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Thursday Links: Seattle Storm's Rough Start Continues In Minnesota

We've skipped links during a couple of slow days of WNBA news, but get back into it today.

Headlining the day's links is the Minnesota Lynx' blowout of the Seattle Storm last night, which left them at 1-5.

Tim Leighton of the Pioneer Press writes that Minnesota Lynx forward Devereaux Peters had 8 of her career-high 14 points in the first half of a 76-55 blowout of the Seattle Storm, but perhaps it's no coincidence that she was also in the game when the lead went from 8 to 20 when she checked into the game at the 7:10 mark in the third quarter. Read more >>>

Mike Peden of the WNBA Examiner wrote that one point of concern for the Lynx in their blowout victory of the Storm was a bad stretch of turnovers. Their 15 turnovers for the game matched the Storm's miscues, but was also a slightly higher turnover rate of 18.99% to the Storm's 18.67%. Read more >>>

Jayda Evans of the Seattle Times reports that the Seattle Storm simply aren't clicking right now and it has less to do with the absence of star center Lauren Jackson than with the way they're playing. Call it "too nice" or passive, but the Storm got bullied in the paint, in terms of points scored and losing the offensive rebounding battle by a significant margin. Read more >>>

Chris Mascaro contributing to Newsday wrote that New York Liberty guard Cappie Pondexter played the role of Mr. (or "Ms."?) Sandman on Tuesday. But she got help as well, with Liberty coach John Whisenant citing Leilani Mitchell's offensive performance as valuable - Mitchell had a team-high 81.81% true shooting percentage. Read more >>>

Marc Allard of the Norwich Bulletin reports that part of the Connecticut Sun finding a rhythm is coach Mike Thibault figuring out how to manage the minutes in his rotation. Despite the constant complaints about 11-player rosters, Thibault notes that the game is only 40 minutes, which makes it hard to distribute minutes to contributors like forward Kelsey Griffin. Read more >>>

Stephen Litel of Slam Online writes about Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant's love of the WNBA, which began as a Washington Mystics fan who grew up excited by Chamique Holdsclaw. To Durant, WNBA players don't get their due as players and ambassadors of the game. Read more >>>

Tulsa Shock guard Temeka Johnson announced her newest children's book, "Temeka's Choice" in a blog post with the New Orleans Times-Picayune. She considers it, "...a revamp of Decisions Decisions Decisions." Read more >>>

Feel free to put in other links of interest in the comments and of course add in any other general thoughts about basketball.