Juicy news Wednesday

Today’s game:

Elena Delle Donne lead the Sky over the Liberty, 87-74, with 26 points.

Team news, and there is some good stuff today:

Lynx….Coach Cheryl Reeve is unhappy with her “big three” star players:

Reeve’s discontent with her starters is rooted in an 87-59 road loss to the Los Angeles Sparks on June 21.

“Our starters didn’t show up to play the game,” Reeve said. “I didn’t expect to see what I saw. Our second team far outplayed our first team in that game.”

The Lynx rebounded two days later, beating Tulsa 88-79. Reeve saw improved play from her starters but said she
was upset with the way they practiced Wednesday.

“I don’t want to make these statements and say that’s how we’ve been the entire season. (Wednesday’s practice) didn’t go the way I’d hoped, plain and simple. The L.A. game, had that game not happened, (Wednesday’s practice) may not feel the way it does. We showed up in L.A. expecting a great game between two of the best teams in the league and got a stinker of a game,” she said.

Another practice report.

Sparks….deep piece on Candace Parker – her life and career.

Liberty….Essence Carson had surgery today to repair her torn ACL.

Mystics….the Mystics are trying to right the ship after three tough road losses.

A Mystics minute with Monique Currie.

Mercury….Penny Taylor sees a silver lining in her ACL injury, which has kept her out for over a year.

Silver Stars….Danielle Robinson throughout the last two years.

Tomorrow’s game preview:

Mercury at Mystics

Pat Summitt:

Legendary coach Pat Summitt says she’s content with her new role at Tennessee.

The documentary film “Pat XO” premiered in Knoxville tonight.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. I love her parents' 24-hour moratorium on discussing youth sports activities — wish I'd thought of that about 20 years ago.
    Candace seems to be the good side of that old schoolteacher adage, "The apple don't fall far from the tree."

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