The Connecticut Sun (logo at left) are (for now) comfortably in control of the WNBA’s Eastern Conference with a 9-3 record. Meanwhile the Minnesota Lynx top the Western Conference standings at 12-1 headed into tonight’s game against the Phoenix Mercury.
WHOSE TURN WAS IT TO BEAT THE MYSTICS? – Last night it was the Seattle Storm’s turn to beat the struggling Washington Mystics. The Storm came out on top 79-71 for their 5th straight victory after losing 7 of their first 8 games this season. Sue Bird led Seattle with 25 points. For the Mystics Crystal Langhorne led the way with a double-double, notching 20 points and 20 rebounds in the loss.
A SHOCKING WIN – The Tulsa Shock logged their 2nd victory of the season to match Washington for the least wins of the season so far. The homestanding Shock defeated the Los Angeles Sparks 91-75 in the 2nd straight loss for LA. The Sparks may be in 2nd place for now in the Western Conference standings but hapless Tulsa led them at halftime by an unbelievable score of 50-25. Tulsa rookie Riquana Williams led the Shock with 27 points and the Sparks’ DeLisha Milton- Jones scored her 5,000th career point in the game to become just the 9th WNBA player to reach that milestone.
WOUNDED ANGEL – The Atlanta Dream defeated the visiting Indiana Fever 70-58 last night. The WNBA’s reigning MVP and current scoring leader, Angel McCoughtry led the Dream with 22 points despite her continuing struggles with a knee injury. Sancho Lyttle notched 17 points of her own in this 2nd straight victory for the defending Eastern Conference champions. Katie Douglas and Jessica Davenport led the Fever with just 8 points each.
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Thursday June 28th – San Antonio Silver Stars (6-5) handed the (A) Los Angeles Sparks (10-6) their 3rd straight loss 94-80
Wednesday June 27th – Minnesota Lynx (13-1) over the (A) Phoenix Mercury (3-9) 96-80 *** Indiana Fever (8-5) over the (H) Chicago Sky (7-4) 81-72 ***