WNBA Playoffs 2014
Over the weekend, the USA Basketball Women's National Team made cuts and the Phoenix Mercury reveled in their third WNBA championship after beating the Chicago Sky on Friday night.
After a dominant first half performance in Game 3, Sylvia Fowles struggled to find a rhythm in the second half as the Phoenix Mercury beat the Chicago Sky to sweep the 2014 WNBA Finals. So why did she struggle even with Brittney Griner out?
Although Diana Taurasi's heroics at the end of Game 3 of the WNBA Finals solidified her place as Finals MVP after the Phoenix Mercury swept the Chicago Sky, the contributions of Candice Dupree and Penny Taylor can't be overlooked.
In a series full of stars, Diana Taurasi shined the brightest once again to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Chicago Sky to win the 2014 WNBA Finals last night, capping what turned out to lopsided series that generated strong ratings.
Looking back at the Women's USA Basketball Showcase, previewing Game 3 of the WNBA Finals, and some random WNBA trivia.
10 of the best reads from around the women's basketball world as the WNBA season winds down.
The Phoenix Mercury's length on defense and balance on offense just overwhelmed the Chicago Sky in the second half as they cruised to a record-setting 29-point win in Game 2 to take a 2-0 lead in the 2014 WNBA Finals.
The Chicago Sky started out better in Game 2 - it couldn't really have gotten worse - but the Phoenix Mercury are still ahead by double digits.
During the process of compiling a list of links for today, I ended up sort of stringing points together into one extended commentary linking the WNBA's struggle to gain a foothold in the mainstream & what the league means in light of Ray Rice.
A quick roundup of 10 links from the weekend to get you caught up on what's going on all around the women's basketball, from the pros to prospective collegians.
The Chicago Sky were on the wrong end of a couple of WNBA Finals records in the first quarter, while the Phoenix Mercury's offense turned it up in the second period to carry a big lead into halftime.
Here's a deeper look into the matchups that could go a long way in determining who takes control in this series. Including positional matchups and additional factors, here's a peek at how these squads shake out before we begin championship play.