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Yes. Natasha Howard back for the Liberty. Looking good
 

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Well, Aces come back to beat the Mystics. Gray (11 assists) and Wilson just took over.
 

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Now I understand why Napheesa got so few minutes in the Olympics. Cherryl plans to play her every minute of every game for the rest of her life. ;)

And Natasha for the Liberty with 20 pts in first half. She is very impressive including 2-3 from 3 pts.
 

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Went to the Aces game today, what an epic comeback. Down 21 in the 2nd and Vegas stormed back and got the lead on a clutch Gray jumper. Wilson/Liz struggled all game and finally got it going late and dominated. Swin Cash and TSpoon were in the house too. Small crowd due to covid but a really fun atmosphere.
 

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Collier had an off shooting night but otherwise played great. 18/10/4 assists/5 blocks. Syl had 20 points on 9/10 shooting, 11 rebounds, 3 steals. Achonwa and Dangerfield are both back for the Lynx. Howard back for the Liberty, too, and looking great. Ionescu and Whitcomb both played well too.
 

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Collier had an off shooting night but otherwise played great. 18/10/4 assists/5 blocks. Syl had 20 points on 9/10 shooting, 11 rebounds, 3 steals. Achonwa and Dangerfield are both back for the Lynx. Howard back for the Liberty, too, and looking great. Ionescu and Whitcomb both played well too.
and the Lynx won while allowing Napheesa to get alot of rest. Only played 38:45. One of her lowest minutes.
 
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Stanley is looking like a collasal failure at Indiana. All they do is chunk from outside. Big T has 5 shots on goal all night so far.
 

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5 games on tap today, almost everyone playing again. Aces have a chance to move 1/2 game ahead of the idle Storm. Biggest matchup of the day is Lynx vs. Sun. Minny is on an 8 game winning streak and looking to move closer to the top of the standings. Connecticut can move into a tie w/ Seattle with a win.

Indiana has a leg up for worst record this season, but Atlanta is making a push. After starting 4-2, they have lost 14 of their last 16 games.
 

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Sun beat Lynx 72-60. Lead was 16 heading into Q4. Collier only played 23 minutes, Reeve must've given up on this one early.
 

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I'm done with Diamond.

She doesn't have the mentality to be great. Every time things don't go her way she's sulks and takes plays off.
 

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I'm done with Diamond.

She doesn't have the mentality to be great. Every time things don't go her way she's sulks and takes plays off.
Diamond has scored 8, more than Parker and Sloot combined. For a great player, Parker too often just completely disappears. Which other superstar routinely has games where she's invisible? Sloot's shooting has been dismal to start up after the break, but she's racking up the assists still.


edit--Dallas outscoring Chi 39-24 in the 2nd half, time is running out; up 12 w/ 4 minutes left
 

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Whoa, 8-0 run for Chi in barely over a minute!
 

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Diamond has scored 8, more than Parker and Sloot combined. For a great player, Parker too often just completely disappears. Which other superstar routinely has games where she's invisible? Sloot's shooting has been dismal to start up after the break, but she's racking up the assists still.


edit--Dallas outscoring Chi 39-24 in the 2nd half, time is running out; up 12 w/ 4 minutes left
Sloot is off but she's at least playing hard.

Parker was just lazy tonight.
 

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Sloot has gone over 200 assists in a season for the 5th year in a row. I'm sure most here don't wanna hear it, but if Bird ever retires Sloot will catch her in 4 years. She's gained almost 100 on her this season, and that's with Bird only missing one game.
 

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Dallas holds on 80-76. Quigley got them back in the game w/ a 3 point shooting barrage, finished w/ a game high 27.

Gray led Dallas w/ 20, Ogunbowale and Harrison both had 15. Arike shooting was off, 5-17. Nice game for Jefferson, 11 pts./8 assists/5 rebounds.

Copper had 16 and Stevens 14 for the Sky. Sloot has dished out 11 assists in both games since the break.


edit--make that 12 assists, they changed the box score several minutes after the game ended
 
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Chicago's front court stunk, other than Stevens. Parker and Dolson both had 2 points, Hebard and NDour were scoreless. Those players logged 16, 18, 12 and 9 minutes. Can't have 4 combined points in 55 minutes of PT.
 

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Las Vegas outscored Washington 52-34 in the 2nd half to win by 10. Too much Kelsey Plum. 21 of her 24 points after halftime, team high.

Charles went nuts in the first half w/ 23, finished w/ 30. Atkins had 24. Not enough help from the rest of the Mystics.

Wilson had 19, Cambage 15, Gray 13.
 

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Merc edged the Fever. Griner and Taurasi combined for 47 points and 19-20 FT shooting.

edit--wow, Diggins-Smith only played 1 minute, did she get injured?
 
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Merc edged the Fever. Griner and Taurasi combined for 47 points and 19-20 FT shooting.

edit--wow, Diggins-Smith only played 1 minute, did she get injured?

It looks like an injury, and not a good one at that. It's the first highlight after the jumpball.
 

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Dream led almost the entire way, but Sparks tie it to force OT, then prevail by 5.

However, ATL's plans to have the worst record in the league will be thwarted if Indiana doesn't win a few more. Even dropping 15 of 17 games isn't enough.
 

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It looks like an injury, and not a good one at that. It's the first highlight after the jumpball.
Yeah, I read somewhere else she limped straight off the court to the locker room, didn't wait for staff or trainers. She must've known something was not good.
 
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