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:
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.
Congratulation Spurs!!! One of the best feelings is winning a championship😁— Katie Smith (@katiesmith30) June 16, 2014
Congratulations @spurs !!!!!!!!!— Emma Meesseman (@EmmaMeesseman) June 16, 2014
Congrats to my lil bro @DGreen_14 👏👏👏— Camille Little (@CamilleLittle) June 16, 2014
Sales staff trip to Minny! What a game they got to see. And a picture in a victorious locker room! pic.twitter.com/h6rjMbaSMg— Phoenix Mercury (@PhoenixMercury) June 15, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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: