Breaking down Thursday’s three-game WNBA slate
In the latest episodes of the Locked On Women’s Basketball WNBA Podcast, host Ben Dull recaps and breaks down key moments from Thursday’s three WNBA contests.
The Las Vegas Aces came away with a commanding win on the road over the Atlanta Dream, the Minnesota Lynx survived a late surge by the Phoenix Mercury and Chiney Ogwumike returned to Uncasville as a visitor for the first time as the Los Angeles Sparks fell to the Connecticut Sun.
Topics discussed in the episode include:
- Bill Laimbeer inserting Liz Cambage into the starting lineup for the first time in 2019
- Las Vegas getting out to a fast start fueled by early opportunities in transition
- how the Dream’s offensive struggles hold back their defense
- viewing Atlanta’s early struggles cautiously because of the Tiffany Hayes ankle injury
- what Atlanta does need to be worrying about with EuroBasket approaching
- lackluster execution and decision-making in the final two possessions for the Mercury
- a big game for Odyssey Sims and Lexie Brown
- Jessica Shepard fueling a key stretch for the Lynx
- Alanna Smith giving the Mercury something off the bench
- another poor performance from the Mercury backcourt along with general struggles to get the ball to Brittney Griner
- Connecticut’s fast start fueled by Jasmine Thomas’ defense, transition and offensive rebounding
- big moments for Marina Mabrey when the Sparks needed it most to stick around
- Chelsea Gray’s quiet scoring night and struggles with turnovers
- how the Sparks got rolling late in the game
- Thomas finishing the game off just as she started it
The Locked On Women’s Basketball Podcast also produced team-by-team season previews with local experts, which can be found
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