What's Trending: June 30

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 30:


1. #MercuryAtShock: Griner Blocks Record 11 Shots

Brittney Griner's dominant season reached historic heights on Sunday night, as the second-year center blocked a WNBA-record 11 shots in an 80-77 win over the Tulsa Shock. (Margo Dydek was the previous record-holder with 10 back on June 7, 2001.) She's now averaging 4.1 swats per game this season -- almost double the average of any other player.






3. #chasingGLORY: Taurasi Climbing All-Time Scoring List

While teaming with Griner to lead the Mercury to five straight wins and the best record in the league (11-3), Diana Taurasi is rising up the ranks herself. The 11-year vet has moved within 10 points of Katie Smith for the No. 2 spot among the WNBA's all-time scoring leaders. She shoots for history Wednesday against Chicago


4. #WNBAPride: Pride Month Wraps Up with Special Guest

It's been a monumental month for the WNBA's Pride campaign, which has included on-court celebrations and Twitter takeovers. Recap it all in our Pride Hub and watch Jason Collins' message at the Mercury's Pride game this past week:



The Indiana Fever and Atlanta Dream tip off an ESPN2 doubleheader on Tuesday night, with Candace Parker and the Sparks taking the court at 10 p.m. ET. The Fever face another national-TV test the following night when they travel to Washington to face the Mystics on NBA TV.


6. #RWTD: Dream 11-4 After Winning 8 of 9

While Phoenix takes control of the West, Atlanta is running away with the East. The defending conference champion Dream's 76-68 victory over the Fever on Sunday was their eighth win in nine games -- and on top of that, they've gotten visits from two all-time great point guards:


7. #EXPECTgreatness: Sparks Top Shock in Double-OT

The game of the weekend took place in Tulsa, where the Sparks escaped with a 92-89 road win. Watch the highlights:




9. #30for30: Prince, Little Fill It Up on Friday

Epiphanny Prince and Camille Little both opened the weekend by delivering 30-point performances to lead their teams to victories. Prince dropped 30 against her hometown New York Liberty, while Prince erupted for a career-high 31 in the Storm's upset of the Lynx.


10. #NBADraft2014: Gary Harris, Son of WNBA Player, Picked No. 19

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Video

Postgame: Taurasi And Taylor

Diana Taurasi and Penny Taylor address the media following a Game 1 victory over the Lynx.

Postgame: Whalen And Brunson

Lindsay Whalen and Rebekkah Brunson address the media after a Game 1 loss to the Mercury.

Postgame: Cheryl Reeve

Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve addresses the media after a Game 1 loss to the Mercury.

Postgame: Sandy Brondello

Mercury coach Sandy Brondello addresses the media following a Game 1 victory over the Lynx.

GameTime: Lynx vs. Mercury Game 1 Analysis

Kristen Ledlow, LaChina Robinson, and Dennis Scott give analysis of the Mercury’s Game 1 victory over the Lynx.