Full-Court Press: Our Weekly WNBA Recap

By Cayla McMorris

 

 

 

Who’s Hot?

The Lynx remain hot and are currently on a six-game winning streak. During this stretch they have beat some of the top teams in the league easily (Mercury by 9, Storm by 12 and Dream by 11). After a slow start to open the season, many people were questioning the defending champs, but the Lynx are starting to look like their old selves again. The Sky who were in the “who’s not” category last week and were coming off a six-game losing streak, are turning things around and have won their last three games beating top teams like the Mercury and the Dream.

Who’s Not?

The Liberty and Fever, who are the bottom two teams in the East, are on five-game losing streaks.

Performance of the Week

A’ja Wilson, Aces: 29 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals in win against Sparks.

Game of the Week

The Mystics and Mercury, who are the top teams in their respective conferences, battled it out on

Saturday night. Despite Diana Taurasi only scoring 7 points, she dished out 9 assists and Mercury teammates Brittney Griner (27 points and 7 rebounds) and DeWanna Bonner (23 and 8) also played well in the win.

For the Mystics, Elena Delle Donne didn’t have much help, she was the only one that truly dominated for her team with 27 points and 13 rebounds. The next leading scorer was Tayler Hill with only 11 points.

Beast of the East

The Mystics beat the Sun last week giving them the top spot in the East. Their record is now 10-6 and 7-1 in the conference.

Wild, Wild, West

The Mercury (13-5), Storm (11-5) and Sparks (11-5) are tied for the fewest losses in the WNBA.

What To Watch

The Sparks and Lynx, who were 2017’s WNBA playoff finalist, battle it out this Thursday in a Western

Conference matchup.

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