Ups and downs of west coast WNBA teams

The Seattle Storm clinched a playoff berth Thursday night, only to find out today that all-star center Lauren Jackson has a stress fracture in her back and is out indefinitely. (What a frightening injury!) Tonight the Storm fought it out in two overtimes to beat Atlanta, 91-84. Last year Jackson was injured at about this time, and had to sit out for a spell. This is not the kind of deja vu Seattle wants.

In the meantime, Candace Parker is set to play against Connecticut tomorrow, but teammates Lisa Leslie and Noelle Quinn might not be. And just when the Sparks got a full lineup back……

Sacramento actually won! Beat Indiana, 79-78. Lisa Willis didn’t play, and I didn’t know Kara Lawson was out with knee tendinitis.