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|Mercury cruise past Sparks for 16th straight win (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 30, 2014, 4:06 am]
PHOENIX (AP) -- Diana Taurasi scored 17 points to help the Phoenix Mercury cruise to their 16th straight win, 90-69 over the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday night.
Johnson, Sims lead Shock past Storm, 80-74 (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 30, 2014, 3:25 am]
Glory Johnson suddenly finds herself in elite company. The second-year forward out of Tennessee had 15 points and 13 rebounds for her 15th double-double of the season to help the Tulsa Shock beat the Seattle Storm 80-74 Tuesday night. ''I guess I have to start calling her Ms. Double-Double,'' Shock coach Fred Williams said. ''She's a cross between Dennis Rodman and Charles Barkley.'' Johnson, who had 11 defensive rebounds, blushed when told of the comparison to the NBA Hall of Famers by her head coach.
McBride scores 16 as Stars beat Sky 92-74 (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 30, 2014, 2:34 am]
Kayla McBride scored 16 points to lead a balanced offense and the San Antonio Stars rolled to a 92-74 victory over the Chicago Sky on Tuesday night. Danielle Adams had 14 points, Sophia Young-Malcolm added 12 and Shenise Johnson 11 for San Antonio (13-14). Jia Perkins scored 12 points on 5-for-8 shooting in her first game in a month. Epiphanny Prince had 23 points, Jamierra Faulkner added 16 and Sylvia Fowles scored 14 for Chicago (10-16).
Sims scores 21 to lead Shock past Storm, 80-74 (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 30, 2014, 2:16 am]
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Odyssey Sims scored 21 points, Glory Johnson had 19 points and 13 rebounds, and the Tulsa Shock beat the Seattle Storm 80-74 Tuesday night.
Charles, Rodgers help Liberty beat Mystics in OT (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 30, 2014, 1:38 am]
Tina Charles scored 23 points, Sugar Rodgers had five points and two huge defensive plays in overtime, and the New York Liberty beat the Washington Mystics 80-76 on Tuesday night. The Liberty (11-14) blew a 15-point lead in the third quarter before pulling out their fourth win in five games. Trailing 73-71 in the extra period, Plenette Pierson made a tying jumper with 2 1/2 minutes left. Rodgers then scored five straight, hitting a deep 3-pointer and a runner to put New York up 78-73 with 1:02 to go.
McCoughtry's 25 points lead Dream past Sun 89-80 (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 7:29 pm]
ATLANTA (AP) -- Angel McCoughtry led Atlanta with 25 points Tuesday, helping the Dream snap a four-game losing streak with an 89-80 win over the Connecticut Sun.
Ogwumike helps Sparks edge Fever 77-73 (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 4:51 am]
Nneka Ogwumike scored 21 points and Alana Beard added 17 to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Indiana Fever 77-73 on Monday night. She slipped behind the defense to take a pass from Kristi Toliver for an open layup and then made two free throws with five seconds remaining for a 77-73 lead. Indiana had chances to tie in the final seconds but Briann January missed twice and Indiana (12-14) had to foul after it could not secure the rebound on Karima Christmas' intentionally missed free throw.
Sky-Stars Preview (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 5:14 pm]
The Chicago Sky are looking to cap a three-game trip with a winning record ahead of possibly the biggest game of their season. The San Antonio Stars are no doubt just happy to be playing after two days of rest. Chicago (10-15) opened this trip with Friday's 79-75 win over Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta before falling 79-69 in Tulsa on Sunday. The Sky are playing without star Elena Delle Donne due to Lyme disease and point guard Courtney Vandersloot because of a knee injury.
Johnson leads Shock to 79-69 win over Sky (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 27, 2014, 10:47 pm]
Glory Johnson scored 14 of her 15 points in the second half and had 11 rebounds to help the Tulsa Shock beat the Chicago Sky 79-69 on Sunday. It was just Tulsa's second win in its last nine games.
Latta leads streaking Mystics past sliding Dream (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 27, 2014, 10:16 pm]
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ivory Latta scored 21 points and Kara Lawson added 14 as the surging Washington Mystics moved into second place in the Eastern Conference with a 77-67 win over the Atlanta Dream on Sunday.
Moore lifts Lynx to 76-65 win over Sun (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 27, 2014, 9:41 pm]
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- Maya Moore had 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Connecticut Sun 76-65 on Sunday.
Griner leads Mercury to 15th straight victory (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 27, 2014, 4:17 am]
Brittney Griner scored 18 points and the Phoenix Mercury tied the second-longest winning streak in WNBA history with their 15th straight victory, beating the New York Liberty 78-63 on Saturday night. The Mercury (21-3) matched the 1998 Houston Comets with the victory and are three short of the league mark set by the Los Angeles Sparks in 2001. Griner also had eight rebounds and six blocks, and Diana Taurasi added 15 points, 10 assists and five rebounds for Phoenix, which clinched home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Tina Charles had 20 points and seven rebounds to lead New York (10-14).
Kizer helps Fever rally to beat Stars 75-68 (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 27, 2014, 2:16 am]
Lynetta Kizer scored 16 points and the Indiana Fever dominated the fourth quarter in rallying for a 75-68 victory over the San Antonio Stars on Saturday night. Shavonte Zellous added 14 points and Natasha Howard had 11 for Indiana (12-13), which tied Washington for second place in the Eastern Conference. Becky Hammon scored 18 points and Danielle Robinson added 15 for San Antonio (12-14), which suffered back-to-back losses after losing at Minnesota on Friday night. She later drained a 3-pointer and drove in for a layup that pulled San Antonio within 74-68 in the final minute, but it wasn't enough.
Ogwumike helps Sparks beat Storm 77-69 (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 26, 2014, 10:13 pm]
SEATTLE (AP) -- Nneka Ogwumike scored 22 and Candace Parker added 19 to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Seattle Storm 77-69 on Saturday and give general manager Penny Toler her first win as a coach.
Fever-Stars Preview (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 26, 2014, 3:33 am]
If the Indiana Fever want to remain in the Eastern Conference playoff picture, they'll need to quickly turn things around on their longest road swing of the season. After kicking off a five-game trip with a disappointing loss, the Fever continue the stretch Saturday night against the San Antonio Stars. Marissa Coleman and Tamika Catchings each had 11 points for the Fever, who lost the game at the free-throw line by going 9 for 20 while the Sky were 16 of 17. Indiana trailed by nine at halftime before tying it at 55 with less than 40 seconds left.
Augustus scores 17 points, Lynx beat Stars 88-78 (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 26, 2014, 2:03 am]
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Seimone Augustus scored 17 points in her return from a knee injury and the Minnesota Lynx beat the San Antonio Stars 88-78 on Friday night for their sixth straight victory.
Prince helps Sky beat Dream 79-75 (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 26, 2014, 1:57 am]
ATLANTA (AP) -- Ephiphanny Prince scored 21 points and the Chicago Sky held off the Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta Dream 79-75 on Friday night at Georgia Tech's McCamish Pavilion.
Mystics survive bad 4th quarter to beat Shock (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 26, 2014, 1:20 am]
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ivory Latta scored 17 points and the Washington Mystics held off the Tulsa Shock 82-77 on Friday night despite making only field goal in the fourth quarter.
Mercury rout Sparks for 14th straight victory (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 25, 2014, 4:46 am]
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- DeWanna Bonner scored a season-high 22 points to lead the Phoenix Mercury to their 14th straight victory, 93-73 over the Los Angeles Sparks on Thursday night.
Charles helps Liberty beat Storm in OT (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 25, 2014, 4:38 am]
SEATTLE (AP) -- Tina Charles broke a tie on a put-back with 23 seconds left in the New York Liberty's 84-80 overtime time victory over the Seattle Storm on Thursday night.