Dream secures playoff spot; Sparks-Lynx series evened up

The Dream beat the Fever in overtime, 89-80, and secured a playoff berth. Angel McCoughtry lead Atlanta with 30 points.

In the evening’s match up the Lynx defeated the Sparks, 83-74, to even the series between the two teams at two a piece.

General WNBA:

The WNBA’s annual player and coach awards are just around the corner. The Associated Press previews the races.

Sylvia Fowles and Maya Moore are the league’s Eastern and Western Conference players of the month.

Tennessee’s three Meeks were reunited briefly tonight, as Chamique Holdsclaw and Semeka Randall went to watch Tamika Catchings in the Fever-Dream game. It was part of Atlanta’s “We back Pat” night, to raise funds for the Pat Summitt Foundation.


  1. I actually felt a bit sorry for McCarville when Danielle Adams elbowed her in the mouth in early August and she ended up with loose teeth and a concussion. That's in spite of Janel's well deserved reputation of being as close to a thug as there is in the WNBA.

    After seeing how she acted with Nneka in the Sparks game I'm sorry I gave her the benefit of the doubt. As much as I like Maya Moore as a baller the lack of class by people like McCarville and Reeve's antics in last year's championship series make it easy to support anyone but the Lynx for the title this year.

  2. Love 'em or hate 'em, I really think this is Minny's title to lose…has been from Day 1.
    They came out this season with both a swagger and a chip on their collective shoulder. Throw in their depth of talent and athleticism (Brunson, sheesh!!!).

    You're gonna have to get into their heads to beat them, especially at home. Lin Dunn's bunch might be able to do so, but I doubt they'll get that far again. I see no one else capable.

    Here's an "Over or Under?" for ya:
    1.5 more Lynx Losses in 2013
    I'm leaning toward the Under!

  3. My take is as follows:

    LA can't do it. No true five to anchor the team and too inconsistent particularly at the guards and Nneka. Coaching is also questionable.

    Atlanta seems to be healing but I don't think Angel can lead them to the championship. CHI takes them if they reach the East championship playing at home.

    Indiana seems to also be trending up. Maybe they have a chance. It's their title to lose but I don't think they've got it this year.

    I'll take Chicago. Fowles has been averaging a double double this year and had a couple 20/20 games. EDD is keeping all defensive schemes off balance and has scored when it matters. If Prince can start hitting again they've got a great chance, particularly given their improved defensive performance since the All Star Break. I think Fowles will crush McCarville like a flea if it comes down to it.

    It's probably because I already don't like MN, but as far as I'm concerned they choked in the finals last year. Their stars didn't show up when it mattered and their coach lost it at exactly the time good coaches hold it together.

    Chicago needs to stay hot. If they can win home court throughout the playoffs I'll take them over whoever comes out of the West.

    In any case the playoffs should be fun to watch.