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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

Dream edge Sky to win fourth straight

ATLANTA -- Angel McCoughtry matched a season high with 33 points, Tiffany Hayes hit the clinching free throws with 29 seconds remaining and the Atlanta Dream beat the Chicago Sky 81-79 in overtime Sunday for their fourth straight victory. The Dream (15-5) looked sluggish after winning Saturday night at Indiana, shooting a season-low 35 percent from the field and finding it difficult...
Via Fox Sports South
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynx star Moore named Western Conference Player of the Week

The WNBA announced Monday that Lynx forward Maya Moore has earned its Western Conference Player of the Week honor for July 7-14. The Player of the Week honor is Moore's second this season and seventh of her decorated career. Moore began last week with a game-high 30 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter, in a win over Los Angeles. She helped the Lynx knock off Tulsa on July...
Via Fox Sports North
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynx's Augustus, Whalen named WNBA All-Star reserves

MINNEAPOLIS -- Once again, the Lynx will be well-represented at the WNBA All-Star Game this weekend. The league announced Tuesday that Minnesota point guard Lindsay Whalen and wing Seimone Augustus will join Maya Moore and the Lynx coaching staff on the Western Conference team. The conference coaches voted Whalen and Augustus in as reserves after fan balloting named Moore a starter...
Via Fox Sports North
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Dupree, January selected as All-Star reserves

Mercury forward Candice Dupree and former Arizona State guard Briann January were among 12 reserves selected for Saturday's WNBA All-Star Game at US Airways Center. Dupree, who is averaging 15.2 points and 6.9 rebounds per game for the first place Mercury, joins two of her Phoenix teammates -- starting center Brittney Griner and starting guard Diana Taurasi -- on the Western...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Dream's four-game streak ends against Liberty

NEW YORK -- Cappie Pondexter loves having the ball in her hands with the game on line. Pondexter banked in a jumper from the foul line with four-tenths of a second left to lift the New York Liberty to a 77-75 win over the Atlanta Dream on Wednesday. "I always want it at the end," she said. "It's always been like that since I first came into the league." Pondexter...
Via Fox Sports South
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

After defeat of Tulsa, Lynx look to catch fire in season's second half

MINNEAPOLIS -- The dish from Damiris Dantas was fluid, certainly unbecoming of a rookie who's still a toddler to this current Lynx run. Early in the second quarter of Wednesday afternoon's 93-82 Minnesota triumph over Tulsa, Dantas took an entry pass and immediately, effortlessly and clandestinely deposited it via bounce pass in the hands of veteran point guard Lindsay Whalen...
Via Fox Sports North
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury's Griner riding second wind

PHOENIX -- The most coveted asset ever to come down the expanding WNBA pike seemed to be steering the message of some well-established advice in her own direction. "When you reach the top and don't think you can get any better," Mercury All-Star Brittney Griner said, "that's when you get knocked down." Griner, a potentially unmatched difference-maker at...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Dream's Schimmel leads East to All-Star Game win

PHOENIX -- Showtime Shoni lived up to her nickname in her first WNBA All-Star Game. And a wild game it was. Schimmel scored an All-Star game record 29 points and had eight assists as the East pulled out a 125-124 victory Saturday over the West in the first WNBA All-Star Game to go into overtime. The Atlanta rookie was named the game's MVP. Tamika Catchings, an All-Star for a...
Via Fox Sports South
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: WNBA players forget that they can't dunk

If you didn’t know there was a WNBA All-Star today, you weren’t alone. It would have been nice if Drake alerted us. He is the best highlight from the game. H/T @Steve_OS
Via BlackSportsOnline
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury stars still enjoy rare loss

PHOENIX -- For three Mercury participants, Saturday's WNBA All-Star Game was business unusual. OK, so like the typical all-star tilt, this was an exhibition, something of an invitation-only pick-up game -- if a pick-up game can be nationally televised and conducted at US Airways Center with 14,685 live witnesses. Having nothing much at stake then, we're left with some anomalies...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynx star Moore earns another weekly WNBA honor

MINNEAPOLIS -- The WNBA might as well just name its Western Conference player of the week award after Maya Moore. The league announced Monday the Lynx forward has gleaned the honor for the second straight week (games through July 20), third time this season and eighth occasion in her four-year career. Moore's 32-point showing against Tulsa last Wednesday marked her ninth 30-plus...
Via Fox Sports North
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Dream edged by Lynx in double overtime

MINNEAPOLIS -- Maya Moore scored a franchise-record 48 points, the second most in WNBA history, to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 112-108 in double-overtime on Tuesday night. Moore hit 16 of 30 shots from the field, including 7 of 9 from beyond the arc. The 48 points are just short of the record 51 scored by Riquna Williams last season. Lindsay Whalen scored 26 points...
Via Fox Sports South
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury win 13th in a row

SEATTLE -- Diana Taurasi scored 22 and Candice Dupree added 19 to help the Phoenix Mercury win their 13th straight game and clinch a playoff berth with an 89-71 victory over the Seattle Storm on Tuesday night. Brittney Griner added 17 points, seven rebounds and five blocks for Phoenix (19-3), the first team to win 13 straight since the Storm in 2010 and the third longest win streak...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynx star Moore turns in memorable, MVP-caliber performance

MINNEAPOLIS -- Whatever is necessary. Sometimes, it's timeliness. Others, steadiness. Tuesday night for Maya Moore, it was totality. On a night when old reliable Rebekkah Brunson returned, Shoni Schimmel shone, and the Lynx and Dream clashed in a gritfest becoming of another WNBA Finals rematch, Minnesota's star forward strode closer toward league MVP honors. "I don...
Via Fox Sports North
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury extend winning streak to 15

PHOENIX -- Brittney Griner scored 18 points and the Phoenix Mercury tied the second-longest winning streak in WNBA history with their 15th straight victory, beating the New York Liberty 78-63 on Saturday night. The Mercury (21-3) matched the 1998 Houston Comets with the victory and are three short of the league mark set by the Los Angeles Sparks in 2001. Griner also had eight rebounds...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Moore leads Lynx to win in Connecticut

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- Maya Moore had 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Connecticut Sun 76-65 on Sunday. Rebekkah Brunson had nine points and 10 rebounds for the Lynx (20-6) and Janel McCarville had 11 points and seven rebounds. Seimone Augustus also scored 13. Kelsey Bone had 15 points and nine rebounds and Alyssa Thomas added eight...
Via Fox Sports North
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury closing in on record winning streak

Brittney Griner and the Phoenix Mercury are closing in on one of the greatest records in WNBA history, the Los Angeles Sparks' 18-game winning streak. To equal that mark, the Mercury need to win two more games, starting with defending champion Minnesota on Thursday night. The Lynx have dominated Phoenix recently, winning 14 straight over the Mercury from 2011-13. Phoenix finally...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury's win streak ends at 16

MINNEAPOLIS -- Maya Moore scored 20 points to power the Minnesota Lynx past Phoenix 75-67 on Thursday night, snapping the Mercury's franchise-record 16-game win streak. Seimone Augustus added 19 points for Minnesota (21-6), which won its eighth straight. Brittney Griner scored 18 points for the Mercury (22-4), who lost for the first time since June 12. Phoenix came in leading...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Maya Moore’s Blue Air Jordan XX9 PEs (Photo)

Maya Moore continues to show off her amazing catalogue of Air Jordan XX9s. This time Maya posted her all blue Air Jordan XX9 PEs on her Instagram. Jordan Brand wisely used Russell Westbrook as the face of the XX9s during the NBA playoffs and now that the WNBA playoffs are on the horizon Maya Moore will be next to showcase the sneaker. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a lot of athletes...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynx stave off Fever with buzzer-beater

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Seimone Augustus' rebound basket as time expired lifted the Minnesota Lynx to their 10th consecutive victory, 66-64 over the Indiana Fever on Tuesday night. Lindsay Whalen's jumper rolled off the rim in the final seconds, and Augustus snuck in for her fifth rebound and the winning score. She was mobbed by her teammates in the free-throw lane when the...
Via Fox Sports North
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Dream can't hold off Mercury

PHOENIX -- Brittney Griner had 14 points, nine rebounds and nine blocked shots, and the Phoenix Mercury rallied to beat the Atlanta Dream 75-67 on Tuesday night. Diana Taurasi had nine of her 14 points in the fourth quarter for Phoenix (24-4), which has won 17 of 18 and set a franchise mark for wins in a season. Candice Dupree added 16 points and six rebounds. Angel McCoughtry scored...
Via Fox Sports South
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Gender, Sports, and Becky Hammon

When the news first came across the wire it read like any other coaching acquisition, “Spurs Hire Hammon as Assistant Coach,” but those who follow basketball recognized the news as significant considering the only Hammon currently recognized in the basketball world is retiring WNBA player Becky Hammon. Hammon has spent the last 16 seasons playing ...
Via Flyers Faithful
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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