Diana Taurasi once said her team needed to get over the hump with Minnesota, and that the Lynx were indeed, “Humpy.”
Last Saturday, the Phoenix Mercury admirably defended their home court against the Lynx in one of the biggest games of the season (although neither team would tell you that.) A game that started out with poor shooting and shaky defense, turned into a vicious competition were the Mercury outscored the Lynx 38-28 in the paint, and fought back to grab the victory by a mere two points.
On the morning of July 22, Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore engaged in the customary team ritual of ending a shoot-around with a half-court shot contest. Moore hit her warm-up, launching her first make from the right-hand side, and was the only player to successfully bank her true attempt from center court.
MORROW, Ga. -- Not every event on the girls' basketball summer club circuit crowns a champion. Summer Slam, held in late July at Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia, is one in that category. With over 100 teams, mostly from the South and East with a few from the West and Midwest, the purpose of the event is simply to serve as an exposure vehicle for college coaches.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Team USA will face Canada Sunday in a bid to secure its eighth -- and seventh consecutive -- FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Women gold. The United States, which had already secured its berth in next year's FIBA Americas U19 World Championships, advanced to the finals with a 97-51 victory over Argentina in Saturday's semifinal.
Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper is successfully recovering from cancer surgery three weeks ago, but now has his hands full getting his team back on a winning track.
Cooper, 58, lost 10 pounds after surgery to remove tongue cancer. The only other visible indicator of what he's been through is the long surgical scar on the left side of his neck. He said he is getting better every day.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The preliminary rounds of the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Women are in the books, and Team USA has sliced through the competition like a hot knife through butter, advancing unbeaten to face Argentina in Saturday's semifinals and securing a berth in next years FIBA U19 World Championships. The United States, which put more than 100 points on the board in each of their three opening round games this week and defeated each opponent by 30 points or better, is the lone undefeated team remaining in the competition.
Fullcourt invited players from around the WNBA to blog periodically throughout the 2014 season. Today, Mystics rookies Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley - who were also roommates at UConn - check in together.
Fullcourt invited players from around the WNBA to blog periodically throughout the 2014 season. Today, Storm rookie forward Angel Robinson discusses the team's playoff push, as the regular season winds down.
The San Antonio Spurs announced Tuesday that Becky Hammon has been hired as an assistant coach. Per club policy terms of the contract were not announced.
Hammon, who is currently in her 16th WNBA season, announced on July 23 that she would retire as a player at the conclusion of the 2014 season. Named one of the WNBA’s Top 15 Players of All-Time in July of 2011, Hammon ranks seventh in WNBA history in points (with 5,809), fourth in assists (1,687) and sixth in games (445).
Yep, here were are. The season is winding down, and we are just a few weeks out from the playoffs.
For the remainder of the season, I will be focusing on a series called, “In the Home Stretch”, which will cover the mood, the games, and overall feel of how the Mercury are arriving toward the end of the season and into the playoffs.