Were you like me and watched three (but mostly the Big Showdown) games at once, and then stuck around to watch the Storm honor coach Lin Dunn and then play the Fever?
I thought so.
The Mercury’s 16-game winning streak came to a screeching halt, as the Lynx beat them, 75-67. It looks like a fight brewing for the Western Conference championship already. Tonight the Lynx looked like they were ready to eat raw meat, but you know the Mercury will be bouncing back in a big way.
The Dream downed the Shock, 85-75.
The Sky got past the Liberty, 87-74. Elena Delle Donne scored 10 points in her return to the court.
The Fever defeated the Storm, 76-67.
Seattle celebrated outgoing COO Karen Bryant before tonight’s game, in a big way.
They also honored Fever coach Lin Dunn, who was the first coach of the Storm franchise, from 2000-2002. She will retire after this season.
It was more than heartwarming to see players from those years had made the trip to Key Arena, like Simone Edwards, Charmin Smith, Tully Bevilaqua and Jamie Redd. Those were the days…..
To top it off, Tamika Catchings broke a record. She needed 15 points to move past Katie Smith to third on the WNBA’s all-time scoring list, and she got 16. Congratulations to an amazing player and true role model.
More WNBA news……
Riquna Williams will undergo knee surgery and miss the rest of the season.