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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 
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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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Sparks rout Lynx, move within one win of title - Oct 15, 2016


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A desperate team's fury quickly entrapped the Minnesota Lynx in a vice that later efforts could not loosen. The Los Angeles Sparks built a 22-point lead in the first eight minutes in earning a 92-75 win Friday night in the third game of the WNBA Finals in front of 8,093 at USC's Galen Center. The Sparks can secure their first WNBA championship since 2002 with a win Sunday night in Game 4 at the Staples Center. 'They won the persistence battle,' Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said. 'We didn't rise to the occasion. We were soft. We were feeble. I didn't see it coming, to be honest with you. 'I'm not sure what we were expecting when we started the game, but it wasn't that.' Los Angeles took immediate control behind an aggressive defense that forced 13 turnovers and converted them into 24 points. 'It felt like we had 30 turnovers for 60 points,' Reeve said. 'With just 13 for 24, they cashed in on every single one of them.' The Sparks also outrebounded the Lynx for the first time in the series. Los Angeles grabbed 11 rebounds to the visitors' five in the first quarter, and finished with 29 to Minnesota's 24. 'That was something different from the last game,' said Lynx center Sylvia Fowles (6'6''-C-85, college: LSU), who explained the difference as 'just a lot of good effort from L.A.'s posts and guards just crashing the boards more often and frequently.' Candace Parker (6'4''-C/F-86, college: Tennessee) and Nneka Ogwumike (6'3''-F/C-90, college: Stanford) reaped the benefits. After scoring just six points in Game 2, Nneka Ogwumike collected 21 points, nine rebounds, three assists and three steals. Parker added a game-high 24 points, matched Nneka Ogwumike with nine rebounds and blocked two shots. 'That was a product of me being nonexistent in every game we played Minnesota this year,' Parker said about her performance. 'My teammates played well in Game 1 and Game 2, but I was just there.' Meanwhile, the Sparks' Essence Carson (6'0''-G/F-86, college: Rutgers) and Alana Beard (6'1''-G/F-82, college: Duke) wreaked havoc from the perimeter. Carson made all four of her three-point shots to finish with 16 points, and Beard scored 15. Los Angeles took a 7-0 lead before Fowles scored the Lynx's first points on a lay-in with three minutes gone. But the visitors would score just six more points in the next 4:08 as the Sparks built a 30-8 advantage with 1:59 left in the first quarter. Parker led the blitz with 10 points, while Nneka Ogwumike scored eight. 'When you have such a long, aggressive and athletic team like L.A., you have to anticipate ways to get out of their pressure,' Lynx star Maya Moore (6'0''-SG-89, college: Connecticut) said. 'They're extremely good at converting those turnovers into points where we can't even give our defense a chance to stop them.' But the Lynx used a 13-2 surge in the final 4:44 of the second quarter to narrow their halftime deficit to 48-40. The Sparks responded in the third quarter with a 6-0 spurt to expand their lead from 58-50 to 64-50 with 2:37 left in the period. 'We increased our defensive intensity and got some deflections and steals to give ourselves some fastbreak points and more possessions,' Moore said. 'But at the end of the day, if we continue to turn the ball over, it robs us of opportunities to score and gives them opportunities to score.' Fowles and Rebekkah Brunson (6'3''-F/C-81, college: Georgetown, agency: LBM Management) led the Lynx with 14 points apiece, while Lindsay Whalen added 11. The Lynx might play Sunday night without forward Janel McCarville, who injured her back while being fouled from behind by the Sparks' Janel Lavender with 45 seconds left in the third quarter. McCarville left the game, and no prognosis was announced.
Courtesy of: twincities.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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