Finally... FINALLY! THE REGULAR SEASON IS COMPLETE!
And here are your links from the weekend that was.
Saturday final scores
Liberty beats the Mystics 73-61 - Pathetic performance by Washington here in the first half. Earned them a losing season. Our recap.
Indiana Fever win 71-67 against the Chicago Sky - before the game, Lin Dunn was honored during her last regular season home game. With the win, the Fever clinched the #2 seed in the East. Recap from the Indy Star.
Phoenix Mercury beat the Los Angeles Sparks, 76-69 - the win gives the Merc 28 wins for the season, and it ties a WNBA all-time high. Recap from AZCentral.com.
The Minnesota Lynx beat the Tulsa Shock, 80-63 - Maya Moore has 19 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Shock guard Odyssey Sims did score 31 in the loss. Recap from the AP via the Tulsa World.
Sunday final scores
The Connecticut Sun blows out the Atlanta Dream 84-55 - Recap from SB Nation's Peachtree Hoops.
The New York Liberty defeats the Indiana Fever, 73-61 - The win still allowed Indy to be the second seed in the East. Recap from Indystar.com, and Queenie's Game Notes to come later today!
San Antonio Stars beat the Chicago Sky on the road, 84-72 - the win iced the Stars' claim to the #3 seed in the Western Conference Playoffs, while the Sky falls to fourth in the Eastern Conference Playoffs to play against the Atlanta Dream. Recap from StarsHoops.net.
Phoenix Mercury beats the Seattle Storm 78-65 - With the win, the Merc now hold the All-Time record for wins in a regular season. Recap from the Seattle Times.
UConn junior forward Breanna Stewart attends Saturday's Mystics game in D.C. - She went with her boyfriend, JaVaughn Pinkston, a senior on Villanova's men's basketball team. He could be an NBA Draft prospect. But on Stewie specifically, she was in D.C., and the Mystics need a superstar. This is why Nate calls me a "tankologist."
Becky Hammon and Tamika Catchings take part in the #ALSIceBucketChallenge - This has been the new craze around the entire Internet as of late, since celebrities, Big Four athletes, and everyday people are taking part. It's also kind of funny that the act of throwing ice cold water on someone seems to be the newest thing in town to most around the Big Four sports. The WNBA and women's college basketball fans have already seen it done before with #Chillin4Charity...back in June.
Here's a video feature on Tulsa Shock center Courtney Paris - from KFOR.com.
Mamie (Peanut) Johnson was the only female pitcher in the Negro Baseball League - She watched Little League World Series pitcher Mo’ne Davis throw shutout in opener. Link from the NY Daily News.
Seattle Storm guard Tanisha Wright is contemplating retirement - This is one really great column by Jayda Evans of the Seattle Times, as it chronicles Wright's journey to get to the WNBA.
With the WNBA Playoffs now about to start, we're going to have a ton of content to preview the eight teams that made the playoffs, so our next Daily Swish will be on Thursday, barring a major unexpected news story.
But until then, got more links? Feel free to share them as a FanShot so we can spread the word!