WNBA race heating up

The looks on the faces of the players says it all: the Sparks are still in the playoff race. After Tina Thompson’s buzzer-beater shot lifted her team over the Lynx 78-77, LA is a half a game out of fourth place in the west.

The most interesting thing about the playoff picture to me is how bad the Western Conference teams are this year. Really? Only one team above .500? Amazing.

Earlier today, the LA Times posted a nice piece on Candace Parker and her shoulder rehab.

Extra: Gonzaga stand out Vivian Friesen reflects on what she’s learned since being cut from the Tulsa Shock roster last spring. I like people that never give up.