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Ex-WNBA coach recaps Week 1

Former WNBA assistant coach, Jeff House, gives his insight on the first week in the WNBA.

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*Outlook for the 2015 WNBA season

Scatter shooting around the W, after the opening weekend of games, and there were a few games that catch the eye and make me say, "Hmmmm."

Overall, most teams did about what they were supposed to do. Here are the standings after the first weekend:

Eastern Conference

Team

W

L

PCT

GB

CONF

HOME

ROAD

L-10

STREAK

Washington Mystics

2

0

1.000

0

2-0

1-0

1-0

2-0

W 2

Chicago Sky

1

1

0.500

1

1-0

1-0

0-1

1-1

L 1

Connecticut Sun

1

1

0.500

1

1-1

0-1

1-0

1-1

W 1

New York Liberty

1

1

0.500

1

1-1

1-0

0-1

1-1

L 1

Atlanta Dream

0

2

0.000

2

0-2

0-1

0-1

0-2

L 2

Indiana Fever

0

2

0.000

2

0-1

0-1

0-1

0-2

L 2

Western Conference

Team

W

L

PCT

GB

CONF

HOME

ROAD

L-10

STREAK

Minnesota Lynx

2

0

1.000

0

1-0

1-0

1-0

2-0

W 2

Phoenix Mercury

1

0

1.000

0.5

1-0

1-0

0-0

1-0

W 1

Seattle Storm

1

0

1.000

0.5

1-0

1-0

0-0

1-0

W 1

Tulsa Shock

1

1

0.500

1

0-1

1-0

0-1

1-1

W 1

Los Angeles Sparks

0

1

0.000

1.5

0-1

0-0

0-1

0-1

L 1

San Antonio Stars

0

1

0.000

1.5

0-1

0-0

0-1

0-1

L 1

New York beating Atlanta in the Garden was a bit of a surprise. The Liberty held the Dream to only 10 bench points.  Angel McCoughtry was spectacular on the Mecca's bright stage, erupting for 27, but Atlanta needed more balance and production from the rest of the squad.

Swin Cash came off the Liberty bench for 15, then followed it up with an 0-5 night in New York's loss to the Mystics in Washington.  Some speculated that the 13-year veteran was done after last season, but she is averaging 12 points and 6 rebounds after the first two games.

If Bill Laimbeer continues to get that production from Cash...that's a big plus.

The Dream are 0-2 early, losing their first game of the season, as well as their home opener to Connecticut.  The Sun played with paced and had good balanced scoring - 4 players in double figures.  Alex Bentley had 17 points, and is looking good for the Sun. Chelsea Gray contributed with 14 points off the bench.

McCoughtry only scored 10 points for Atlanta on 30% shooting, while the Dream shot 37% as a team.  The Dream are struggling shooting the ball to open the season.  They need to bounce back this week.

Tulsa won the first home opener in franchise history (since moving to Tulsa from Detroit), dropping 101 on the 2014 Eastern Conference Champion Chicago Sky.  Skylar Diggins and Odyssey Sims combined for 43 on 11/27 shooting.

Plenette Pierson had 19 points - the Shock shot 49% as a team...and I didn't think Tulsa played that well...they will play better.  The Shock may have a few 120-point games this season.  Chicago's Elena Delle Donne dropped 40 on the Shock on 13/24 shooting from the field (11/11 from the line.)

It was an unbelievable display of talents - pick & rolls, post-ups, 3's, pull-ups, catch & shoots. If you have Synergy, watch her breakdown -- flat out scary.  Cappie Pondexter had a quiet 26.

Pick & Roll:  EDD + CP23 = TROUBLE. Watch the mere 31 Delle Donne had vs. Indiana in the opener too, effortless, but the Fever are without Catchings and have started 0-2.

Indiana can't have Catchings out for too long or there will be big trouble.  Natalie Achonwa impressed in her pro debut, after her knee injury last year, coming off the bench for 10 very efficient points.  She looked comfortable, talented and like she belonged right from her first entry into the game.

Minnesota looks smooth, veteran and poised, already opening up 2-0 to start the season.  Whalen is averaging 21.5 ppg on 48% shooting while running the team.  Awesome.

The Sky are averaging 94 ppg on 49% shooting and are 1-1, go figure.  Seattle's 86 ppg and 45% on 3's was very impressive in their only game, a 25-point (86-61) win over their former head coach, Brian Agler and the LA Sparks.