What's Trending: July 7

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 July 7:





Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star 2014 is fast approaching. After voting ended last week, this year's All-Star starters for the July 19 game in Phoenix will be announced on Tuesday. You can bet the hometown team will be well-represented.


3. #StandforLiberty: Charles Leads NY Over Lynx





5. #LiveAccess: Saturday Night Buzzer-Beaters

Two games of Saturday night featured some holiday fireworks of their own as Stars rookie Kayla McBride and Sun guard Renee Montgomery hit clutch buckets in the final seconds of their teams' victories.



First the top two teams in the East face off as Chiney Ogwumike and the Sun challenge the Dream in Atlanta. Then it's time to turn our attention to the #RacetotheMVP when Maya Moore and Candace Parker take the floor in Minnesota.


7. #WhiteMamba: Banner Week for Diana Taurasi

Kobe's favorite All-Star wasn't done after passing Katie Smith for second place on the WNBA's all-time scoring list on Tuesday. She capped the week on Sunday by dropping a season-high 32 points, including seven three-pointers, in a win over the Sparks.


8. #WelcomeBackTamika: Catchings Returns to Fever

The return of a former WNBA Rookie of the Year, MVP, champion, seven-time All-Star and three-time Olympic gold medalist is certainly big news. On Saturday, 34-year-old guard Tamika Catchings returned to the Indiana Fever lineup after missing 17 games with a sore back. She posted 6 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in a loss that dropped Indiana to 8-10.


9. #FourthofJuly: WNBA Celebrates Independence Day



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Video

Diana Taurasi Interview

Diana Taurasi sits down with LaChina Robinson to talk about the Mercury's hot streak and more.

Sparks vs. Mercury

Diana Taurasi scores 17 points to lead the Mercury to their 16th straight win.

Tina Charles Highlights

Watch Tina Charles' highlights from the Liberty's game versus the Mystics.

Storm vs. Shock

Odyssey Sims scores 21 points and Glory Johnson goes for a double-double in the Shock’s 80-74 win over the Storm.

Mystics vs. Liberty

Tina Charles scores 23 points and pulls down 12 rebounds in the Liberty's 80-76 OT win over the Mystics.