What's Trending: June 2
With so much #SummerHoops to take in this season, it's hard to keep track of all the storylines playing out on a nightly basis in the WNBA. That's what What's Trending is for.
Here, we'll bring you the 10 things you need to know, see, listen to and/or watch in the past and coming week. It's your one-stop shop for all things W, from which teams are on a roll to which players are coming up big to what the league's superstars are up to off the court.
Here's What's Trending on June 2:
The Minnesota Lynx improved to 7-0 on the year with an 87-79 victory over the Stars on Sunday, giving them 15 straight wins dating back to last season. With four more wins, the Lynx could break the WNBA record for wins to open a season -- set by the Lynx themselves two years ago.
What a game!!!!!!!!! Triple overtime and finishing with the win against the Sparks!!! Longest game of my life :) #GoMystics— Emma Meesseman (@EmmaMeesseman) June 1, 2014
The league's stars continued to shine last week, with Maya Moore leading the league in scoring (27.6 points per game) and Candace Parker (24.0) and Elena Delle Donne (23.0) not far behind. EDD's already shown she's ready to take the next step in carrying the Sky to a 5-1 record thus far.
On the topic of the MVP race, two prime candidates square off on national TV on Tuesday night (7 PM ET) when Candace Parker's Sparks visit Angel McCoughtry's Dream.
Rookie Shoni Schimmel, who grew up on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon, took center stage in Atlanta on Friday night when the Dream hosted the first of four Heritage Fridays.
With 18 points and 10 rebounds, Chiney Ogwumike led the Sun to an upset win over the Dream on Sunday. The No. 1 pick has now scored in double figures in each of her first seven career games, posting four double-doubles over that stretch.
Fun WIN tonight! Building something special... #CTheSunRise— Chiney Ogwumike (@Chiney321) June 2, 2014