - 1 month ago  
Atlanta Dream signs center Markeisha Gatling and guard Whitney Knight - 1 month ago  
Candace Parker agrees to a multi-year contract extension with Los Angeles Sparks - 1 month ago  
Phoenix Mercury sign guard Yvonne Turner and forward Emma Cannon - 1 month ago  
Perth Lynx star Sami Whitcomb gets WNBA call-up with Seattle Storm - 1 month ago  
Bentley re-signs with Sun - 1 month ago  
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