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Lynx add Fowles for stretch run in WNBA title race

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota's window for another WNBA championship is still open. That's why they worked so hard to acquire Sylvia Fowles. That's why she wanted to play for the Lynx. The Lynx were more than willing to part with two players and a first-round draft pick for the 29-year-old Fowles, a two-time Olympian with career averages in the league of 15.7 points, 9.8 rebounds and...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sparks-Lynx Preview

After heading in completely different directions in the season's first half, the Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks both added star power during the All-Star break. With Sylvia Fowles expected to start, the Lynx look to avoid rare back-to-back home losses Wednesday night when Candace Parker makes her season debut for the road winless Sparks. Behind Olympians Maya Moore, Lindsay...
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Lynx, newly acquired Fowles share WNBA championship goal

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota's window for another WNBA championship is still open. That's why they worked so hard to acquire Sylvia Fowles, and that's why she wanted to play for the Lynx. The Lynx were more than willing to part with two players and a first-round draft pick for the 29-year-old Fowles, a two-time Olympian with career averages in the league of 15.7 points, 9.8 rebounds...
Via Fox Sports North
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Lynx, newly acquired Fowles share WNBA championship goal

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota's window for another WNBA championship is still open. That's why they worked so hard to acquire Sylvia Fowles, and that's why she wanted to play for the Lynx. The Lynx were more than willing to part with two players and a first-round draft pick for the 29-year-old Fowles, a two-time Olympian with career averages in the league of 15.7 points, 9.8 rebounds...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Catchings hits game-winner, becomes 2nd all-time scorer

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Tamika Catchings hit a game-winning fadeaway jumper with 6 seconds left in overtime and became the WNBA's second all-time leading scorer as the Indiana Fever beat the Connecticut Sun 75-73 on Tuesday night to open the second half of the season. Jasmine Thomas' last second heave from half court did not hit the rim. Shavonte Zellous scored a season-high 19 points...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Liberty-Fever Preview

The New York Liberty are off to their best start since 2001 while also riding their longest winning streak in five years, with Tina Charles responsible for most of that success. The 2012 WNBA MVP is putting up numbers that could see her add another trophy to her collection, and she'll look to help the Liberty stay hot Wednesday night against the Indiana Fever. New York (12-5) went...
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Bonner scores 8 of her 34 in OT as Mercury edge Sky

PHOENIX -- DeWanna Bonner scored eight of her season-high 34 points in overtime and the defending champion Phoenix Mercury rallied to beat the Chicago Sky 89-87 on Tuesday night in their first meeting since last year's WNBA Finals. Chicago's Elena Delle Donne missed a jumper with 13 seconds remaining in OT and grabbed her own rebound, but Brittney Griner blocked her putback attempt...
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Bonner scores 8 of her 34 in OT as Mercury edge Sky

PHOENIX -- DeWanna Bonner scored eight of her season-high 34 points in overtime and the defending champion Phoenix Mercury rallied to beat the Chicago Sky 89-87 on Tuesday night in their first meeting since last year's WNBA Finals. Chicago's Elena Delle Donne missed a jumper with 13 seconds remaining in OT and grabbed her own rebound, but Brittney Griner blocked her putback attempt...
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Lynx vs. Sparks preview

After heading in completely different directions in the season's first half, the Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks both added star power during the All-Star break. With Sylvia Fowles expected to start, the Lynx look to avoid rare back-to-back home losses Wednesday night when Candace Parker makes her season debut for the road winless Sparks. Behind Olympians Maya Moore, Lindsay...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lynx vs. Sparks preview

After heading in completely different directions in the season's first half, the Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks both added star power during the All-Star break. With Sylvia Fowles expected to start, the Lynx look to avoid rare back-to-back home losses Wednesday night when Candace Parker makes her season debut for the road winless Sparks. Behind Olympians Maya Moore, Lindsay...
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Moore, Lynx too much for Sparks

MINNEAPOLIS -- Maya Moore scored 27 points and Lindsay Whalen had 24 to help the Minnesota Lynx hold off the Los Angeles Sparks 82-76 on Wednesday night, spoiling the season debut of two-time MVP Candace Parker. Moore and Whalen scored Minnesota's final 12 points, including a 6-0 run after Los Angeles had pulled within 76-73 with 2:31 left. Minnesota (13-4) avoided losing back-to...
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Maya Moore scored 27 points and Lindsay Whalen had 24 to help the Minnesota Lynx hold off the Los Angeles Sparks 82-76 on Wednesday night, spoiling the season debut of two-time MVP Candace Parker. Moore and Whalen scored Minnesota's final 12 points, including a 6-0 run after Los Angeles had pulled within 76-73 with 2:31 left. Minnesota (13-4) avoided losing back...
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Moore, Lynx spoil Candace Parker's season debut

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Maya Moore scored 27 points and Lindsay Whalen had 24 to help the Minnesota Lynx hold off the Los Angeles Sparks 82-76 on Wednesday night, spoiling the season debut of two-time MVP Candace Parker. Moore and Whalen scored Minnesota's final 12 points, including a 6-0 run after Los Angeles had pulled within 76-73 with 2:31 left. Minnesota (13-4) avoided losing back...
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Moore, Lynx too much for Sparks

MINNEAPOLIS -- Maya Moore scored 27 points and Lindsay Whalen had 24 to help the Minnesota Lynx hold off the Los Angeles Sparks 82-76 on Wednesday night, spoiling the season debut of two-time MVP Candace Parker. Moore and Whalen scored Minnesota's final 12 points, including a 6-0 run after Los Angeles had pulled within 76-73 with 2:31 left. Minnesota (13-4) avoided losing back-to...
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Dream-Lynx Preview

The Minnesota Lynx tried for months to acquire Sylvia Fowles in hopes of pairing her in the frontcourt with star Maya Moore before getting the help they needed when the Atlanta Dream swooped in to complete a three-team trade. The deal should also give Reshanda Gray and Damiris Dantas larger roles with their new club, and they'll return to Minnesota and face their former team Friday...
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Becky Hammon’s #TBT Hammertime Dancing Video is Pretty Awesome

There are a few things we know about Becky Hammon. 1- She’s a baller. 2- She’s a great coach. 3- She can dance like MC Hammer. I might have to add a fourth that she is extremely awesome and the type of person you would want to take to Dave and Busters and watch the game with even if you know she would beat you at pop-a-shot. Hammon dropped this classic on her Instagram page...
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Sparks-Sky Preview

The Los Angeles Sparks didn't turn their season around with the return of Candace Parker, but the two-time MVP showed how many fronts she could contribute on against the top team in the league. It could take more offense from her to help get the Sparks back on track Friday night in Chicago against the high-scoring Sky. Parker made her 2015 debut in Wednesday's 82-76 loss in Minnesota...
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Mercury close on 19-5 spurt to beat Shock 78-66

TULSA, Okla. (AP) DeWanna Bonner had 24 points and nine rebounds, Candice Dupree scored 20 and the Phoenix Mercury beat Tulsa 78-66 on Thursday night in the Shock's first game since their Dallas relocation announcement. Phoenix trailed 61-59 with 5 minutes remaining, but closed on a 19-5 spurt - with Bonner, Dupree and Brittney Griner scoring all the points for the Mercury. Griner...
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Mercury race past Shock with 19-5 closing spurt

TULSA, Okla. -- DeWanna Bonner had 24 points and nine rebounds, Candice Dupree scored 20 and the Phoenix Mercury beat Tulsa 78-66 on Thursday night in the Shock's first game since their Dallas relocation announcement. Phoenix trailed 61-59 with 5 minutes remaining but closed on a 19-5 spurt -- with Bonner, Dupree and Brittney Griner scoring all the points for the Mercury. Griner...
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Mercury race past Shock with 19-5 closing spurt

TULSA, Okla. -- DeWanna Bonner had 24 points and nine rebounds, Candice Dupree scored 20 and the Phoenix Mercury beat Tulsa 78-66 on Thursday night in the Shock's first game since their Dallas relocation announcement. Phoenix trailed 61-59 with 5 minutes remaining but closed on a 19-5 spurt -- with Bonner, Dupree and Brittney Griner scoring all the points for the Mercury. Griner...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Moore leads Minnesota Lynx past Atlanta Dream, 86-70

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Maya Moore scored 21 points, the 10th straight game the All-Star MVP has had at least 20 points, and grabbed 10 rebounds to help the fast-starting Minnesota Lynx cruise to an 86-70 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Friday night. Moore had seven points in the first quarter - when Damiris Dantas was the only Atlanta starter to score with six - and the Lynx (14-4)...
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Moore, Lynx a nightmare for visiting Dream

MINNEAPOLIS -- Maya Moore scored 21 points, the 10th straight game the All-Star MVP has had at least 20 points, and grabbed 10 rebounds to help the fast-starting Minnesota Lynx cruise to an 86-70 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Friday night. Moore had seven points in the first quarter -- when Damiris Dantas was the only Atlanta starter to score with six -- and the Lynx (14-4) scored...
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Moore, Lynx a nightmare for visiting Dream

MINNEAPOLIS -- Maya Moore scored 21 points, the 10th straight game the All-Star MVP has had at least 20 points, and grabbed 10 rebounds to help the fast-starting Minnesota Lynx cruise to an 86-70 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Friday night. Moore had seven points in the first quarter -- when Damiris Dantas was the only Atlanta starter to score with six -- and the Lynx (14-4) scored...
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Parker leads LA Sparks to 88-77 win over Chicago Sky

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Candace Parker scored 31 points and all five starters reached double figures to lead the Los Angeles Sparks to their first road win of the season, 88-77 over the Chicago Sun on Friday night. Kristi Toliver scored 11 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter as Los Angeles (3-14) outscored the Sky 14-4 in the final 4:18. Toliver started the decisive run with a 3...
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Lynx-Shock Preview

Riding a string of strong performances, Minnesota Lynx standout and All-Star MVP Maya Moore is moving closer to entering the WNBA record book. Moore will look to post her 11th consecutive 20-point game and help the league-leading Lynx hand the reeling Tulsa Shock their sixth straight loss Saturday night. Despite the recent acquisition of standout veteran Sylvia Fowles, Moore remains...
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