October 14, 2016
“Whether we are home or away we want to be able to redeem ourselves and that’s what game 3 is all about.” -Nneka Ogwumike
October 12, 2016
The WNBA has created a “MiniMovie” series during the finals which documents moments leading up to, during and after games. This gives a great inside look at some of the thoughts, processes, and highs and lows of playing in the WNBA Finals. The series is tied 1-1 as it moves to Los Angeles for games 3 and 4. Game 3 will be on Friday October 14th at 8pm ET. on ESPN2
October 12, 2016
After losing Game 1 of the WNBA the Minnesota Lynx bounced back to defeat the LA Sparks 79-60 to even the series before heading to Los Angeles for game 3. Maya Moore and Seimone Augustus lead the Lynx in scoring while Sylvia Fowles dominated the inside pulling down 15 rebounds. Candace Parker was held to just 6 points as she struggled from the field shooting 3-12 on the night. The series will continue on Friday the 14th in LA on ESPN2 at 9pm ET.
October 11, 2016
As we all get ready for Game 2 of the 2016 WNBA finals, let’s take a second to look back at the heroic shot from Sparks veteran guard Alana Beard who hit a buzzer beater to help the visitors escape with game one of the series. In what was a battle from beginning to end, we could not have asked for a better ending to what will probably go down as one of the best Finals in the history of the WNBA. The Lynx are no stranger to being down in the Finals as they also lost game 1 of the 2015 WNBA finals before winning in 5 games against the Indiana Fever. Game 2 of the 2016 WNBA finals will be aired on ESPN2 at 8pm ET.
WNBA President Lisa Borders addressed the media before Game One of the WNBA Finals. Borders talks about the excitement surrounding the WNBA’s 20th anniversary and the growth of the league’s fan base and partners. Listen to the ways in which the WNBA is changing the way the game is played and much more.
October 11, 2016
As Maya Moore seeks her fourth WNBA championship she continues to stamp her name in the history books of women’s basketball. Her latest, becoming the all-time scoring leader in the WNBA finals. Surpassing fellow UCONN Huskie Diana Taurasi who held the title with 262 points, Maya has 268 points and counting…
AUgust 9, 2016
The Atlanta Dream handed the LA Sparks their second consecutive loss last night in Los Angeles. Angel McCoughtry carried her team scoring 32 points and pulling down 11 rebounds. The 24-7 Sparks now find themselves 1.5 games out of first place with four games left to play in the regular season. Since returning from the Olympic break the Sparks have shown some inconsistency with their 3-3 record. The Dream were able to hold onto their 4th position in the standings with their win. At 16-14, the Dream are fighting for their playoff position as teams like the Chicago Sky and Indiana Fever are on their heels. The Sky are 15-14 and are just a half of game behind the Dream. Currently in 6th place, the Fever are 14-15 and are 1.5 games outside of the 4th position. The Fever take on the Sky tonight at home which could shake up playoff positioning for all three teams.
Atlanta Dream @ Los Angeles Sparks 86-81
August 3, 2016
Although the Sparks and the Lynx have the same record of 23-5 the Sparks are currently #1 in the standings. With their win against the Phoenix Mercury last night the Connecticut Sun moved up a spot in the standings and are currently one spot out of the playoffs at #9. The Washington Mystics were knocked down to 10th place after their loss to Minnesota. They have now lost two in a row. The Dallas Wings continued their slump and have now lost 10 games in a row! They are currently in second to last place in the standings. The Storm are hanging on to their 8th and final playoff position as they now have the same record as the Sun. With three weeks left in the regular season, this playoff race is getting better by the day!
Washington Mystics @ Minnesota Lynx 69-75
LA Sparks @ Dallas Wings 87-79
Seattle Storm @ Chicago Sky 88-92
August 2, 2016
On September 7th the New York Liberty will honor Swin Cash with a retirement ceremony. Following the game against the Seattle Storm, a team in which she won one of three WNBA championships with, the Liberty will celebrate the career of one of the most decorated women’s basketball players in the history of the game. Cash, who announced her retirement earlier in the season, was recently named WNBA’s Top20@20 presented by Verizon where the league recognized the 20 greatest and most influential players in its history. Cash has won three WNBA championships during her career; two with Detroit in 2003 and 2006 and one with Seattle in 2010. In addition, she has won two Olympic Gold medals, two NCAA championships and appeared in several WNBA All-Star games. New York Liberty’s President Isiah Thomas sung praises when speaking about Cash and what she has done for the game.
“Swin Cash is a legend of the game, and it is a tremendous honor for our franchise that she will be ending her storied career wearing a New York Liberty uniform. Role model, leader, champion – Swin’s remarkable impact and accomplishments transcend basketball, and we look forward to celebrating everything she has meant to the game, the community, and her fans.”
One of her greatest accomplishments is her charitable foundation Cash for Kids which she founded in 2005. With the mission to “motivate, educate & elevate” kids Swin has had a huge impact on kids not only in her hometown of McKeesport, Pennsylvania but all over the country. Check out this video posted by the WNBA honoring Swin Cash and her many accomplishments.
September 1, 2016
With their win tonight the Sparks moved into 1st place is the standings. The Fever also jumped up a spot moving from 7th to 6th place. The top 8 teams regardless of conference will advance to the playoffs.
Los Angeles Sparks @ San Antonio Stars 70-61
New York Liberty @ Indiana Fever 77-98