Sunday Is For The W

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July 22, 2018 – Rounding out the weekend is a four-game slate from the W as teams finish strong before the All-Star break. Kicking off Sunday’s action is the Seattle Storm (18-6) and the Atlanta Dream (14-9) at 3:00 PM ET. The top ranked Storm look to stay at the top as they visit a streaking Atlanta team. Seattle defeated the Connecticut Sun on Friday, after another big game from Jewell Loyd. The She Got Game star tallied 31 points and five rebounds to lead her team to victory. Sue Bird also added 17 points in the win. Seattle will have to bring their A-game as the Dream look to win their seventh straight game this afternoon. Despite being outscored 16-9 in the final period on Thursday, the Dream came away with the 82-68 victory over New York. Tiffany Hayes and Renee Montgomery combined for 44 of the Dream’s points, while Jessica Breland and Imani McGee-Stafford cleaned up the glass with 12 rebounds a piece. Tune in on NBA TV to watch the Dream and the Storm duel it out.

The Connecticut Sun (12-12) and the Dallas Wings (14-10) also take to the hardwood at 4:00 PM ET, in a battle of wills. The Wings who were on a roll behind All-Star Liz Cambage, fell to the Chicago Sky on Friday, 114-99. With six of Dallas’ players finishing in double-digit scoring, the Wings had no answer for Courtney Vandersloot. The All-Star guard went for 13 points, 10 rebounds, and 15 assists to become just the seventh player ever to record a triple-double in regular season history. Cambage would finish with 23 points, while Skylar Diggins-Smith added 21 points in the loss. Connecticut will also be battling for a win after their loss to Seattle. Chiney Ogwumike led the Sun in that game with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Be sure to catch the Sun and the Wings today on League Pass.

Closing out the night at 6:00 PM ET, are the Sky (8-16) and Sparks (14-10), as well as the Fever (3-21) and Aces (11-13). Courtney Vandersloot and the Chicago Sky look to have themselves another night as they take on the Los Angeles Sparks. Alongside Vandersloot’s historic night, Kahleah Copper and Allie Quigley combined for 44 points in the teams win against Dallas. Los Angeles will be looking to bounce back with a road win, after dropping a 78-76 matchup to the Indiana Fever on Friday. Candace Parker showed out talling 24 points, 12 rebounds, and seven assists, but it wouldn’t be enough to edge Indiana. Jantel Lavender also added 23 points for the Sparks, as Indiana found a way to secure their third victory of the season. Candace Dupree and Cappie Pondexter both tallied 16 points to lead Indiana in a game that came down to the wire. Natalie Achonwa also added 15 points in the victory and grabbed nine rebounds. The Fever continue their road trip this evening as they prepare to battle the Las Vegas Aces. The Aces are feeling good after pulling off the 85-82 victory over Phoenix on Thursday. All-Stars Kayla McBride and A’ja Wilson handled most of the scoring punch as the Aces outscored the Mercury 21-11 in the second quarter. McBride would finish with 27 points, while Wilson tallied 18 points and 12 rebounds. Tamera Young also pitched in 10 points as the Aces held on for the win.

Check out WNBA League Pass to watch the Sparks take on the Sky, and the Fever versus the Aces.

All-Star Team Rosters Announced Ahead of Tonight’s Matchups

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July 19, 2018 – Thursday’s WNBA action is set to tip-off at 7, 8, and 10 PM ET as teams finish up the first half of the season and get ready to enjoy the 2018 WNBA All-Star Game. This year’s breakdown of the All-Star Game consists of a new format in which fans, players, coaches, and media voted for their favorites. The top 22 players were selected as All-Stars, while the top two vote-getters serve as captains and select their own teams from the remaining 20 All-Stars. Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics and Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks, head up the two All-Star teams and will choose from this year’s All-Star selections below:

Official rosters will be announced tonight prior to the Mystics’ game at 8 PM ET on ESPN 2. The 15th WNBA All-Star Game will take place on Saturday, July 28 at Target Center in Minneapolis, MN. Tune in on ABC at 3:30 PM ET to watch Team Delle Donne and Team Parker go head to head.

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Kicking off tonight’s action is the Atlanta Dream (13-9) and New York Liberty (7-15). The Dream have had the hot hand as of late winning five in a row including Tuesday’s buzzer beater against Connecticut. Atlanta’s Tiffany Hayes knocked down the three-point shot from beyond halfcourt to give the Dream the 86-83 win. Atlanta will host New York tonight at 7 PM ET, as they aim to stay hot and keep their win streak alive. The Liberty will do their best to put a stop to the Dream as they try and bounce back from a loss to the Wings. The Liberty suffered a 104-87 loss to Dallas in which Wings center Liz Cambage scored a record 53 points. Despite the loss, rookie Kia Nurse put up 25 points to lead New York alongside Tina Charles’ 19 points. Catch the Liberty and the Dream on ESPN 3 tonight.

Following the announcement of the 2018 WNBA All-Star Rosters, the Washington Mystics (13-9) and the Dallas Wings (13-9) will go head to head at the College Park Center. After a historic performance from Cambage, the Wings look to capitalize on the momentum at home for another win. Washington will face Dallas for the first time this season and should be rejuvenated after four days of prep. The Mystics are coming off a loss to the Dream in which Elena Delle Donne tallied 23 points and 11 rebounds. Watch the Mystics and the Wings on ESPN 2 at 8 PM ET.

To cap off the night, the Phoenix Mercury (15-8) will host the Las Vegas Aces (10-13) as they prepare for a four-game home stand at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Mercury secured a road win against the Indiana Fever, in which Brittney Griner grabbed 12 rebounds to go with 36 points. Diana Taurasi also added 22 points in the teams win. Las Vegas looks to redeem themselves and earn a road win after falling to Los Angeles on Sunday. The Aces competed tit for tat against the Sparks, but slipped up in the final quarter as L.A. outscored them 35-15. Kayla McBride paced the Aces with 18 points followed by A’ja Wilson’s 15 points. Watch the Mercury and the Aces square off on WNBA League Pass tonight at 10 PM ET.

Friday Night Hoops

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July 13, 2018, – Wandering how you’ll spend your Friday the 13th? How about some Friday night hoops with the W! Check out WNBA League Pass to see any of the four games being played tonight starting at 7 PM ET.

The Atlanta Dream (10-9) will play host to the Indiana Fever (2-18) tonight at McCamish Pavilion, as the two teams square off for their fourth and final time during the regular season. Indiana is going for their third win of the season as they look to bounce back after a loss to Minnesota on Wednesday. The Fever previously defeated the Dream, 96-64 earlier this season. Meanwhile, Atlanta is riding high after a record setting 106-89 victory over the Washington Mystics that saw four players notch 20 plus points and at least five assists in a win. The Dream shot a lightning 60 percent from the field as Angel McCoughtry led Atlanta with 24 points and six assists.  Jessica Breland tallied 23 points and dished out seven assists, while Tiffany Hayes and Renee Montgomery each added 21 points to go with five assists in the Dream’s statement win on Wednesday.

Over at Mohegan Sun Arena, the Connecticut Sun (10-10) and Phoenix Mercury (14-7) will be hashing it out, as both teams are seeking a win after recent losses. The Mercury currently lead the season series having defeated the Sun twice this year, but fell to Dallas on Tuesday, in a 29-point defeat after Diana Taurasi left the matchup early due to illness. Brittney Griner and DeWanna Bonner combined for 41 of the teams 72 points, and Yvonne Turner added 10 points in the loss. Connecticut looks to redeem themselves at home, after suffering a 79-76 loss at the buzzer to New York. The Sun led by as much as 10, but Shavonte Zellous would bank in the triple to give New York the victory. Chiney Ogwumike paced Connecticut with 17 points and nine rebounds, while Alyssa Thomas finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Also schedueled to tip-off at 7 PM ET, is the Chicago Sky (7-13) and Washington Mystics (12-8) at Washington. The Mystics currently hold the 2-1 series advantage over the Sky this season, but have lost two games straight. Their most recent loss came at the hands of the Atlanta Dream, where the Mystics gave up 106 points. Natasha Cloud and Elena Delle Donne led Washington with 17 and 16 points, respectively. Chicago is also coming off a loss after falling to Las Vegas on Tuesday. The Aces outscored the Sky 32-15 in the second quarter before stretching out their lead. Chicago’s Diamond DeShields led the Sky with 15 points.

The final matchup of the evening is between the Las Vegas Aces (9-12) and Minnesota Lynx (12-8) at 8 PM ET. The Aces who have won their third straight, will go for a fourth against the formidable Lynx. In their victory over Chicago, Las Vegas had four reach double figures led by Kayla McBride with 18 points. McBride shot 75 percent from three-point land knocking down 3 of 4 triples, while Kelsey Plum hit two of her own to finish with 14 points in the win. Minnesota aims to be more consistent in their play as they face the Aces for the first time this season. Sylvia Fowles led the Lynx to victory over Indiana on Wednesday, after dropping 20 points, grabbing 10 rebounds, and dishing out seven assists. Maya Moore also added 19 points in the win as the Lynx return home to host the Aces tonight.