The preseason is almost over. But first here's a late recap on some of the games we had from Mother's Day and Monday.
Sunday games not part of the 2014 WNBA Preseason Tournament
Atlanta Dream defeats the New York Liberty, 63-58
The Liberty remained winless in the regular season losing on the road to the Dream, and without Tina Charles and Cappie Pondexter. Chucky Jeffery led all Liberty scorers with 12 points.
Atlanta did not play Angel McCoughtry nor Celine Dumerc. Tiffany Hayes and Erika de Souza led the Dream in scoring with 24 combined points, but did not have an efficient game doing so.
Los Angeles Sparks beat the Seattle Storm, 74-67
Seattle lost this game in the fourth quarter, only scoring seven points in the period, but it was used as an evaluation period for reserves. Lindsey Harding, Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike scored in double figures for the Sparks, while Sue Bird, Crystal Langhorne, and Shekinna Stricklen did the same for the Storm. Langhorne in particular had a very efficient game as she scored 13 points on 4-of-5 shooting, and 5-of-6 free throws.
Monday game quick recap
Tulsa Shock blows out Team China, 107-61
The result is not a surprise. However, Odyssey Sims and Skylar Diggins scored 24 and 23 points respectively, and both made well over 50% of their shots. Obviously, the result has to be taken with a grain of salt to some degree, but it is good to see both of them play at a high level even in the preseason.
Tuesday night's game between the Sky and the Mystics
The Chicago Sky will be hosting the Washington Mystics at the University of Delaware, where Elena Delle Donne played during her college years. Game time is at 7 p.m. ET. The Sky was second place in the WNBA Preseason Tournament this past weekend, while the Mystics are currently undefeated after back-to-back wins over the Indiana Fever last week.
If I have to predict a winner, I'd go with Chicago, and the crowd should definitely be on the Sky's side tonight.
That's all I have. The regular season is finally upon us!