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Video: Erika de Souza proud of Brazil’s FIBA Americas Championship

After missing games two and three of the Eastern Conference Finals and game one of the WNBA Finals against the Minnesota Lynx, Erika de Souza is back. The starting center for the Dream missed the…

Video: Dream’s Angel McCoughtry on confidence in the playoffs and refusing a sub in the Eastern Conference finals

MINNEAPOLIS – Atlanta Dream forward Angel McCoughtry talks about maintaining confidence in adverse situations with her team down a game in the Finals and her actions during the last game of the Eastern Conference Finals.…

Minneapolis Mayor Rybak and the Lynx to host a Skyway breakfast for fans

WHAT: Minnesota Lynx Skyway Breakfast WHO: Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, Lynx Mascot Prowl and the Lynx front office WHEN: Wednesday, October 5, 2011, 6:30 to 9:00 a.m. Mayor Rybak will be in attendance from 7:15…

Timberwolves donate another 2,000 tickets for game two

Inspired by the over 15,000 fans who attended game one of the WNBA Finals and watched the Minnesota Lynx win, new Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman and president of basketball operations David Kahn purchased an…

2011 WNBA Finals: Game one coverage roundup

Game Recap WNBA Finals Game One Notes and Quotes: Minnesota Lynx WNBA Finals Game One Notes and Quotes: Atlanta Dream Laurel Richie addresses the media at the WNBA Finals Box Score Around the Web Lynx…

WNBA Finals Game One Notes and Quotes: Minnesota Lynx

The attendance of 15,258 was the second largest in Lynx history. They Lynx had a crowd of 16,227 against Connecticut on July 14, 2004. Rebekkah Brunson had a playoff career-high of 26 points. The Lynx…

WNBA Finals Game One Notes and Quotes: Atlanta Dream

Notes Angel McCoughtry set a WNBA Finals record for points in a quarter with 19 in the third. The previous record was 14 set by the Phoenix Mercury’s Diana Taurasi in Detroit on September 8,…

Laurel Richie addresses the media at the WNBA Finals

Shortly before game one of the 2011 WNBA Finals in Minneapolis, league president Laurel Richie addressed the media and answered questions on her first season, accuracy of attendance figures, the NBA lockout and more after…

Minnesota Lynx take game one of the WNBA Finals

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Lynx took game one of the WNBA Finals 88-74 in front of a crowd of 15,258, the second-largest in Lynx history. Led by Rebekkah Brunson’s 26 points and 11 rebounds, the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…