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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 6-feet-8, was referring to...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 18, 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, whose...
Via Fox Sports North
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynx top visiting Shock, 93-82

MINNEAPOLIS -- After a rocky midseason stretch, Minnesota coach Cheryl Reeve believes the defending-champion Lynx have just started to play their best basketball. Maya Moore scored 32 points and the Lynx handed the Tulsa Shock their fifth straight loss with a 93-82 win on Wednesday afternoon. "A strong, strong testament to how good Lindsay (Whalen) and Maya are to be sitting here...
Via Fox Sports North
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynx top visiting Shock, 93-82

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Maya Moore scored 32 points to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Tulsa Shock 93-82 on Wednesday afternoon. Moore, who has at least 30 points nine times this season -- including each of the three meetings against Tulsa, leads the league in scoring. Lindsay Whalen added 18 points for the Lynx (17-6), who improved to 17-1 against the Shock since 2010. Glory Johnson...
Via Fox Sports North
July 16, 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

Mystics can’t recover from Phoenix hot start

Candice Dupree had 19 points and Diana Taurasi added 18 as the Phoenix Mercury downed the Washington Mystics 90-78. It's over in Phoenix, #Mystics fall 90-78. All five #Mystics starters scored in double figures, led by Currie with 19. #MysticsMercury — Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) July 16, 2014 Despite having all five starters scoring in double figures the Mystics never recovered...
Via KCM Sports
July 16, 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

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

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

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

Moore leads Lynx to victory over Storm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Maya Moore scored 16 of her game-high 26 points in the third quarter Sunday to lead the Minnesota Lynx to a 77-60 victory over the Seattle Storm. Janel McCarville scored 13 points while Devereaux Peters added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Lynx (16-6), who won their third straight and have the best home record in the league at 9-1. Camille Little led Seattle...
Via Fox Sports North
July 13, 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

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 a...
Via Fox Sports North
July 11, 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

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...
Via Fox Sports South
July 08, 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

Lynx fall in New York despite 25 points from Moore

NEW YORK (AP) -- Tina Charles scored a career-high 32 points to lead the New York Liberty to an 87-80 win over Maya Moore and the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday. Charles, who had 28 points in the Liberty's previous game, also had 10 rebounds. Trailing 59-53 midway through the third quarter, New York went on a 20-6 run over the next 7 minutes to take a 73-65 lead early in the final period...
Via Fox Sports North
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Whalen leads Lynx to 91-84 win over Stars

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- With the Minnesota Lynx missing one of their three Olympians, Monica Wright made sure they never missed a beat. Wright hit two early 3-pointers and finished with a season-high 17 points as the Lynx beat the San Antonio Stars 91-84 on Thursday night. Seimone Augustus missed her second straight game with bursitis in her left knee, so Wright stepped into the starting...
Via Fox Sports North
July 03, 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

Phoenix Mercury Center Brittney Griner sets new WNBA record for most blocks in a game

  The Phoenix Mercury drafted Brittney Griner out of Baylor University for her unmatched potential on the defensive end to block shots. Yes her ability to dunk the basketball and excite the crowd was a nice plus and would sell plenty of tickets. But her defensive prowess is what was going to win games. On Sunday Griner set a new WNBA record for blocked shots in a game when she...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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