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Minneapolis, Atlanta mayors make friendly wager on WNBA finals

The mayors of Minneapolis and Atlanta are proud of their WNBA teams and in celebration placed a friendly wager on the outcome of the best-of-five series between their teams. Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak and Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed agreed to…

Dishin & Swishin September 29, 2011 Podcast: Kara Lawson breaks down the WNBA finals, makes announcement

[display_podcast] This weekend the WNBA Finals begin, bringing an end to the 15th season of the league. It has been an entertaining season, with highs and lows for every team. There have been injuries and returns, records and lowlights as…

Atlanta Dream defeat the Indiana Fever and reach the WNBA Finals for second year in a row

The Atlanta Dream earned a decisive victory on the road in game three of the Eastern Conference Finals defeating the Indiana Fever, 83-67 in the best-of-three series. The Dream advance to the WNBA Finals for the second year in a…

Atlanta Dream force game three in Eastern Conference finals series against the Indiana Fever

Even without starting center Erika de Souza the Atlanta Dream handily defeated the Indiana Fever 94-77 in game two of the WNBA Eastern Conference finals on Sunday afternoon. Playing on their home court, the Dream went with a smaller lineup,…

Dream post players must pick up slack in de Souza’s absence, a look at the stats

The Atlanta Dream announced early Saturday morning that star center Erika de Souza would not be participating in the remainder of the WNBA Eastern Conference Finals due to obligations with the national team of her home country. De Souza is…

Dream center Erika de Souza to miss the remainder of the WNBA Eastern Conference Finals

Atlanta Dream center Erika de Souza will miss the remainder of the WNBA Eastern Conference Finals the team announced early Saturday morning. De Souza, who recorded eight points and 13 rebounds in game one on Thursday against the Indiana Fever,…

2011 Conference Finals Game 1 Notes and Quotes: Fever prevails over Dream, Lynx beat Mercury

In last night’s first games of the 2011 WNBA Conference Finals, home court advantage served teams well as the Indiana Fever beat the visiting Atlanta Dream 82-74 and the Minnesota Lynx defeated the Phoenix Mercury 95-67. While the Fever-Dream matchup…

Dishin & Swishin September 22, 2011 Podcast: Previewing the WNBA Conference Finals

Today’s Guests are Indiana Fever coach Lin Dunn, television broadcasters Debbie Antonelli and LaChina Robinson, and Slam! writers Ben York and Stephen Litel. [display_podcast] Finally (please pardon the pun), we have reached the conference finals of the 2011 WNBA season.…

WNBA Playoffs: Connecticut at Atlanta – Game one details will help predict game two

Yesterday, I provided a brief summary of the Atlanta Dream’s road victory in Connecticut, over the higher seeded Connecticut Sun 89-84. Today, as we prepare for game two of the series in Atlanta (NBA TV, 3 p.m. ET), I am…

WNBA Playoffs: Dream rebound from early deficit to defeat Sun

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — The format for the first round of the WNBA Playoffs is a best-of-three series. This puts a great deal of pressure on the higher seed to win that first game at home so as to not face…

WNBA Eastern Conference preview: Can it get any more even than this?

Indiana and New York. Connecticut and Atlanta. Two series kick off the WNBA’s Eastern Conference playoff. The winner of the two regular season series between these teams? No one. Two 2-2 splits. Gee, what a surprise! Normally, when you have…

Atlanta Dream announces ownership transition

From the Atlanta Dream The Atlanta Dream announced today the transition of team ownership to Mary Brock and Kelly Loeffler from Kathy Betty, pending the approval of the WNBA Board of Governors. Brock and Loeffler joined Betty as the only…

Crucial night in playoff races as WNBA serves up a full plate of games

Schedule Every team hits the court tonight, as the WNBA gives us six games, all on live access, with all but one having intrigue and most having playoff implications. Even the one with no playoff impact, Washington at Minnesota, has…

Dishin & Swishin: August 24, 2011 Podcast – Can the Seattle Storm & Atlanta Dream return to the finals

Today’s Special Guests are Jayda Evans (Seattle Times) discussing the Storm and LaChina Robinson (NBATV and WNBA television analyst) discussing the Dream. [display_podcast] 15-12 and 14-13. Not exactly the records the Seattle Storm and Atlanta Dream, respectively, expected at this…

Dishin & Swishin: August 3, 2011 – Angel McCoughtry, Marie Ferdinand-Harris & Katie Douglas

[display_podcast] As we enter the second half of the WNBA season, three teams with compelling stories are the Atlanta Dream, Phoenix Mercury and Indiana Fever. These three teams are the focus of this week’s podcast. The Atlanta Dream started the…

Atlanta Dream guard Shalee Lehning to miss remainder of the season due to a torn ACL

Atlanta Dream guard Shalee Lehning is out for the remainder of the 2011 season due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament the team announced today.  She injured her right knee during the first quarter of the Dream’s game against the…

Being an All-Star never gets tired for repeat honorees

SAN ANTONIO – For players like Becky Hammon, Katie Douglas, Tamika Catchings, Sue Bird, Swin Cash and Penny Taylor, all who have been WNBA All-Stars several times, receiving the honor to play amongst the league’s best in a fan showcase…

Price leads Dream in determined effort to halt losing streak

  Dedicated Dream fans wait for players to sign their memorabilia before the game. Box score ATLANTA – The Atlanta Dream (4-9) came into Saturday night’s home contest against the visiting Chicago Sky (7-8) with only three wins, in contrast…

Atlanta’s Sancho Lyttle to miss six games to compete for Spain in EuroBasket

Atlanta Dream forward Sancho Lyttle will miss six games to  compete for Spain in EuroBasket Women 2011. She will not be competing in tonight’s game against Minnesota and the remaining five games in June. The member of the Spanish national…

Thursday recap and weekend outlook: Mystics get OT victory, Brunson tallies her fourth double-double as Lynx topple Storm

Yesterday’s scores Washington 98 Atlanta 90 OT Minnesota 81 Seattle 74 The Washington Mystics (1-1) came out on tip on the road in a topsy-turvy game against the Atlanta Dream. The game went into overtime at 85 and the Mystics…

Mid-week WNBA Training Camp Updates, Coverage Roundup

Coverage Roundup Team training camps for the 2011 WNBA season began at the beginning of the week. So far two teams have made moves to tighten rosters in anticipation of the June 2 deadline to begin the season with just…