October 18, 2012 |
For the millions of you unaware, the WNBA (it's like the NBA, only women play) Finals are underway. Many of you may yawn at that news, but there is at least one person who takes the WNBA Finals very seriously: Minnesota Lynx Coach Cheryl Reeve. Late in the third quarter of Game 2 against the Indiana Fever, Reeve became irate when Lynx player Lindsay Whalen was called for a technical foul for complaining to the ref that she was fouled on a play. Reeve became incensed and proceeded to demonstrate exactly how you complain to a ref. Reeve stormed onto the court and then back to the bench, ripped off her jacket and threw it at a person on the Lynx bench.
September 11, 2003 |
Here is a look at how the Los Angeles-Detroit best-of-three series matches up: GUARDS -- Nikki Teasley and Tamecka Dixon vs. Deanna Nolan and Elaine Powell. Nolan, averaging 15 points in the playoffs, had a horrific fall in the Eastern Conference clincher against Connecticut and sustained a bruised pelvis. She is listed day-to-day although Coach Bill Laimbeer said Wednesday he expects her to start. Powell (6.0 points) can force her offense at times. Teasley (8.
September 4, 2007 |
The Indiana Fever had two chances in 29 hours to advance to its first WNBA finals. Deanna Nolan wouldn't let it happen. Nolan had a franchise playoff-record 30 points, and the Detroit Shock advanced to the championship round with an 81-65 victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Monday at Auburn Hills, Mich.
September 14, 2005 |
Lindsay Whalen took jump shot after jump shot Tuesday, testing her injured left knee while her Connecticut Sun teammates ran some drills at the other end of the court, preparing, if necessary, to move on without her. Whalen helped the Sun to the best record in the WNBA and home-court advantage throughout the postseason. But now a small fracture in the knee might keep the guard from the WNBA finals, which begin tonight with the Sun playing Sacramento.
September 14, 2007 |
PHOENIX -- With the poor-shooting Phoenix Mercury on the verge of elimination, Coach Paul Westhead decided to run the offense through Cappie Pondexter. It was a wise move. Pondexter scored a game-high 26 points, including a driving bank shot with 21 seconds to play, and the Mercury defeated the Detroit Shock, 77-76, on Thursday night to force a deciding fifth game in the WNBA finals. The finale is Sunday afternoon in Auburn Hills, Mich.
September 3, 1999 |
The game's first play was its indicator play. Cynthia Cooper, the WNBA's premier scorer, took on the league's premier defender, Teresa Weatherspoon. Cooper won. It was a layup down the paint and she left Weatherspoon behind, which is where she left New York defenders Vickie Johnson, Sophia Witherspoon and Vickie Johnson at different points throughout the game. Cooper won all night. She won on drives, three-pointers and assists. And one more thing: championship composure.