WNBA Week In Review

By Cayla McMorris

Who’s Hot?

The Dream have won all five of their games this week putting them on a five-game winning streak and clinching a playoff spot.

 

Who’s Not?

The Liberty have not won a game since July 15 and are currently on a nine-game losing streak.

 

Performance of the Week

Courtney Vandersloot, Sky: 20 points, 15 assists and 2 blocks in win against Sun.

 

Game of the Week

The Dream and the Sparks, who are two of the best teams in the league, faced off Thursday night. Throughout the entirety of the game, the score was fairly close and the lead never exceeded more than 10 points at the end of each quarter.  The Sparks took the lead 17-13 to end the first, but the Dream found a way to come back and consume the lead at the end of the second and third quarters. At the end of the fourth, the Sparks regained the lead by two points, 18-16, but it just wasn’t enough to surpass the top team in the East.  The Sparks fell short by just six points in a close loss. Candace Parker and Riquina Williams led the way for the Sparks. Parker scored 20 and Williams 18. The Dream were without veteran leader Angel McCoughtry due to a season-ending injury, but that didn’t stop them as four players stepped up and scored in double figures to secure the win.  

 

Beast of the East

The Dream are still holding the No. 1 spot with a 21-10 record.

 

Wild, Wild West

Adding to their win column with a victory against the Lynx on Sunday, the Storm remain at No. 1.    

 

League News

The Wing’s head coach Fred Williams and executive Greg Bibbs were involved in a postgame altercation leading to the resignation of Williams.