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WNBA Standings
 1 Atlanta D. 0-0 
 2 Chicago S. 0-0 
 3 Connecticut S. 0-0 
 4 Indiana F. 0-0 
 5 New York L. 0-0 
 6 Washington M. 0-0 
 1 Dallas W. 0-0 
 2 L.Angeles S. 0-0 
 3 Las Vegas Aces 0-0 
 4 Minnesota L. 0-0 
 5 Phoenix M. 0-0 
 6 Seattle S. 0-0 

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Elizabeth CAMBAGE
  Dallas W.
  Avg: 22.9
 1. Cambage, Dallas W.22.9 
 2. Stewart, Seatt.22.4 
 3. Wilson, Las V.20.7 
 4. Taurasi, Phoen.20.7 
 5. Griner, Phoenix M.20.7 
 6. Delle-Donne, Washingt.20.4 
 7. Charles, New Y.19.7 
 8. Bonner, Phoenix M.18.4 
 9. McBride, Las V.18.2 
 10. Diggins, Dallas W.18.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sylvia FOWLES
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Fowles, Minnesot.11.9 
 2. Cambage, Dallas W.9.7 
 3. Breland, Atlanta D.8.3 
 4. Stewart, Seatt.8.1 
 5. Parker, L.Angele.8.1 
 6. Wilson, Las V.8.0 
 7. Thomas, Connecti.7.9 
 8. Bonner, Phoenix M.7.9 
 9. Griner, Phoenix M.7.8 
 10. Delle-Donne, Washingt.7.7 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Vandersloot, Chica.8.6 
 2. Bird, Seattle S.7.0 
 3. Diggins, Dallas W.6.2 
 4. Taurasi, Phoen.5.4 
 5. Boyd, New York L.5.3 
 6. Gray, L.Angeles S.5.1 
 7. Thomas, Connecti.4.7 
 8. Parker, L.Angele.4.6 
 9. Cloud, Washingt.4.5 
 10. Toliver, Washingt.4.4 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Moore, Minnesot.1.7 
 2. Ogwumike, L.Angele.1.6 
 3. Williams, Chicago S.1.6 
 4. Beard, L.Angeles S.1.5 
 5. Diggins, Dallas W.1.4 
 6. Fowles, Minnesot.1.4 
 7. Bentley, Connecti.1.3 
 8. Bonner, Phoenix M.1.3 
 9. Stewart, Seatt.1.3 
 10. Parker, L.Angele.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Brittney GRINER
  Phoenix M.
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Griner, Phoenix M.2.5 
 2. Breland, Atlanta D.2.0 
 3. Howard, Seattle S.1.9 
 4. Williams, Atlanta D.1.7 
 5. Cambage, Dallas W.1.7 
 6. Wilson, Las V.1.6 
 7. Sanders, Washingt.1.5 
 8. Stewart, Seatt.1.3 
 9. Delle-Donne, Washingt.1.3 
 10. Jones, Connecti.1.2 

First Round Schedule
L.Angeles S May.26 Las Vegas Ac
Phoenix M. May.25 Seattle S.
Wash.M. May.25 Conn.S.
Chicago S. May.25 Minn.L.
Dallas W. May.24 Atlanta D.
Indiana F. May.24 New York L.
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Storm offense hits high gear in dominating, drama-free Game 1 win - Sep 8, 2018

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Jewell Loyd
After so much drama in their recent outings, maybe it was inevitable that the WNBA Finals opener between Seattle and Washington didn't sustain the same feeling. The Storm didn't allow it. The game was a dream for Seattle and a dud for Washington, an 89-76 Storm victory that the fans at KeyArena thoroughly enjoyed because it didn't give them heart palpitations, like both Game 5s of the WNBA semifinals. In fact, if you were a Storm fan, this game was downright relaxing. Seattle led 48-32 at halftime, and by the third quarter, the Mystics looked as if they were already in the mental space of trying to get ready for Sunday's Game 2. "When you're in it, you never feel like you're safe," Seattle's Sue Bird said. "We were constantly on high alert. But ... we were able to cause some turnovers, to get some transition going -- which is what we love to do -- and that set the tone. "Once we get going, like any team, you start to feel comfortable, the basket gets bigger, you get a little more aggressive. And that's kind of what happened." The rim seemed huge for guard Jewell Loyd (5'10''-G-93, college: Notre Dame), who struggled a bit during the semifinals, and center Natasha Howard (6'3''-F-91, college: Florida St., agency: LBM Management). And they took advantage of that, going a combined 17 of 21 from the field. Loyd led Seattle in scoring with 23 points. As good as the Mystics' defense can be -- even though we didn't see it Friday -- it's still a bit of a relief for Loyd that she's not still facing a defender as pesky as Phoenix's Briann January. "I need to be able to shoot and just have short-term memory," Loyd said. "But it helps when you're playing with people who are unselfish, that set you up and keep giving you the ball. And that's what makes this team special. Everyone is willing to make the extra pass." Howard had 19 points, and MVP Breanna Stewart (6'4''-F-94, college: Connecticut) had 22. "It felt good that we were in control of the game the whole time," Howard said. Seattle definitely looked the part of the No. 1 seed. But No. 3 Washington looked weary -- the Mystics also were on the road in Game 5 of their semifinal series with Atlanta -- and lacking answers. The good thing is, it's only one game in what could still be a compelling series. Or maybe it set the tone for Seattle getting an upper hand that it won't let go. The Mystics have not had such a poor game since before the All-Star Game on July 28. Coach Mike Thibault unloaded his bench Friday trying to find some kind of spark. But none was found. Rookie Ariel Atkins (5'11''-G-96, college: Texas) had 23 points and was really the only bright spot for the Mystics. "I don't know if it was getting caught up in the moment, Game 1 nerves, or whatever," Mystics center LaToya Sanders (6'3''-PF-86, college: N.Carolina) said. "As bad as we played, and as well as Seattle played, it still only counts as one loss. When one or two people are hot and playing well, people feed off that. They got a little bit of momentum, and their crowd was in it from the beginning. And then everybody who came in for them contributed." The Storm led by as much as 27 in the third quarter. If this wasn't their best offensive game on display, it was -- at the very least -- indicative of how potent a team Seattle is when things are working. Which has been the case most of this season. "When you talk from an identity standpoint, tonight we played to our identity," said Bird, who had seven assists but didn't need the big scoring effort she had Tuesday against Phoenix. "This is how we like to play, this is where we thrive. "We just have a very mobile, athletic team that can show itself defensively and then how we flow from our defense to our offense. We try to play at a pace that, hopefully, wears teams down." Since it looked as if the Mystics were already a little worn, it made the Storm appear to be all the more a steamroller. It was essentially exactly the kind of game the Storm were hoping for. The Mystics, by contrast have to convince themselves that what we saw Friday was their worst. "We have to get back to who we are," Mystics guard Kristi Toliver (5'7''-PG-87, college: Maryland) said. "We're better defensively. We just never got ourselves together [Friday]. Watching film will help; we have to study it and commit to being better. "We're going to find a way, because we have the right pieces. It's a matter of getting ourselves in better position and figuring out what we can counter."
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WNBA's offseason preview - 6 days ago
Michelle Smith January 15, 2019 The tip-off of another WNBA season is just a handful of months away, but the next big step toward 2019 began Tuesday with the opening of the free-agency season. As of January 15, teams could begin negotiating with free agents and designating 'core' players. The period during which free agents can begin finalizing signings with new teams begins on February 1. Let's start with a review of the various degrees of free agency in the WNBA. Unrestricted free a...   [read more]

Curt Miller
Sun Promotes Koclanes to Assistant Coach - 8 days ago
The Connecticut Sun announced today that head coach and general manager Curt Miller has re-signed Brandi Poole and promoted Chris Koclanes to assistant coaches on his staff. Poole, who joined the franchise prior to the 2018 season, will work with the post players while Koclanes will focus on working with the Sun guards. Koclanes has spent the prior three seasons as the video and operations coordinator with the Sun, assisting the coaching staff with scouting, player development and team lo...   [read more]

Maya Moore
Lynx's Maya Moore gets franchised - 8 days ago
Maya Moore (6'0''-SG-89, college: Connecticut) was given the franchise tag by the Lynx for the upcoming WNBA season and won't hit the free-agent market, Star Tribune sources confirmed Monday night. Moore's teammates, Rebekkah Brunson and Seimone Augustus, are unrestricted free agents but are expected to return. Teams can start to negotiate with their own restricted and unrestricted free agents Tuesday, but deals may not be finalized until Feb. 1. Other tagged players include Tina Charles...   [read more]

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