Young stars Rhyne Howard and Satou Sabally both played historically well in Game 1 of the playoff series between the No. 5 seed Atlanta Dream and the No. 4 seed Dallas Wings, though the Wings otherwise looked like the more complete team. Atlanta will need more efficient scoring from its frontcourt in order to stay alive in the series.
The No. 3 seed Connecticut Sun shot the ball historically well in Game 1 of their series against Minnesota, leaving the No. 6 seed Lynx scrambling for answers heading into what could be a deciding Game 2.
The No. 5 seed Atlanta Dream have shown improvement from a year ago, though they went winless against their first-round playoff the opponent, the No. 4 seed Dallas Wings, during 2023 the regular season.
The hotly-contested 2023 WNBA MVP race is a testament to the talent of the league’s top players, with the New York Liberty’s Breanna Stewart, Las Vegas Aces’ A’ja Wilson and Connecticut Sun’s Alyssa Thomas all submitting MVP-worthy seasons.
The Indiana Fever’s Aliyah Boston should be the unanimous Rookie of the Year. But the rookie seasons of Diamond Miller and Dorka Juhász, both of the Minnesota Lynx, and Jordan Hortson of the Seattle Storm also are worth celebrating.
Can anyone top the Las Vegas Aces’ A’ja Wilson’s case for a second-straight Defensive Player of the Year Award? Here’s how the credentials of the Connecticut Sun’s Alyssa Thomas and Washington Mystics’ Brittney Sykes stack up against Wilson’s.
When evaluating the WNBA’s Coach of the Year, expectations inevitably impact candidacies. How did the Connecticut Sun’s Stephanie White, New York Liberty’s Sandy Brondello, Dallas Wings’ Latricia Trammell and Los Angeles Sparks’ Curt Miller meet, exceed or change their teams’ expectations?
Who is the WNBA’s best off the bench? While Dana Evans has served as a valuable bucket getter for the Chicago Sky, Alysha Clark and DiJonai Carrington have filled the 3-and-D role for the Las Vegas Aces and Connecticut Sun, respectively.
Alanna Smith has become essential to the Chicago Sky. Jordin Canada has established herself as the Los Angeles Sparks’ surefire starting point guard. Satou Sabally is on the verge of superstardom for the Dallas Wings. Whose improvement is most impressive?
The Las Vegas Aces currently lead the season series with the New York Liberty, 2-1. New York will get the opportunity to even things up and creep closer to the Aces in the standings in their final regular-season meeting.