Weekly Recap

By Cayla McMorris

 

Who’s Hot?

The Storm and Mercury, who are tied for first place in the West, are both currently on four-game winning streaks.  They both hold a 13-5 record and will play each other again on July 31. 

 

Who’s Not?

The Sparks have lost their last three games to three of the best teams in the league - the Sun, Lynx and Mystics.  Their next game will be Tuesday against the Storm.  

 

Performance of the Week

Sylvia Fowles, Lynx: 27 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists in win against the Sparks.  

 

Game of the Week

As you may have heard, Cappie Pondexter was recently released by the Sparks and picked up by the Fever.  Her veteran leadership and knowledge brought the Fever their second win of the season against one of the best teams, the Lynx.  In the win, Pondexter was the spark off the bench with 12 points and five rebounds.  The Fever, who hasn’t had much success this year, went on to beat the returning champs by 12 points and held their star veteran players, Fowles and Moore, to only 8 and 9 points, respectively.

 

Beast of the East

The Mystics remain in first place and are currently on a two-game winning streak.

 

Wild, Wild West

The Storm and Mercury are tied for first place and both teams have the best record in the league. They currently hold the longest winning streak too at four consecutive wins.  

 

What To Watch

The Mystics and Storm, who are both the No. 1 teams in their respected conferences, play each other tonight at Key Arena.  

 

League News

The Mercury's Diana Taurasi became the official WNBA leader in all-time field goals made. 

The Lynx's Rebekkah Brunson became the all-time leading rebounder.  

The Storm's Sue Bird moved up to fifth on the all-time steals leaderboard.

The Aces' A’ja Wilson earned rookie of the month for June.  

Mystics head coach Mike Thibault is the first WNBA coach to reach 300 wins.