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.
July 20, 2018 – In case you missed it, Team Delle Donne and Team Parker were announced leading up to the 15th WNBA All-Star Game. Be sure to root for your favorite on Saturday, July 28 at 3:30 PM ET on ABC.
Tonight the Seattle Storm (17-6) and the Connecticut Sun (12-11) lead off a three-game schedule for the W. Still clinging to the best record in the league, the Storm have won back to back games most recently against Chicago. Seattle came away with the 101-83 victory behind All-Stars Breanna Stewart and Jewell Loyd. Stewart who has been among this seasons favored MVP candidates, posted 30 points and nine rebounds while her teammate grabbed a double-double. Loyd finished with 20 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists. The Sun will be eager for a victory after losing a last second nail-biter to the Atlanta Dream. Jonquel Jones led Connecticut in the 86-83 loss to Atlanta with 19 points and seven rebounds. Alyssa Thomas also added 12 points and 10 rebounds. Catch the Storm and the Sun tonight at 7 PM ET on NBA TV.
Dallas (14-9) continues to make waves as they head to Chicago for a 9 PM ET tip-off. The Sky (7-16) will try to put an end to their four-game skid as they host the Wings at Wintrust Arena. Chicago fell to Seattle on Wednesday after falling behind in the second quarter, despite a balanced scoring effort from the team. Allie Quigley led the Sky with 18 points, while Stefanie Dolson, Diamond DeShields, and Kahleah Copper all tallied 14 points in the loss. The Wings continue to impress as they defeated the Washington Mystics yesterday behind Liz Cambage. Cambage had another strong performace to lead her team to victory with 35 points and 17 rebounds. Kayla Thornton also added 15 points. Tune in to NBA TV for the Wings and the Sky tonight.
Concluding Friday night’s action is the Los Angeles Sparks (14-9) and Indiana Fever (2-21). The Sparks look to build on their victory over the Aces as their three All-Stars continue to lead L.A. through the remainder of the season. Candace Parker finished with a near triple-double last game tallying 34 points, 11 rebounds, and nine assists. Chelsea Gray and Nneka Ogwumike also added 22 and 15 points, respectively. The Fever will try to kick a five-game losing streak and earn their third win of the season against L.A. Tonight’s game also marks the return of Cappie Pondexter to Staples Center since being dealt to Indiana. The veteran guard has added leadership among other things to her new squad as she tallied 10 points in the loss to Minnesota. Candice Dupree led Indiana with 20 points. Catch the Sparks and the Fever on WNBA League Pass at 10:30 PM ET.
Los Angeles, Calif., – The Dallas Wings (11-8) will take on the Los Angeles Sparks (13-8) at the Staples Center this afternoon at 3:30 PM ET. This will be their third and final meeting of the regular season as the two teams battle it out in L.A.
The streaking Wings have won four games straight and look to add a fifth, as Dallas continues to climb the rankings as a team to be reckoned with. The Wings are coming off a 29-point victory over the Phoenix Mercury after a balanced scoring effort led by Skylar Diggins-Smith. Smith tallied 20 points in the win while, Aerial Powers and Azura Stevens added 18 and 15 points, respectively. Center Liz Cambage also pitched in 13 points while Glory Johnson led the Wings’ rebounding effort with nine boards. If the Wings are to continue their success, they’ll have to come prepared for the Sparks’ lock down defense.
Los Angeles stole an overtime win on Tuesday against the top ranked Storm, after the defense managed to hold Seattle to just six points in the fourth quarter. The Sparks would go on to win behind an amazing effort from veteran Candace Parker, who was just shy of a triple-double. Parker finished with 21 points, 10 assists, nine rebounds, and four steals. Essence Carsons also added 18 points in the win, while Nneka Ogwumike tallied 14 points and nine rebounds over the Storm. Will the Sparks have an answer for the Dallas duo of Liz Cambage and Skylar Diggins-Smith? Tune in and find out this afternoon on WNBA League Pass.