Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Before the WCF third game, some news hits

Eastern Conference finals:

Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel has bought 500 tickets for tomorrow's game three in Indianapolis to donate to local fans and pack the house.

Undersized but not overlooked: Erlana Larkins vs. Sylvia Fowles will be a key match up tomorrow.

Elena Delle Donne's stiff lower back is the latest injury woe for the Sky.

Non-playoff news:

The Atlanta Dream are moving on.

Some are thinking that Storm center Lauren Jackson won't return to the WNBA.

College news:

Under coach Lindsey Gottlieb, Cal has emerged as a West coast power.

Indiana's coaching staff is complete.

Brett Benzio is Harvard's new assistant coach.

The NCAA named its top 30 women of the year honorees, which include several basketball players.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Lauren Jackson pulls out of the World Championships to rehab knee

Another setback for the Australian legend.

All even in the East

Heck of a game today.

The Sky rallied from 14 points down to top the Fever in double overtime, 86-84, and force a game three in the Eastern Conference finals.

Courtney Vandersloot was clutch for Chicago, with 18 points. Sylvia Fowles lead the team with 27.

Box score.

Fever coach Lin Dunn and forward Tamika Catchings interview.

So both the West and East series are even. And honestly, both games could go either way.

The Mercury and Lynx tip off tomorrow at 7 p.m. Pacific, and the Fever and Sky play at 7 p.m. Eastern Wednesday.

With all the close, nail-biter games so far, I can't remember when I've enjoyed the WNBA playoffs more than this year.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Lynx rally to win, even the series

What an exciting finish today in Western Conference finals game two, as Minnesota rallied to beat Phoenix, 82-77.

Maya Moore had 32 points, Seimone Augustus put up 23, and Lindsay Whalen had 17.

It was a dramatic ending for the Mercury.

Mo'Ne Davis:

....got to meet some of her idols today at Western Conference Finals game two.

Photos.

Video.

On a side note, one writer says Davis has money-making potential.

Eastern Conference finals:

The Sky's fate rests with their shooting stars.

Women in coaching:

The coaching journey for women has become easier in the WNBA.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

WCF game one: Mercury 85, Lynx 71

Not the battle most fans expected: Mercury 85, Lynx 71.

Box score:

All five Phoenix starters in double figures, while MVP Maya Moore we held to nine points, and the Minnesota bench was non-existent.

Game two in Minneapolis Sunday.

Western Conference finals game one pre-funk

General playoff news:

Key storylines, including that for the first time in league history, there are four female coaches heading the finals teams.

West news:

An old WNBA rivalry is rekindled in Minnesota vs. Phoenix.

The Mercury is in a tough finals match up with the Lynx.

Minnesota meets their match in Phoenix.

Spotlight on Mercury All-Star Diana Taurasi.

The Lynx talk playoff intensity.

East news:

Now, the Sky have to break the Fever.

Tamika Catchings is pitted against Elena Delle Donne.

A statistical look at Tamika Catchings.

Coach Lin Dunn's only focus is the Fever.

Can Elena Delle Donne will the Sky to the Finals?

Non-playoff news:

Candace Parker is going to star in an independent film called "Leader of the Pack."

Donna Brazile will receive the 2014 WNBA Inspiration Award.

Storm exit interviews: Waltiea Rolle made use of her short stay.

College news:

Samantha Drake will forgo her senior season at Kentucky. She suffered a torn ACL and meniscus last year.

Former Purdue center Camille Redmon has landed at Boise State.

Sam Pierce is a new assistant coach at Akron.

Wichita State freshman Anna Khmelevskaya has returned to Russia.