Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Erin Phillips exploded for a season-high 19
points and Jessica Davenport chipped in 14 and grabbed nine rebounds Friday,
leading the Indiana Fever to a 66-53 win over the lowly Washington Mystics at
the Verizon Center.
With the last days of the 2012 WNBA season as fascinating as sorting laundry, it’s a good time to take a look at one of the more interesting modern statistics: plus/minus.
The concept is simple. When a player is on the floor, how many points does her team score and give up, and when she’s off the floor, how many points does her team score and give up. That generates a net plus/minus, telling coaches and dedicated statheads who’s really helping her team win.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Minnesota Lynx got a shot in the arm Tuesday, taking time out from their preparations to defend their 2011 WNBA championship to visit the White House where President Barak Obama congratulated them on last season's title.
Tina Thompson, the WNBA's all-time leading scorer, became the first player in league history to break the 7,000 career-point barrier Tuesday. The historic bucket came less than one minute into the second quarter of the Seattle Storm's 75-60 thrashing of the visiting Chicago Sky.