June 11, 2003 |
Coco Miller scored 18 points, and the Washington Mystics blew a 16-point second-half lead before holding on for a 79-72 victory over the San Antonio Silver Stars in front of 11,974 at Washington on Tuesday night. The Silver Stars were stunned in the first half when forward Sylvia Crawley sprained her neck and lay on the court for about 15 minutes before being taken away on a stretcher. She was to stay overnight at a local hospital for further observation.
September 4, 2004 |
The Phoenix Mercury improved its WNBA playoff chances with a 70-60 victory Friday over the Comets at Houston. The victory pulled Phoenix (14-13) into a tie for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. It also lifted the Mercury 2 1/2 games ahead of the sixth-place Comets (12-16), who have only six games left in the regular season. Diana Taurasi led Phoenix with 27 points. Sheryl Swoopes' 18 points topped Houston, which missed its first nine shots.
September 5, 2011 |
When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: Prime Ticket. Records: Sparks 13-18, Silver Stars 15-16. Record vs. Silver Stars: 1-2. Update: The Sparks are two games behind fourth-place San Antonio as they vie for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference with three games remaining. If the Sparks lose to the Silver Stars, they will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2007 and for the fourth time in franchise history.
June 21, 2008 |
SAN ANTONIO -- Ann Wauters had 21 points and Sophia Young had 20 to lead San Antonio to a 77-75 victory over the Sparks on Friday night, the Silver Stars' fifth consecutive victory. Becky Hammon had 19 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Silver Stars. The matchup of the top two teams in the Western Conference seemed to be in hand when the Silver Stars took a 52-34 lead with 7:01 left in the third quarter.
September 6, 2008 |
SAN ANTONIO -- Edwige Lawson-Wade scored a career-high 14 points and Ann Wauters had 12 to help the San Antonio Silver Stars clinch a spot in the WNBA playoffs with a 76-58 win over the Sparks on Friday night. It will be the second consecutive playoff appearance for the Silver Stars (20-10), who also got 11 points from Becky Hammon. The Sparks (18-13) were looking for their fifth consecutive victory and second over San Antonio in six days. They were led by 17 points from Candace Parker.
September 29, 2012
When: Noon. Where: Freeman Coliseum. On the air: TV: NBATV. Records: Sparks 1-0, Silver Stars 0-1. Update: San Antonio, just like the Sparks, is dealing with a change in location for the playoffs. "Batman Live" at Staples Center forced the Sparks to move to Galen Center on Thursday for Game 1, which they won, 93-86. This time it is a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert at AT&T Center triggering San Antonio's move to Freeman Coliseum for this elimination game.
July 4, 2008 |
Clippers center Chris Kaman could be headed to Beijing to compete in this summer's Olympics -- as a German. The 26-year-old Michigan native obtained German citizenship and will play for Germany's national basketball team alongside Dallas Mavericks forward and German native Dirk Nowitzki in an Olympic qualifying tournament later this month, according to reports. "We'll be stronger under the baskets with Chris," Nowitzki told the Associated Press.
March 8, 1999 |
There it was, shots on television of Colorado State guard Becky Hammon making shots from all over the court. Jubilant Cal State Northridge players couldn't resist firing back. "You're all over her, Eddie," one shouted. Edniesha Curry, the Matadors' All-Big Sky Conference guard, smiled and nodded her head. After all the shots Northridge took this season, even ones from an All-American candidate such as Hammon seem manageable. The Matadors (21-7), seeded No.
June 19, 2005 |
Charlotte Smith-Taylor missed two free throws for the Washington Mystics with 3.7 seconds left in regulation and the score tied. But in the second overtime, she made consecutive three-point baskets to lift the host Washington Mystics over the Indiana Fever, 88-78, Saturday night. Smith-Taylor finished with 11 points, including eight in the second overtime.
July 20, 2005 |
Katie Douglas scored 15 points, and the WNBA-best Connecticut Sun closed with a 17-2 run and beat the league-worst Charlotte Sting, 64-55, Tuesday at Charlotte, N.C. The Sting (3-16) led, 53-47, with 5 minutes 57 seconds to play before the Sun went on a 9-0 run to take the lead. Douglas scored the final five points of the run, including a driving, over-the-shoulder scoop shot with 2:59 left that put Connecticut (15-4) ahead, 56-53. Allison Feaster scored 14 points for the Sting.