If it feels as though there have been a lot of injuries in the WNBA lately, it might be because there have been six injuries that will cost players games reported in five days.
Last night added another significant one as the Atlanta Dream lost another starter.
- Ryan Black of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Atlanta Dream point guard Lindsey Harding left the locker room on crutches after last night's 73-60 loss to the New York Liberty. Harding suffered the injury at the 4:40 mark with the Dream down 10 points in the fourth quarter and did not return to the game. Read more >>>
- John Altavilla of the Hartford Courant writes that some part of the Connecticut Sun's 9-2 start could be attributed to playing 8 of those games at home. Last night, they beat the Indiana Fever at home led by Kara Lawson's impressive scoring performance. Read more >>>
- Odeen Domingo of the Arizona Republic reports that the Phoenix Mercury will be without forward Candice Dupree against the Washington Mystics tonight. Starting post Nakia Sanford also sat out practice on Monday with a knee injury but should be available against the Mystics. In Dupree's absence, Charde Houston is projected to start at the power forward spot against a Mystics team that rebounds extremely well. Read more >>>
- Ben Standig of CSN Washington previews the Washington Mystics' game against the Phoenix Mercury tonight with an emphasis on their turnover problem (27) in their previous loss to the Los Angeles Sparks on Monday. Unable to keep the ball in their hands, the Mystics struggled to get the ball into the post to Crystal Langhorne, who scored a season-low 2 points. Read more >>>
- Roman Augustoviz of the Minneapolis Star Tribune wonders what's next for the Minnesota Lynx after their record-setting 10-game win streak came to an end on Sunday night against the Seattle Storm. He wrote, "Nobody ever thought they would go 34-0 through the regular season, but this was a winnable game against a less talented team." Read more >>>
- WNBA President Laurel J. Richie has written an op-ed in celebration of Title IX's 40th anniversary in which she writes, "Title IX is grown-up now - an elite player that has acted as the figurative point guard for two generations of women, dishing assists to help them reach their full potential - but it was not always so." Read more >>>
- Alana Glass contributing to Forbes Magazine takes an interesting look at the Indiana Fever through a Title IX lens, establishing the inter-generational connection between Tamika Catchings, Tennessee Lady Vols legend Pat Summitt, and current Indiana Fever coach Lin Dunn. She writes, "Yes, Dunn’s perseverance paved the way for Summitt’s opportunity to play collegiate women’s basketball. Without Dunn there wouldn’t be Summitt, and without Summitt there wouldn’t be Catchings." Read more >>>
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