Here are some links on what’s happened around the league Tuesday.
Happy Wednesday everyone!
Final Scores from Tuesday
- Maya Moore scored a career-high 48 points for the Minnesota Lynx in a 112-108 double overtime win over the Atlanta Dream. See her video highlights by clicking here.
- Danielle Robinson scored the game-winning layup for the San Antonio Stars in their 95-93 win over the Tulsa Shock. The win overshadowed career-high performances for Tulsa’s backcourt, as Odyssey Sims scored 39 points, and Skylar Diggins added another 34. See our video breakdown of the game winner by clicking here. In addition, San Antonio Stars blog StarsHoops.net has a recap for their point of view.
- The Chicago Sky defeated the Indiana Fever, 60-57, snapping a six-game losing streak. Sylvia Fowles also got her sixth straight double-double in the win. Here’s a recap from the Chicago Tribune.
- The Seattle Storm had a trophy night, where fans could see the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Sonics’ 1979 NBA Finals trophy when they beat the Washington Wizards Bullets; the Seahawks’ 2014 Super Bowl trophy when they beat the Denver Broncos; and the Storm’s 2004 and 2010 WNBA Finals trophies for beating the Connecticut Sun and Atlanta Dream respectively. However, the buzz around those trophies weren’t enough to beat the Phoenix Mercury. They lost 89-71 and that gives Phoenix a 13th straight win. Here’s a recap from Jayda Evans of the Seattle Times.
Other WNBA News & Links
- Watch the second episode of Mystics Magazine, from Monumental Network.
- WNBA President Laurel Richie gave a press conference right before last Saturday’s All-Star Game. A video from WNBA.com is here, and here’s a transcript from the Seattle Times.
- ICYMI, Atlanta Dream head coach Michael Cooper was diagnosed with tongue cancer and has already sat out last Tuesday’s game. Here’s a post from Kris Willis of SB Nation’s Peachtree Hoops for more.
- Also, ICYMI, the Los Angeles Sparks terminated their head coach Carol Ross, and General Manager Penny Toler will add coaching duties to her plate. Our StoryStream on the saga is here.
- Check out ESPN writer Mechelle Voepel’s latest WNBA Power Rankings by clicking here.
- Big XII Commissioner Bob Bowlsby gave his Annual State of the Conference address Monday where his money quote was that it is “not an understatement to say cheating pays.” He also talked about rising costs potentially causing cutbacks to Olympic sports in order to keep football, men’s and women’s basketball running. Here’s an article from USA Today on it.
Other WNBA links we missed:
I missed some major things around the world of the WNBA since I was busy watching NBA Summer League in addition to the games going on the W. The news I missed isn’t game related, but if you missed it too, here they are:
Angel McCoughtry was on the Body Issue
Every year, ESPN has some male and female athletes in a variety of sports who pose nude for its annual Body Issue. This year, McCoughtry took part in it, and you can read a Q&A;with her from ESPN on it by clicking here.
Drake and WNBA players
Canadian rapper/entertainer Drake has been one of the most popular musicians over the last several years. He also hosted the ESPY’s exactly one week ago, and tried to get his Instagram crush, Skylar Diggins to kiss him. She did, kind of. Here’s a link to USA Today’s “For the Win” for more.
If you didn’t know already, Diggins already has a boyfriend whom she dated since her college days. His name is Daniel Smith, who was on the football team. He also had an Instagram photo that sent a subtle message to Drake. Man, I wonder how it’s like to be in his shoes every day.
Well, the ESPY’s host also took a picture with Washington Mystics guard Bria Hartley as well, for what it’s worth.
Women’s Basketball figures who won an ESPY
Lynx forward Maya Moore won the award for best WNBA player, while UConn forward Breanna Stewart won the award for Best Female College Athlete. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see all the award winners.