Friday WNBA Links: Recaps Of Last Night's Games & Previews Of Tonight's

The WNBA resumed play last night and although none of last night's three games were particularly dramatic, it was nice for the league to get going again.

There are three more games set for tonight and there are links for all the action.

  • Jayda Evans of the Seattle Times writes that with Sue Bird sick, Lauren Jackson still overseas, and Ann Wauters out with an Achilles injury, guards Svetlana Abrosimova and Tanisha Wright had to step up for the Seattle Storm last night. The two guards combined for 12 assists and 3 turnovers, with Wright adding 5 steals and 10 points as well. While Evans reports the team is still trying to find an identity, it's clear they took some steps forward during the break. Read more >>>
  • James Oldham of the Indianapolis Star reports that the Indiana Fever have placed a new emphasis on rebounding after the Olympic break and it showed last night as the Fever beat the usually-rugged Mystics 15-11 on the offensive boards last night in an 84-66 win. While Fever forward Catchings put up a double-double, Erlana Larkins came up big with a game-high 20.51% offensive rebounding percentage. Read more >>>
  • Mike Gavin of the Newsday reports that the New York Liberty came into last night's game "focused and rejuvenated" after the Olympic break and it showed in a 79-66 win over the first place Connecticut Sun. While the Sun's 17 turnovers hurt them a bit, the Liberty's 6 turnovers were actually more impressive. Read more >>>
  • Kent Youngblood of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Minnesota Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve finds it "both humorous and maddening" that the team could be #3 in the latest WNBA.com power rankings. With Jessica Adair, Rebekkah Brunson, and Devereaux Peters all healthy and ready to play, the power rankings are just additional motivation to show people how good they are. Read more >>>
  • The Tulsa World reported yesterday that the Tulsa Shock will resume play after the Olympic break without the services of 6-foot-8 center Liz Cambage until their game on August 30. Cambage, "...is committed to events and celebrations in Australia feting the nation’s Olylmpic athletes through Aug. 21." Read more >>>
  • Kris Willis of SB Nation Atlanta notes that the Atlanta Dream will have their full complement of players for the first time this season when they take on the Chicago Sky tonight with Erika de Souza returning to WNBA play after representing Brazil in the Olympics. With the combination of de Souza and Sancho Lyttle, the Dream might be poised to make yet another late-season run. Read more >>>
  • Nate Butler, Jr. of SB Nation's Peachtree Hoops had a preview up of the Atlanta Dream's game tonight against the Chicago Sky in which he does a brief recap of the Dream's three participants in the 2012 London Olympics. Read more >>>

We're just now starting to get back into the swing of things with the WNBA, so feel free to drop any additional links of interest in the comments.

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