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Tamika Catchings' big 4th quarter lifts Fever over Mystics in Game 1

  After struggling for nearly three full quarters, Tamika Catchings came through when the Indiana Fever needed her most. Catchings scored 14 of her 22 points in the fourth quarter, including several clutch baskets down the stretch, to lead the Fever to a 78-73 win over the Washington Mystics on Thursday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Catchings, who endured...
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Seattle Storm get top pick by winning WNBA draft lottery

  It had been 11 years since Seattle had been in the WNBA draft lottery. Coach Brian Agler and the Storm made the most of their return, walking away with the No. 1 pick Thursday night. ''We fought hard to try and not be here down the stretch, as did Tulsa,'' Agler said. ''If you can't be in the playoffs you come here and make the best of it. We were going...
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Lynx forward Maya Moore earns her first WNBA MVP award

Maya Moore put up incredible numbers all season for Minnesota. Now she has her first WNBA MVP award. Moore earned the league's most valuable player on Thursday, hours before the Lynx opened their Western Conference semifinals playoff series with the San Antonio Stars. ''It's a great feeling to be recognized for all the hard work that I've put in,'' said...
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Report: Brittney Griner to be tabbed WNBA Defensive Player of the Year

Phoenix's Sandy Brondello is the WNBA's Coach of the Year and Mercury center Brittney Griner is the Defensive Player of the Year, said a person close to the situation. The pair will receive their awards Friday night in Phoenix before the Mercury host Los Angeles in the Western Conference semifinals opener, the person told The Associated Press late Thursday night, speaking...
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Watch: Mystics Ivory Latta breaks Fever Briann January’s ankles with nasty crossover

The Washington Mystics opened up their best-of-three Eastern Conference Semifinals series with the Indiana Fever with a 78-73 loss. But the highlight of the game came with the Mystics on top. Mystics’ All-Star point guard Ivory Latta served up a nasty stepback crossover on Indiana Fever’s Briann January, causing the fellow All-Star to fall to the floor. Latta added insult to...
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Moore for the taking: MVP unstoppable again in Lynx playoff win

MINNEAPOLIS -- No one can compete with Maya Moore. The only one who stands a chance doesn't play for Phoenix, Atlanta or Los Angeles. She wasn't wearing a matching Connecticut jersey on Geno Auriemma's super-teams of the late 2000s. Yet Moore has never been able to elude her greatest nemesis. She's there when Moore goes to bed at night and when she wakes up in the...
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MVP Moore drives Lynx past Stars in playoff opener

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Hours after being named the WNBA's most valuable player, Maya Moore scored 24 points to help the defending champion Minnesota Lynx beat the San Antonio Stars 88-84 Thursday night in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals. Down by 15 points with 9 minutes remaining, the Stars went on an 18-2 run to take a 73-73 lead with 4:12 to play. However, Seimone...
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MVP Moore drives Lynx past Stars in playoff opener

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Hours after being named the WNBA's most valuable player, Maya Moore scored 24 points to help the defending champion Minnesota Lynx beat the San Antonio Stars 88-84 Thursday night in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals. Down by 15 points with 9 minutes remaining, the Stars went on an 18-2 run to take a 73-73 lead with 4:12 to play. However, Seimone...
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AP source: Griner's WNBA defensive player of year

A person close to the situation says Phoenix's Brittney Griner has won the WNBA defensive player of the year award. The person says Griner will receive the award Friday night in Phoenix before the Mercury face Los Angeles in the first game of the Western Conference semifinals. The person spoke to The Associated Press late Thursday night on condition of anonymity because no official...
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MVP Moore leads Lynx past Stars, 88-84, in Game 1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Hours after being named the WNBA's most valuable player, Maya Moore scored 24 points to help the defending champion Minnesota Lynx beat the San Antonio Stars 88-84 Thursday night in the opener of the Western Conference playoffs. Down by 15 points with 9 minutes remaining, the Stars went on an 18-2 run to take a 73-73 lead with 4:12 to play. However, Seimone...
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Former UConn All-Everything Maya Moore Wins 2014 WNBA MVP

2014 WNBA MVP Maya Moore Former UConn Huskies All-American Maya Moore picked up a big honor on Thursday as she was named the 2014 WNBA MVP. Here’s the full release from the WNBA: NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2014 – Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx has been named the 2014 WNBA Most Valuable Player presented by Samsung, the WNBA announced today. Moore received 371 points (including 35 first...
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Catchings leads Fever past Mystics 78-73 in Game 1

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Tamika Catchings had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Indiana Fever to a 78-73 win over the Washington Mystics on Thursday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Catchings endured a lengthy scoring drought from midway through the first quarter to midway through the third. However, when the Fever needed her most late in the game, Catchings came...
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A Look at the First Round of the WNBA Playoffs

The WNBA Season is over, and the playoffs start tonight.  Here is a quick look at all four series (all are a best of 3 format): Indiana Fever vs. Washington Mystics: Tamika Catchings will try to send Lin Dunn out a winner, but this round will be tough. Ivory Latta and the Mystics will do their best to not let that happen.  Indiana should prevail in 3 games, however. Minnesota Lynx...
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Sky-Dream Preview

The Atlanta Dream were looking the part of the top seed in the Eastern Conference before struggling down the stretch amid adversity. Now the defending East champs know they'll need a healthy Angel McCoughtry to make another run at their first WNBA title. The Dream look to begin that march Friday night when they open the playoffs against Elena Delle Donne and the visiting Chicago...
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Minnesota Lynx’ Maya Moore Wins MVP Award

Maya Moore put up incredible numbers all season for Minnesota and now she’s got her first WNBA MVP award. Moore earned the league’s most valuable player on Thursday, hours before the Lynx opened their Western Conference semifinals playoff series with the San Antonio Stars.   Moore led the league in scoring, averaging a career-best 23.9 points. She set a WNBA record by...
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Lynx couldn't ask for anything more from MVP Moore

MINNEAPOLIS -- League champion. Olympic champion. National champion. All-Star. All-American. All-WNBA. And now, MVP. The girl that's done it all did even more this season, claiming her first WNBA MVP honors as officially announced by the league Thursday. Her name is Maya Moore, and she can add the trophy she'll receive in a ceremony before Thursday night's playoff opener...
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Maya Moore Wins WNBA MVP

Photo Credit: CT Senate Democrats via www.photopin.com   Maya Moore seems to win at everything she does. She has won championships at the college and pro levels of basketball.  She is a three-time All-Star in the WNBA.  Now the Minnesota Lynx basketball superstar can add MVP to her young, impressive resume.  Moore was named the 2014 WNBA Most Valuable Player, beating out Diana...
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Report: Maya Moore Wins WNBA MVP Award

Minnesota Lynx’s Maya Moore has reportedly won the WNBA MVP award, according to The Associated Press. Moore will receive the award Thursday night before the Lynx’s game against San Antonio, which is the first game of the Western Conference semifinals. “It’s a great feeling to be recognized for all the hard work that I’ve put in,” said Moore when she was told in a phone...
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Lynx's Moore wins WNBA MVP award

Minnesota's Maya Moore has won the WNBA most valuable player award after leading the league in scoring. The WNBA announced that Moore will receive the award before the Lynx host San Antonio in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals on Thursday night. It's the first league MVP award for Moore in her four-year career. She averaged a career-best 23.9 points and set...
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Report: Maya Moore to be named WNBA MVP for first time in career

Minnesota's Maya Moore has won the WNBA most valuable player award, a person close to the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday night. Moore will receive the award Thursday night in Minnesota before the Lynx face San Antonio in the first game of the Western Conference semifinals. The person spoke to The Associated Press late Wednesday night on condition of anonymity...
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Maya Moore Named WNBA’s Most Valuable Player

The WNBA has named a new MVP for the 2014 season. Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx has been named the 2014 WNBA’s most valuable player. THIS JUST IN: Minnesota’s Maya Moore wins WNBA most valuable player award. (via ESPN & media reports) pic.twitter.com/weInkYvBTL — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 21, 2014 Congrats Maya! The post Maya Moore Named WNBA’s Most Valuable...
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AP source: Lynx's Moore has won WNBA MVP award

Minnesota's Maya Moore has won the WNBA most valuable player award, a person close to the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday night. Moore will receive the award Thursday night in Minnesota before the Lynx face San Antonio in the first game of the Western Conference semifinals. The person spoke to The Associated Press late Wednesday night on condition of anonymity...
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Lynx's Moore wins second straight player of the month award

MINNEAPOLIS -- Add another building block to Maya Moore's WNBA MVP candidacy. The Lynx forward earned her second consecutive Western Conference player of the month accolade after averaging 23 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists in seven August games. It's her third such award this year and fifth in the past six months dating back to the 2013 regular season. Moore, the top...
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Brittney Griner Is Engaged To WNBA Player Glory B. Johnson

  Just when you were starting to forget all about Brittney Griner and her basketball career, here she comes again. Brit went out...
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5 memorable moments from the WNBA season

NEW YORK (AP) It's already been a memorable year for the WNBA and the playoffs don't start until Thursday. From the draft-day shocker that saw former league MVP Tina Charles land with the New York Liberty to the Phoenix Mercury's record-setting 29 victories, the league had many remarkable moments in its 18th season. Young stars Brittney Griner and Skylar Diggins developed...
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