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Eastern
 1. New York L. 22-12 
 2. Connecticut S. 21-13 
 3. Washington M. 18-16 
 4. Chicago S. 12-22 
 5. Atlanta D. 12-22 
 6. Indiana F. 9-25 
Western
 1. Minnesota L. 27-7 
 2. L.Angeles S. 26-8 
 3. Phoenix M. 18-16 
 4. Dallas W. 16-18 
 5. Seattle S. 15-19 
 6. S.Antonio SS 8-26 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Brittney GRINER
  Phoenix M.
  (203-C-90)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Griner, Phoenix M.21.5 
 2. Delle-Donne, Washingt.19.9 
 3. Stewart, Seatt.19.9 
 4. Charles, New Y.19.7 
 5. Fowles, Minnesot.19.0 
 6. Ogwumike, L.Angele.18.5 
 7. Diggins, Dallas W.18.3 
 8. Taurasi, Phoen.17.8 
 9. Loyd, Seattle S.17.6 
 10. Moore, Minnesot.17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jonquel JONES
  Connecti.
  (198-C-94)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Jones, Connecti.11.6 
 2. Fowles, Minnesot.10.4 
 3. Thomas, Washingt.9.4 
 4. Charles, New Y.9.3 
 5. Johnson, Dallas W.9.2 
 6. Stewart, Seatt.8.7 
 7. Parker, L.Angele.8.4 
 8. Ogwumike, L.Angele.7.8 
 9. Griner, Phoenix M.7.5 
 10. Lyttle, Atlanta D.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Courtney VANDERSLOOT
  Chica.
  (173-PG-89)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Vandersloot, Chica.8.1 
 2. Clarendon, Atlan.6.6 
 3. Bird, Seattle S.6.6 
 4. Diggins, Dallas W.5.7 
 5. Jefferson, S.Antoni.4.6 
 6. Gray, L.Angeles S.4.6 
 7. Parker, L.Angele.4.5 
 8. Thomas, Connecti.4.4 
 9. Pondexter, Chica.4.3 
 10. Wheeler, India.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Alana BEARD
  L.Angeles S.
  (185-G/F-82)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Beard, L.Angeles S.2.1 
 2. Ogwumike, L.Angele.1.9 
 3. Moore, Minnesot.1.8 
 4. Thomas, Connecti.1.7 
 5. Thomas, Connecti.1.6 
 6. Jefferson, S.Antoni.1.6 
 7. Parker, L.Angele.1.5 
 8. Johnson, Indiana F.1.5 
 9. Gray, Dallas W.1.5 
 10. Lyttle, Atlanta D.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Brittney GRINER
  Phoenix M.
  (203-C-90)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Griner, Phoenix M.2.4 
 2. Williams, Atlanta D.1.9 
 3. Fowles, Minnesot.1.9 
 4. Parker, L.Angele.1.7 
 5. Breland, Chicago S.1.7 
 6. Stewart, Seatt.1.6 
 7. Meesseman, Washingt.1.6 
 8. Dolson, Chicago S.1.3 
 9. Jones, Connecti.1.2 
 10. Delle-Donne, Washingt.1.1 
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Minn.L. 54% Sep.24 L.Angeles S
Liberty postseason dream ends in brutal elimination-game loss - Sep 26, 2016


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Diana
Taurasi
Another playoff run was over before it could get started for the Liberty. Diana Taurasi (6'0''-SG-82, college: Connecticut) had 30 points, Brittney Griner (6'8''-C-90, college: Baylor) had 22 points and 10 rebounds and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Liberty 101-94 in the second round of the WNBA playoffs Saturday at Madison Square Garden. Phoenix, the No. 8 seed, led nearly the entire way before ending the No. 3 Liberty's season in the single-elimination game of the league's new playoff format. The Liberty trailed 68-67 going to the fourth and tied the score at 74 on an Epiphanny Prince (5'9''-G-88, college: Rutgers) 3-pointer with 7:23 left in the game. Forward Tina Charles (6'4''-C-88, college: Connecticut) scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Liberty, the regular season Eastern Conference champions, who were a win away from the WNBA Finals last season. Griner who struggled to find her game prior to the Olympics, said knowing the season could end added a sense of urgency. 'You can't let one slip away,' Griner said. 'It really made us work well together, knowing this was a single elimination game.' We'll have to play each and every game like this moving forward.' Phoenix coach Sandy Brondello said the key strategy was keeping her starters on the court, particularly Taurasi. 'Oh, Diana Taurasi, she's the GOAT,' Brondello said. 'She's such an unselfish player. Her determination to win in big moments, that's why we keep her in the game, she makes those shots.' Though Charles fared better in previous meetings with Mercury, she agreed Taurasi was the key to assuring her team's defeat. 'Diana was Diana tonight,' Charles said. 'Penny Taylor (6'1''-F-81) and Brittney Griner played well too. To me, success is not about awards you receive. We did get better. Aside from what happened tonight, I can't cry. I hold my head up. We improved as a team.' Tanisha Wright (5'11''-SF-83, college: Penn St., agency: LBM Management) dropped in 21 points and Carolyn Swords added 14 for the Liberty. It just wasn't enough. Liberty guard Brittany Boyd (5'9''-G-93, college: California) remained on the bench with her head down during the national anthem in support of Colin Kaepernick's social injustice message.
Courtesy of: nypost.com   




Candace
Parker
Parker's layup helps Sparks sweep Mercury - 6 days ago
Candace Parker (6'4''-C/F-86, college: Tennessee) hobbled into the postgame press conference with ice bags over both knees and slung over her left shoulder. But soreness was a small price to pay for a return trip to the WNBA Finals. Parker drove for a layup with 2.9 seconds to play, giving the Los Angeles Sparks an 89-87 win and three-game sweep of the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA semifinals Sunday. Parker, a two-time league Most Valuable Player, finished with 21 points and 11 assists. The...   [read more]

Maya Moore
Moore, Fowles help Lynx sweep Mystics, return to WNBA Finals - 6 days ago
The Minnesota Lynx are back in the WNBA Finals after completing a semifinal sweep of the Washington Mystics on Sunday. That doesn't mean it was easy. Maya Moore (6'0''-SG-89, college: Connecticut) scored 21 points, Sylvia Fowles (6'6''-C-85, college: LSU) added 17 points and 14 rebounds, and the Lynx sealed their place in a third straight finals after pulling away to an 81-70 win in Game 3. Seimone Augustus (6'0''-SF-84, college: LSU) added 18 points to help make sure Minnesota will have...   [read more]

Sylvia
Fowles
Fowles, Moore lift Lynx over Mystics, 93-83 - 9 days ago
In the precious few minutes newly crowned MVP Sylvia Fowles (6'6''-C-85, college: LSU) sat on the bench during Game 2 of the WNBA semifinals, she allowed herself to soak up the raucous atmosphere of the University of Minnesota's Williams Arena and marvel at just how loud 9,000 fans can get. "You know why it's loud, Syl?" said teammate Lindsay Whalen (5'9''-PG-82, college: Minnesota), a former Golden Gophers All-American. "Because it's 'The Barn.'" Fowles scored 25 points to lead the Lynx...   [read more]


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