What's Trending: June 16

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 16:



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2. #RockwiththeShock: Diggins, Tulsa Win Fourth Straight

Skylar Diggins has shined since the 2014 season tipped off, but her breakout hasn't translated into wins until recently. This past weekend brought more big moments for the second-year guard, who hit the game-winning shot with 1.9 seconds left on Friday, then scored a career-high 26 points on Sunday.


3. #DadsandDaughters: WNBA Launches Campaign, Celebrates Father's Day




5. #NBAFinals: Players Offer Congratulations




7. #chasingGLORY: Mercury Finally Top Lynx, Rematch on Wed.

It took 15 tries over three seasons, but the Phoenix Mercury finally beat the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday. Led by Diana Taurasi's 21 points and 11 assists, Phoenix topped Minnesota, 80-72, for the first time since August 9, 2011. The Lynx get a chance to re-turn the tables when the two teams meet in Phoenix at 10 PM ET on Wednesday.


8. #RacetotheMVP: Top Two Candidates Meet on Tuesday

Though their teams have slowed down since their blazing starts, Maya Moore and Candace Parker offer a prime-time matchup any time they step on the floor together. On Tuesday, the two stars face off as the Lynx visit Los Angeles looking to get rolling again after losing three of four.


9. #RWTD: Atlanta Pushes Winning Streak to Four Games

It's official: The hottest team in the WNBA resides in Atlanta. The Dream spent the past week sweeping through the best the league has to offer, topping Candace Parker's Sparks, Elena Delle Donne's Sky and Maya Moore's Lynx back-to-back-to-back before beating Washington on the road on Sunday. Next up: a Kids Day matinee on Wednesday against the Mystics.


10. #CTheSunRise: Four's A Charm for Sun, Too

A pair of Connecticut victories over the Liberty made it three WNBA teams currently boasting four-game winning streaks. Alex Bentley and Chiney Ogwumike each scored 20+ on Friday, while all five starters reached double figures on Sunday.

Plus, Renee Montgomery did this:

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Penny Taylor scored 13 points to lead Australia over Turkey in the third place game at the 2014 FIBA World Championship.

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Maya Moore scored 18 points to lead the United States over Spain in the 2014 FIBA World Championship Final.