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Griner hopes to measure up as big difference-maker vs. Lynx

PHOENIX -- Both Western Conference finalists will stroll into this matchup made in basketball heaven accompanied by three WNBA All-Stars, including the top two vote-getters in the 2014 Most Valuable Player derby. The preconceived tactics and on-the-fly adjustments of each squad will be presented by a one-time league Coach of the Year. Players now cast in supporting roles for both...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
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More defense is Mercury mantra against Lynx's Moore

PHOENIX -- The Mercury are walking the self-awareness walk at a level never before witnessed in the WNBA. But swagger of this caliber requires talking the talk as part of a defensive commitment that helped generate the best record in league history.  "The communication plays a part in it," first-year Mercury coach Sandy Brondello said after Wednesday's practice at...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
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Dream's season ends as Delle Donne lifts Sky in Game 3

ATLANTA -- As the buzzer sounded and the Sky began celebrating a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals, Angel McCoughtry walked back to the Dream bench with her hands on her hips. She stared up at the Philips Arena ceiling, toward where a digital billboard ready "Run with the Dream." That run came to a stunning end as top-seeded Atlanta led by as many as 20 points but had...
Via Fox Sports South
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brittney Griner Becomes First Player To Dunk In WNBA Playoff Game (Video)

Brittney Griner dunks hardly are front-page news anymore. Her dunk Sunday night, though, was particularly significant. Griner intercepted a pass near halfcourt during Game 3 of the WNBA’s Western Conference semifinals and took it the length of the floor for an emphatic slam, becoming the first player ever to dunk in a WNBA playoff game. Griner’s Phoenix Mercury rolled past...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brittney Griner Throws Down The First Slam Dunk In WNBA Playoff History With Authority

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Via Next Impulse Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brittney Griner Goes Off Against Sparks

((HT: WNBA/ESPN))Brittney Griner can play basketball...That is not in dispute...She rebounded from her 2-for-11 performance in Game 1 of the Western Conference semis against Los Angeles to go 9-for-9 and set a playoff record for success from the floor...Griner also can dunk the basketball...Check out what she did yesterday as her most recent example...
Via Online Sports Guys
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dream drop Sky to force Game 3

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Angel McCoughtry was determined to make sure the Atlanta Dream weren't done in the WNBA playoffs. McCoughtry scored 39 points, and the Dream beat the Chicago Sky 92-83 on Sunday night to even their Eastern Conference semifinal series at one game apiece. Game 3 is Tuesday in Atlanta, with the winner moving into the Eastern Conference finals against Indiana. ...
Via AP on Fox
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Brittney Griner dunks as Mercury beat Sparks to sweep series

  Brittney Griner scored a career playoff-high 21 points, including a breakaway two-handed dunk, and the Phoenix Mercury cruised to a 93-68 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 2 on Sunday night to complete a sweep in their Western Conference semifinals series. Penny Taylor scored 17 points and Candice Dupree had 16 points and eight rebounds as Phoenix advanced to a matchup...
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Griner, Mercury complete sweep

LOS ANGELES -- Brittney Griner scored a career playoff-high 21 points, including a breakaway two-handed dunk, and the Phoenix Mercury cruised to a 93-68 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 2 on Sunday night to complete a sweep in their Western Conference semifinals series. Penny Taylor scored 17 points and Candice Dupree had 16 points and eight rebounds as Phoenix advanced...
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Griner helps Mercury beat Sparks to sweep series

LOS ANGELES (AP) Brittney Griner scored a career playoff-high 21 points, including a breakaway two-handed dunk, and the Phoenix Mercury cruised to a 93-68 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 2 on Sunday night to complete a sweep in their Western Conference semifinals series. Penny Taylor scored 17 points and Candice Dupree had 16 points and eight rebounds as Phoenix advanced...
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Griner, Mercury complete sweep

LOS ANGELES -- Brittney Griner scored a career playoff-high 21 points, including a breakaway two-handed dunk, and the Phoenix Mercury cruised to a 93-68 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 2 on Sunday night to complete a sweep in their Western Conference semifinals series. Penny Taylor scored 17 points and Candice Dupree had 16 points and eight rebounds as Phoenix advanced...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
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Angel McCoughtry vs. Sky to keep Dream's season alive

  Angel McCoughtry was determined to make sure the Atlanta Dream weren't done in the WNBA playoffs. McCoughtry scored 39 points, and the Dream beat the Chicago Sky 92-83 on Sunday night to even their Eastern Conference semifinal series at one game apiece. Game 3 is Tuesday in Atlanta, with the winner moving into the Eastern Conference finals against Indiana. ''I just...
Via AP on Fox
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Dream drop Sky to force Game 3

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Angel McCoughtry was determined to make sure the Atlanta Dream weren't done in the WNBA playoffs. McCoughtry scored 39 points, and the Dream beat the Chicago Sky 92-83 on Sunday night to even their Eastern Conference semifinal series at one game apiece. Game 3 is Tuesday in Atlanta, with the winner moving into the Eastern Conference finals against Indiana. ...
Via Fox Sports South
4 days ago  |  Discuss

McCoughtry powers Dream past Sky 92-83

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Angel McCoughtry scored a career-high 39 points, and the Atlanta Dream beat the Chicago Sky 92-83 on Sunday night to even their WNBA playoff series at one game apiece. Game 3 is Tuesday in Atlanta, with the winner moving into the Eastern Conference finals against Indiana. Tiffany Hayes added 15 points for top-seeded Atlanta, and Jasmine Thomas had nine points...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Catchings scores 26, Fever advance past Mystics

WASHINGTON (AP) Tamika Catchings had 26 points and 11 rebounds as the Indiana Fever defeated the Washington Mystics 81-76 to sweep the best-of-three series and advance to the Eastern Conference finals. Catchings' 3-pointer with 1:34 remaining in overtime put the Fever ahead for good, 75-74. On that basket, she surpassed Lisa Leslie as the WNBA's all-time leading scorer in...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Taurasi, Mercury edge Sparks

PHOENIX -- They completed the greatest regular season in WNBA history five days earlier Friday night, they almost landed on the slippery slope of checking in just one measly loss away from playoff elimination. But the Mercury avoided the potentially-cruel slap of best-of-three-series reality because Diana Taurasi seems to live for these moments. With so many teammates clicking this...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fever-Mystics Preview

Tamika Catchings has been a force for the Indiana Fever since she returned from missing the first half of the season with a back injury. After sparking her squad to victory in Game 1, the 35-year-old veteran looks to help the Fever close out this best-of-three first-round series against the Washington Mystics on the road Saturday night. Catchings averaged a team-best 16.1 points...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

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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7 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sox and Dawgs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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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7 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Geeks and Cleats
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via BlackSportsOnline
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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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8 days ago  |  Discuss
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