Jewell Loyd is beginning to pick up the nuances of the WNBA. ''Just trying to do something as a rookie, take what the defense gives me as much as possible,'' Loyd said. Loyd's development hasn't been lost on teammate Sue Bird.
Posted: August 4, 2015, 1:02 am
While Maya Moore hopes to take another step toward making history, Candace Parker is simply trying to guide the once league-worst Los Angeles Sparks to the playoffs. After coming up short at Minnesota last week, the Sparks will get another shot at the WNBA-best Lynx on Tuesday night when the league's last two MVPs meet at Staples Center. It looked as though Moore's streak of consecutive 20-point games might end Saturday before she scored 16 of her 20 in the fourth quarter to lead Minnesota to its third straight win, 86-80 at Tulsa.
Posted: August 3, 2015, 7:50 pm
The Indiana Fever's recent surge has gotten them back into a tight race in the Eastern Conference. Indiana looks to avoid a four-game season sweep when it visits suburban Chicago on Tuesday night. Shenise Johnson scored all 16 of her points in the second half as Indiana overcame a nine-point deficit at the break.
Posted: August 3, 2015, 6:46 pm
The Connecticut Sun are trying to rediscover their early season form at the defensive end. Alex Bentley is also seeking a turnaround as she looks to stop her struggles since putting on a show at the All-Star Game. Both could happen as the Sun try to avoid their fifth loss in six home games Tuesday night against defensively challenged San Antonio Stars, the last winless road team in the WNBA.
Posted: August 3, 2015, 6:01 pm
The Tulsa Shock's excitement resulting from a hot start behind star Skylar Diggins has faded into major disappointment stemming from her season-ending injury and the subsequent news that the club will relocate following the season. The Phoenix Mercury have scored two easy victories over Tulsa during that downfall, and they'll look to deal the Shock a seventh straight defeat Tuesday night. Tulsa won eight in a row after losing its opener, although the last victory was bittersweet after Diggins tore her ACL in the final minute against Seattle on June 28.
Posted: August 3, 2015, 5:29 pm
Candice Dupree scored a season-high 27 points and DeWanna Bonner had a steal and hit a pair of free throws in the final seconds to help the Phoenix Mercury hold off the Atlanta Dream 71-68 on Sunday. Atlanta (7-13), after trailing by as many as 18 in the first half, pulled to 67-66 when Damiris Dantas made a layup with 42 seconds left. Angel McCoughtry came up with a steal on the other end but Bonner stole it back near midcourt and Leilani Mitchell's two free throws gave Phoenix (12-7) a three-point lead with 13 seconds to play.
Posted: August 3, 2015, 3:20 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Shenise Johnson scored all 16 of her points in the second half, Erlana Larkins added 10 points and 13 rebounds and the Indiana Fever rallied to beat the Connecticut Sun for the second time in six days, 83-70 on Sunday.
Posted: August 3, 2015, 3:18 am
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Elena Delle Donne scored 22 points, including the winning runner with 19 seconds to play, and tied her career high with four 3-pointers to lead the Chicago Sky past the Washington Mystics, 69-68 on Sunday night.
Posted: August 3, 2015, 12:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tina Charles scored 29 points and the New York Liberty pulled away in the third quarter to beat the Seattle Storm 78-62 on Sunday for their fourth straight home victory.
Posted: August 2, 2015, 11:16 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Jantel Lavender scored 20 points, and Candace Parker blocked a potential tying shot in the final seconds to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the San Antonio Stars 80-78 on Sunday.
Posted: August 2, 2015, 11:14 pm