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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
1 day ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lynx eclipse Stars, 88-78

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Seimone Augustus scored 17 points in her return from a knee injury and the Minnesota Lynx beat the San Antonio Stars 88-78 on Friday night for their sixth straight victory. After missing eight games and the All-Star Game because of bursitis in her left knee, Augustus received a loud ovation as she was introduced in the starting lineup. The cheers were even louder...
Via Fox Sports North
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Currie’s free throws lift Mystics past Shock

Monique Currie knocked down six free throws in the final 14 seconds of the game to seal the Washington Mystics 82-77 win over the Tulsa Shock. #Mystics WIN! Final: #Mystics 82 – #Shock 77. @IvoryLatta12 w/ 17p, @Mocurrie25 adds 16p-9r as 'Stics win 3rd straight #MysticsShock — Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) July 26, 2014 Currie scored all 16 of her points at the free...
Via KCM Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lynx fully healthy for first time all season

MINNEAPOLIS -- While working her team through situational scrimmage sets Thursday, Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve found herself a little wide-eyed. There was Seimone Augustus, coming off screens on the wing and knocking down that patented pull-up jumper of hers. There was Rebekkah Brunson, taking over in the paint just like she always has. There were Monica Wright and Devereaux Peters,...
Via Fox Sports North
4 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Offensive outburst helps Lynx outlast Dream, 112-108

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- 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...
Via Fox Sports North
6 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

KD’s Ex-GF Says He Didn’t Want to Change His Lifestyle For Jesus (Video)

KD got rid of Monica Wright from the Minnesota Lynx and started dropping 40 points games, so I say he made the right decision. Monica during the Minnesota Lynx family night points out in the video below that KD wasn’t to willing to sacrifice his lifestyle for her and Jesus. She sounds a bit like a Petty Crocker, she got to let the hurt go.  She didn’t clarify what lifestyle...
Via BlackSportsOnline
8 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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...
Via KCM Sports
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports North
22 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Mercury's Griner sets record in narrow win

TULSA, Okla. -- Brittney Griner blocked 11 shots to set a single-game WNBA record and added 21 points to lead the Phoenix Mercury to an 80-77 victory over the Tulsa Shock on Sunday. The game came down to the final possession. Skylar Diggins drew a double team on an inbounds play and launched a contested shot that bounced off the rim and to Candice Dupree. Diana Taurasi cleared the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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