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WNBA Standings
Eastern
 1 Connecticut S. 8-1 
 2 Washington M. 5-3 
 3 Chicago S. 4-2 
 4 Indiana F. 4-4 
 5 New York L. 3-5 
 6 Atlanta D. 1-5 
Western
 1 Las Vegas Aces 4-3 
 2 Minnesota L. 4-3 
 3 Seattle S. 4-4 
 4 L.Angeles S. 3-4 
 5 Phoenix M. 2-4 
 6 Dallas W. 1-5 

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 DeWanna BONNER
  Phoenix M.
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 23.8
 1. Bonner Phoenix M.23.8 
 2. Howard Seattle S.19.6 
 3. McBride Las V18.0 
 4. Charles New Y17.9 
 5. Griner Phoenix M.17.7 
 6. Jones Connecticut17.2 
 7. Ogwumike L.Angeles16.3 
 8. Loyd Seattle S.15.9 
 9. Mitchell Indiana15.8 
 10. Nurse New York L.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jonquel JONES
  Connecticut
  (198-C-94)
  Avg: 12
 1. Jones Connecticut12.0 
 2. Ogwumike L.Angeles9.7 
 3. Fowles Minnesota9.4 
 4. Howard Seattle S.9.2 
 5. Delle Donne Wash.8.6 
 6. Bonner Phoenix M.8.5 
 7. Charles New Y8.5 
 8. Thomas Connecticut8.3 
 9. Wilson Las V8.0 
 10. Griner Phoenix M.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Courtney VANDERSLOOT
  Chicago
  (173-PG-89)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Vandersloot Chicago8.3 
 2. Wheeler Indiana F6.0 
 3. Cloud Washington5.8 
 4. Boyd New York L.5.6 
 5. Toliver Washington5.5 
 6. Canada Seattle S.5.3 
 7. Gray L.Angeles S.5.0 
 8. Sims Minnesota L.4.5 
 9. Thomas Connecticut4.4 
 10. Hartley New Y4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Jordin CANADA
  Seattle S.
  (168-PG-95)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Canada Seattle S.2.9 
 2. Laney Indiana F.2.0 
 3. Boyd New York L.2.0 
 4. Loyd Seattle S.1.9 
 5. Thomas Connecticut1.9 
 6. Howard Seattle S.1.9 
 7. Robinson Minnesota1.8 
 8. January Phoenix M1.8 
 9. Thomas Connecticut1.7 
 10. Toliver Washington1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Jonquel JONES
  Connecticut
  (198-C-94)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Jones Connecticut2.7 
 2. Zahui New York L.2.4 
 3. Sanders Washington2.1 
 4. Williams Atlanta2.0 
 5. Parker Chicago S.1.7 
 6. McCowan Indiana F1.6 
 7. Wilson Las V1.6 
 8. Howard Seattle S.1.4 
 9. Harrison Dallas W1.4 
 10. Allen New York L.1.4 
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Round 9 (Regular Season)

New York 62%  Jun.22  Minn.L.
Dallas W.  Jun.22  Las Vegas 76%
Atlanta  Jun.21  Conn.S. 93%
Indiana  Jun.21  Chicago 56%
L.Angeles  Jun.21  Seattle 58%
Phoenix  Jun.20  Dallas W.
Wash.M. 52%  Jun.20  Las Vegas
Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm take 2-0 WNBA Finals lead with 75-73 win over Mystics - Sep 10, 2018


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A lot of Breanna Stewart (6'4''-F-94, college: Connecticut) in the closing minutes and one big defensive stop in the final seconds has the Seattle Storm on the cusp of a third WNBA title. Stewart scored nine of her 25 points in the fourth quarter, Sue Bird (5'9''-PG-80, college: Connecticut) came up with a key defensive play in the final 10 seconds, and the Storm held off the Washington Mystics 75-73 on Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in the WNBA Finals. Seattle will head to Washington for Game 3 on Wednesday night needing only a split back east to claim the third title in franchise history. Since the WNBA went to a best-of-five format for the Finals in 2005, no team has lost the first two games and fought back to force a Game 5. 'It came down to a stop, and I thought we did a really good job,' Seattle coach Dan Hughes said. 'This is a team that has grown defensively. All year, we have watched the defensive numbers get better and better and better and better and better I thought it was quite poetic that some of these games were going to come down to a stop.' Stewart went nearly 18 minutes of game time without scoring, but was responsible for six of Seattle's final seven points as the Storm held off Washington's late rally. The league MVP got her touches in the closing minutes, while Washington didn't make sure star Elena Delle Donne (6'5''-G/F-89, college: Delaware) got her opportunities. Delle Donne finished with 17 points but was scoreless in the fourth quarter and took just one shot. Delle Donne scored on a three-point play late in the third quarter. It was her final points. 'I think we fell in love too much with me getting the ball on the block. I'm more than just a back-to-the-basket type of player. Playing in space opens up my teammates, also opens myself up,' Delle Donne said. 'We've got to find a way to not become one-dimensional and just try to force it in.' While Game 1 was a romp for Seattle, Game 2 was in the balance inside the final minute despite all that didn't go right for Washington. The Mystics didn't hit a 3-pointer for the first time all season. Delle Donne wasn't absent from the offense in the fourth quarter. The Mystics were outrebounded by 10 and had just 10 assists on 29 made baskets. Yet the opportunity was there to go home with the series even. Kristi Toliver (5'7''-PG-87, college: Maryland)'s two key jumpers pulled Washington within 74-73 and when Stewart missed a pair of free throws with 16 seconds left, Washington had a chance to take the lead. That's when Bird, the oldest player in the league, relied on her experience. Toliver appeared open for a 3 and Bird lunged forward. That opened a lane baseline, but as Toliver was going by Bird was able to reach from behind and poke the ball free. The mad scramble ended up in a jump ball between Natasha Howard (6'3''-F-91, college: Florida St., agency: LBM Management) and Tianna Hawkins (6'3''-C/F-91, college: Maryland) ended up in the hands of Jewell Loyd (5'10''-G-93, college: Notre Dame). Seattle was able to run seven seconds off the clock before Alysha Clark was fouled and her free throw gave Seattle a two-point lead. Washington was out of timeouts and couldn't advance the ball into the front court. Atkins' desperation half-court shot at the buzzer was well off. Washington believed Bird had fouled Toliver, especially with Seattle having a foul to give. 'I got fouled going baseline. I think it was pretty blatant, pretty obvious,' Toliver said. 'Sue Bird took the foul. Officials didn't understand that Seattle was actually trying to take the foul, ball got knocked loose on floor,' Washington coach Mike Thibault said. Bird insisted Washington's interpretation was wrong. She was going for the steal. 'Once she went by me, I did the good ol' Sue Bird move and was lucky to get a piece of the ball,' said Bird, saying she's done that move since she was in college. 'I knew we had a foul to give, but that was not my intention at all.' Toliver and Ariel Atkins both added 15 points for Washington, but got nothing from behind the 3-point line. Their season-low prior to Sunday was one. Toliver was 0 of 6 from deep. 'That's a huge facet of the game too. As a 3-point shooting team, we need some of those to go in,' Toliver said. Bird finished with 8 points but had one of the biggest shots of the game when she banked in a 35-footer midway through the fourth quarter as the shot clock was expiring. The basket gave Seattle a 68-63 lead. 'I did not call it, I did not mean it,' Bird said. 'I'm glad it went in.'
Courtesy of: mynorthwest.com

  




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The Atlanta Dream have signed rookie guard Natisha Hiedeman (5'8''-G, college: Marquette) to take the roster spot Alex Bentley (5'7''-PG-90, college: Penn St.) has vacated while she fulfills her overseas commitments, playing for Belarus in the FIBA Women's Eurobasket in Serbia. A 5'8' guard out of Marquette, Hiedeman, the former Green Bay Southwest star, was the unanimous 2018-19 Big East Player of the Year and unanimous All-Big East First Team selection before becoming only the third Gol...   [read more]

Amanda Zahui
Zahui's 37-point game gives her Player of the Week award - 1 day ago
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Kayla
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