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Lynx's Moore earns conference player of the week award

MINNEAPOLIS -- The WNBA officially recognized the greatest four-game stretch in the league's history. The league on Tuesday named Lynx forward Maya Moore the Western Conference player of the week after her torrid start to the 2014 season. In the campaign's first four games, she became the first player in WNBA history to score 30 or more points in a quartet of consecutive...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Taurasi leads Mercury past Shock

PHOENIX -- Diana Taurasi scored 16 points and Erin Phillips added 15 to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Tulsa Shock 100-78 on Friday night. Brittney Griner added 14 points, five rebounds and four blocked shots for Phoenix (3-1). Riquna Williams had 27 points off the bench for Tulsa (0-4). Skylar Diggins had 20 points and four assists for Tulsa after being held to two points in...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynx's Whalen named West player of the week

MINNEAPOLIS -- Better make it two. Lindsay Whalen became the second consecutive Lynx player to win the WNBA's Western Conference player of the week award after leading Minnesota to a 7-0 start, the fourth-best season commencement in league history. After the first week of the season, teammate Maya Moore received the same award. Whalen, the team's veteran point guard, ranks...
Via Fox Sports North
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynx's Moore named May player of the month

MINNEAPOLIS -- May is in the books as another Month of Maya. The WNBA on Wednesday named Lynx forward Maya Moore the Western Conference player of the month for May after her dazzling start to the season. It's her third straight player of the month accolade after earning the honor in August and September of last season. Moore began her fourth WNBA campaign with a league-record...
Via Fox Sports North
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

McCoughtry, De Souza lead Dream past Sky

ATLANTA -- Erika De Souza, the center from Brazil in her seventh WNBA season with Atlanta, has played on three teams that lost in the finals. De Souza believes the Dream finally can win a championship. De Souza and Angel McCoughtry each scored 20 points, and the Dream beat the Chicago Sky 97-59 on Saturday night for Atlanta's most lopsided win in franchise history. "Everybody...
Via Fox Sports South
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mystics’ Bria Hartley Drops Defender with Mean Crossover

Washington Mystics guard Bria Hartley showed off her handles, dropping the defender with a behind-the-back crossover before finishing off with a nice up-and-under lay-in. We’ll excuse the slight pushoff. The post Mystics’ Bria Hartley Drops Defender with Mean Crossover appeared first on Basketball Bicker.
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Griner scores 20, leads Mercury past Mystics

WASHINGTON -- With her team tied at halftime and struggling to rebound, Brittney Griner got some specific orders. "Don't worry about your shot," Griner said coach Sandy Brondello told her. "Just go get boards." Griner eventually did both, scoring 14 of her 20 points and grabbing six of her seven rebounds after halftime as the Phoenix Mercury pulled away to...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Sun pull away late, hold off Mercury

UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Alex Bentley scored 22 points and Katie Douglas added 16 to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Phoenix Mercury 96-95 on Thursday night. Chiney Ogwumike had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Sun (4-6). Candice Dupree had 21 points and 10 rebounds, Diana Taurasi scored 19 points and Brittney Griner had 18 for the Mercury (6-3) Douglas had all of Connecticut'...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynx's recent struggles epitomized by Moore's uncharacteristic play

MINNEAPOLIS -- With the spotlight on her as usual, Maya Moore graciously beamed at 8,957 spectators Sunday afternoon at the Target Center as she received her third consecutive WNBA Western Conference player of the month award. Moore came off a WNBA Finals MVP performance and in May emerged as a frontrunner for the same season-long honor, scorching opponents with perhaps women'...
Via Fox Sports North
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Griner lifts Mercury to convincing win

PHOENIX -- Brittney Griner set career highs with 27 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 92-79 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Wednesday night. Phoenix (8-3) has won four of its last five games while the Lynx, who entered the game in first place in the WNBA's West Conference, has lost three of its last four. The Mercury outrebounded the Lynx 41-22. Griner has...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

McCoughtry scores 18 to lead Dream past Liberty

ATLANTA -- Angel McCoughtry scored 18 points and had plenty of help as the Atlanta the Dream rolled to an 85-62 win over the New York Liberty on Friday night for their sixth straight victory. Five Atlanta players scored in double figures even though playing time was limited for starters in the fourth quarter as the Dream took a 70-53 lead into the final period. Tiffany Hayes finished...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Griner's career high sends Mercury past Shock

PHOENIX -- Brittney Griner scored a career-high 28 points, Diana Taurasi added 14 points and a career-high 12 assists, and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Tulsa Shock 91-80 on Friday night. Penny Taylor had 19 points for first-place Phoenix (9-3), which led by 15 in the second half before having to hold off the Shock. Tulsa pulled within six in the final 7 minutes. Griner was coming...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Taurasi, Griner among All-Star vote leaders

NEW YORK -- Elena Delle Donne and Maya Moore are the early vote leaders for the WNBA All-Star game. The game will be played July 19 in Phoenix. Two Phoenix players are also among the voting leaders: Guard Diana Taurasi and center Brittney Griner. Delle Donne, who last year became the first ever rookie to lead all vote-getters, is once again topping the ballot released Tuesday. The...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Drake still pursuing Skylar Diggins over Instagram

Even after a stern ‘warning’ from Skylar Diggin’s boyfriend, Daniel, Drake continues to defy his words and pursue her love. This is like a poor man’s Romeo and Juliet Kids starving all over the world and Drake is voluntarily choosing to die of thirst. Shameful.
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

McCoughtry, Lyttle lead Dream over Stars

SAN ANTONIO -- Angel McCoughtry scored 18 points, and Sancho Lyttle had 16 points and 11 rebounds as the Atlanta Dream held on for an 81-79 victory over the San Antonio Stars on Thursday night. Tiffany Hayes added 15 points and Erika de Souza 14 points for Atlanta (10-4), which never trailed. Becky Hammon's 3-pointer capped a 10-0 run that pulled San Antonio within 77-74 with...
Via Fox Sports South
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Taurasi, Taylor rally Mercury past Fever

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Phoenix Mercury picked up their intensity in the second half and rallied past the Indiana Fever. Diana Taurasi scored 23 points, Penny Taylor added 20 and Candice Dupree had 18 to help Phoenix erase a 13-point deficit in the third quarter to beat Indiana 81-76 Friday night. "Really it was more about effort," Phoenix coach Sandy Brondello said. "...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury's Griner sets record in narrow win

TULSA, Okla. -- Brittney Griner blocked 11 shots to set a single-game WNBA record and added 21 points to lead the Phoenix Mercury to an 80-77 victory over the Tulsa Shock on Sunday. The game came down to the final possession. Skylar Diggins drew a double team on an inbounds play and launched a contested shot that bounced off the rim and to Candice Dupree. Diana Taurasi cleared the...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Dupree sparks Mercury to 6th win in a row

PHOENIX -- Candice Dupree had 26 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Phoenix Mercury to their sixth straight win, 87-69 over the Chicago Sky on Wednesday night. Diana Taurasi added 15 points, hitting a 3-pointer with 6:46 left in the third quarter to pass Katie Smith (6,452 points) for second place on the WNBA's career scoring list. Taurasi, who now has 6,457 points, reached that...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Taurasi, Mercury nets seveth staright win

LOS ANGELES -- Diana Taurasi put up a 3-pointer in the closing seconds. The ball went in, time expired and the veteran guard had coolly delivered another victory for the Phoenix Mercury. This one was extra special. Taurasi scored a season-high 32 points, including a season-best seven 3-pointers, playing in front of family and friends from her nearby hometown of Chino, and the Mercury...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Maya Moore tops all WNBA players in All-Star voting

MINNEAPOLIS -- Maya Moore's won WNBA, NCAA, Olympic and Chinese titles. Now, she can add a pseudo-popularity contest to her resume. Moore became the first top WNBA All-Star Game fan vote recipient this season, receiving 28,389 online and social media votes thanks to a remarkable first half of her fourth season. The 6-foot, 183-pound forward came into Tuesday night's clash...
Via Fox Sports North
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

McCoughtry paces Dream past Sun

ATLANTA -- Angel McCoughtry scored 12 of her 22 points in the third quarter, Tiffany Hayes added 17 points and the Atlanta Dream beat the Connecticut Sun 83-71 on Tuesday night. The Dream (13-5) have won two straight and four of five, pushing their Eastern Conference lead to five games over Connecticut, Chicago and Indiana. Sun rookie Chiney Ogwumike, the WNBA's No. 1 overall...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Griner, Taurasi will start for West in WNBA All-Star Game

Hometown favorites Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner will be part of the Western Conference starting lineup for the WNBA All-Star Game to be played at US Airways Center on Saturday, July 19. It will be the first All-Star game for Griner. The location makes it even more special. "It means everything," Griner said. "Being here in Phoenix, playing in front of the home...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Moore, Whalen lead Lynx to win over Shock

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Tulsa is quickly becoming a home away from home for the Minnesota Lynx. Maya Moore scored 33 points and Lindsay Whalen fell a rebound short of a triple double to help the Lynx hold off the Tulsa Shock for a 91-85 victory Thursday night. The victory was the ninth straight road win for Minnesota (15-6) in Tulsa. The Shock's last home win against the Lynx was...
Via Fox Sports North
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury win streak reaches nine in Chicago

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Diana Taurasi scored 19 points, DeWanna Bonner added 13 and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Chicago Sky 72-66 Friday night for their ninth straight victory. Brittney Griner added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the league-leading Mercury (15-3). Sylvia Fowles had 23 points and 11 rebounds for Chicago before getting into foul trouble. The Sky (8-12) have lost four straight...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Dupree leads Mercury to 10th straight win

PHOENIX -- Candice Dupree scored 15 of her 19 points in the first half as the Phoenix Mercury lengthened their franchise-best winning streak to 10 games with a 90-61 victory Sunday over the San Antonio Stars. The Mercury (16-3) used a second quarter run to take a 20-point lead at the break and led by as much as 31 in the second half in winning their 12th game in the last 13 and have...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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