After a shocking first-round upset in 2011, the Connecticut Sun are unlikely to let down in their opening matchup against New York, which essentially backed into the playoffs thanks to Chicago’s Sylvia Fowles-less collapse -- but that will shift the spotlight to what could be a wildly entertaining rematch of Indiana and Atlanta, which played a thrilling three-gamer last year, and seem on track to do the same in 2012.
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Tina Charles of the Connecticut Sun and
Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks were named the WNBA's Eastern
and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for the period
ending Sept. 23.
When you mention the name “Mama Taj” to players and coaches in the WNBA, the immediate response is a big smile that reflects friendship, admiration and respect. The smile is followed by statements like, “Ah yes, Mama Taj, she’s one of the best -- you gotta love her.”
Uncasville, CT (Sports Network) - Kara Lawson scored a game-high 21 points and
grabbed eight rebounds, as the Connecticut Sun wrapped up their regular-season
slate with a 92-72 rout of the Atlanta Dream on Sunday.
Rosemont, IL (Sports Network) - Courtney Vandersloot scored a game-high 20
points, lifting the Chicago Sky to a 77-58 victory over the Washington Mystics
in the season finale for both teams on Saturday at Allstate Arena.