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WNBA Standings
Eastern
 1. Atlanta D. 3-1 
 2. New York L. 3-1 
 3. Washington M. 3-2 
 4. Indiana F. 2-3 
 5. Connecticut S. 1-4 
 6. Chicago S. 1-5 
Western
 1. Minnesota L. 5-1 
 2. Seattle S. 4-1 
 3. Phoenix M. 3-2 
 4. Dallas W. 2-2 
 5. L.Angeles S. 2-2 
 6. S.Antonio SS 0-5 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jewell LOYD
  Seattle S.
  (178-G-93)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Loyd, Seattle S.21.4 
 2. Ogwumike, L.Angele.21.3 
 3. Delle-Donne, Washingt.21.2 
 4. Hayes, Atlanta D.20.8 
 5. Griner, Phoenix M.20.2 
 6. Fowles, Minnesot.20.0 
 7. Gray, L.Angeles S.17.8 
 8. Charles, New Y.17.0 
 9. McBride, S..16.7 
 10. Currie, S.Antoni.16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jonquel JONES
  Connecti.
  (198-C-94)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Jones, Connecti.12.2 
 2. Fowles, Minnesot.10.7 
 3. Williams, Atlanta D.10.5 
 4. Johnson, Dallas W.9.0 
 5. Parker, L.Angele.8.7 
 6. Breland, Chicago S.8.7 
 7. Charles, New Y.8.5 
 8. Stewart, Seatt.8.3 
 9. Griner, Phoenix M.7.4 
 10. Ruffin-Pratt, Washingt.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Cappie PONDEXTER
  Chica.
  (175-G-83)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Pondexter, Chica.8.3 
 2. Bird, Seattle S.8.0 
 3. Clarendon, Atlan.7.5 
 4. Robinson, Phoen.6.4 
 5. Parker, L.Angele.5.7 
 6. Diggins, Dallas W.5.5 
 7. Whalen, Minnesot.5.2 
 8. Quinn, Seattle S.4.2 
 9. Toliver, Washingt.4.0 
 10. Mitchell, Phoenix M.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Sancho LYTTLE
  Atlanta D.
  (193-C-83)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Lyttle, Atlanta D.2.5 
 2. Beard, L.Angeles S.2.0 
 3. Fowles, Minnesot.2.0 
 4. Young, Chicago S.1.8 
 5. Prince, New Y.1.8 
 6. Holmes, Atlanta D.1.8 
 7. Mitchell, Phoenix M.1.8 
 8. Clarendon, Atlan.1.8 
 9. Larkins, Indiana F.1.6 
 10. Ruffin-Pratt, Washingt.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Brittney GRINER
  Phoenix M.
  (203-C-90)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Griner, Phoenix M.3.8 
 2. Fowles, Minnesot.2.3 
 3. Breland, Chicago S.2.2 
 4. Parker, L.Angele.2.0 
 5. Stewart, Seatt.1.8 
 6. Dolson, Chicago S.1.7 
 7. Harrison, S.Antoni.1.4 
 8. Diggins, Dallas W.1.3 
 9. Lyttle, Atlanta D.1.3 
 10. Rodgers, New Y.1.3 
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Round 4 (Regular Season)

New York L. 65% Jun.4 Phoenix M.
Wash.M. 54% Jun.4 Atlanta D.
Indiana F. 54% Jun.3 Dallas W.
S.Antonio S Jun.3 Conn.S. 79%
Seattle S. 55% Jun.3 Minn.L.
New York L. 68% Jun.2 Dallas W.
Atlanta D. 98% Jun.1 S.Antonio S
Wash.M. 78% Jun.1 Conn.S.
Chicago S. Jun.1 Phoenix M. 83%
New York L. 74% May.30 L.Angeles S
Dallas W. 54% May.30 Indiana F.
Beard's jumper lifts Sparks over Lynx in Game 1 - Oct 10, 2016


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Alana Beard
In a championship series filled with stars, Alana Beard (6'1''-G/F-82, college: Duke) sometimes can get lost with so much attention on Minnesota's four Olympians and the two MVPs in Los Angeles. That's exactly what happened in the closing moments of Game 1 of the WNBA Finals, and Beard hit a jumper from the baseline just before time expired to lift the Sparks to a 78-76 victory over the defending champion Lynx. With the defense collapsing on Candace Parker (6'4''-C/F-86, college: Tennessee) and Nneka Ogwumike (6'3''-F/C-90, college: Stanford) in the paint, Beard found herself all alone in the corner. She took the pass from Chelsea Gray (5'11''-G-92, college: Duke) and knocked down jumper with Maya Moore (6'0''-SG-89, college: Connecticut)'s in her face. As the ball splashed through, Moore put her head in her hands, and the Sparks celebrated a thrilling victory, their second on Minnesota's court this season. "You may not recognize the importance of her statistically for us a lot of times," Sparks coach Brian Agler said. "But her presence, her leadership, obviously how disruptive she can be defensively, and then for her to hit a shot like that, it was incredible." Kristi Toliver (5'7''-PG-87, college: Maryland) scored 19 points to lead Los Angeles and Parker had 14 points and nine rebounds in her finals debut. League MVP Ogwumike added 19 points for the Sparks in the opener of the best-of-five series. Sylvia Fowles (6'6''-C-85, college: LSU) had 18 points and 13 rebounds and Lindsay Whalen (5'9''-PG-82, college: Minnesota) scored 18 points for top-seeded Minnesota. Moore scored all 18 of her points in the second half to move into first place on the WNBA's career finals scoring list, but the Lynx committed 16 turnovers and got caught scrambling on the final possession of the game. "I think we were more worried about not letting anyone get to the hole," Fowles said. "I'm not sure exactly what happened on that last play to make her get wide open. But we learned from this." There was a time not too long ago when Beard's name belonged on the marquee with players Parker and Ogwumike or Lynx stars Moore, Sylvia Fowles, Seimone Augustus and Lindsay Whalen. She was the national player of the year at Duke, the No. 2 overall pick by the Washington Mystics in 2004 and a four-time All-Star before injuries set her back. She re-emerged in Los Angeles as a defensive specialist, but she took center stage in Game 1. Before she hit the game-winner, Beard also had a spectacular block of a shot by Whalen and then a steal off an inbounds to set up Ogwumike's bucket for a 76-72 lead. Moore scored on a coast-to-coast layup to tie the score at 76 with 24.7 seconds to play, but she helped aggressively on Gray's drive on the other end, leaving Beard open for just her second bucket of the game. "I don't think I've ever hit a game-winner," Beard said quietly. "So it's pretty cool. Pretty cool."
Courtesy of: sltrib.com   




Skylar
Diggins
Stars collapse in fourth, fall to Wings - 3 days ago
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Brittney
Griner
Griner's double-double lands her Player of the Week award - 6 days ago
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Candace
Parker
Round 2: Sparks are new leaders - 7 days ago
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