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  • #76
    WNBA Capsules
    August 30, 2017


    ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Skylar Diggins-Smith had 28 points and eight assists, Glory Johnson added 25 points, and the Dallas Wings secured a playoff spot with a 99-96 victory over the Chicago Sky on Wednesday night.
    It's the first playoff appearance for the franchise since moving to Dallas in 2016.

    Chicago's Courtney Vandersloot missed a scoop shot in the lane with 1:05 left in the game and the Sky didn't get the ball back until 7.1 seconds left.

    Dallas grabbed three offensive rebounds on its possession, with Karima Christmas-Kelly getting fouled on the Wings' 20th offensive board of the game. She made two free throws for a three-point lead and Chicago's Allie Quigley missed a 3 at the buzzer.

    Johnson also grabbed nine rebounds as Dallas (16-17) outrebounded Chicago 40-28. The Wings are a half-game behind sixth-place Phoenix.

    Quigley led Chicago (12-20) with 25 points. Jessica Breland added 22 points, Stefanie Dolson scored 21, and Vandersloot had 15 points and 12 assists.

    The Sky trail the Seattle Storm by two games for the final playoff spot. Each team has two games remaining with a rematch on Sunday.

    LYNX 80, FEVER 69


    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Maya Moore scored 18 points, Sylvia Fowles had 12 points and 13 rebounds for her 19th double-double, and the Lynx beat the Fever.

    Minnesota (25-7) won its 25th game for the sixth time in seven years and moved a game in front of Los Angeles for the No. 1 seed in the playoffs.

    Seimone Augustus added 14 points for Minnesota, which beat Indiana by a WNBA record 59 points when the two teams met on Aug. 18.

    Moore's layup late in the second quarter capped Minnesota's 10-0 run for a 40-32 lead. Moore, Fowles and Augustus combined for 30 of the Lynx's 42 first-half points.

    Fowles blocked a shot and her outlet pass led to Natasha Howard's layup, capping an 11-0 run to extend Minnesota's lead to 74-61. It came during the Lynx's 19-5 run to open the fourth quarter.

    Erica Wheeler scored 17 points for Indiana, and Candice Dupree had 15 points and 10 rebounds.

    Indiana (9-24) lost its seventh straight game and set a franchise record for losses in a season

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    • #77
      SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
      Time (ET) Away Home Site
      7:00 PM Seattle Storm Washington Mystics Verizon Center
      7:30 PM San Antonio Stars New York Liberty Madison Square Garden
      8:00 PM Chicago Sky Minnesota Lynx Target Center
      10:00 PM Connecticut Sun Phoenix Mercury Talking Stick Resort Arena
      10:30 PM Atlanta Dream Los Angeles Sparks Staples Center

      SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 2017
      Time (ET) Away Home Site
      7:00 PM San Antonio Stars Indiana Fever Bankers Life Fieldhouse

      SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2017

      Time (ET) Away Home Site
      4:00 PM Atlanta Dream Phoenix Mercury Talking Stick Resort Arena
      4:00 PM Connecticut Sun Los Angeles Sparks Staples Center
      4:00 PM New York Liberty Dallas Wings College Park Center
      4:00 PM Washington Mystics Minnesota Lynx Target Center
      6:00 PM Seattle Storm Chicago Sky Allstate Arena

      Updated Thu Aug 31 12:04 AM EDT

      ***************************

      LEAGUE STANDINGS

      Rank Team W L PCT GB CONF HOME ROAD L-10 STREAK


      #1 Minnesota Lynx - x25 7 0.781 - 13-3 13-2 12-5 5-5 W 1

      #2 Los Angeles Sparks - x24 8 0.750 1 12-4 14-1 10-7 8-2 W 5

      #3 Connecticut Sun - x21 11 0.656 4 10-6 12-5 9-6 8-2 W 1

      #4 New York Liberty - x20 12 0.625 5 11-5 12-4 8-8 8-2 W 8

      #5 Washington Mystics - x17 15 0.531 8 12-4 10-6 7-9 4-6 L 3

      #6 Phoenix Mercury - x16 16 0.500 9 7-9 7-8 9-8 4-6 W 1

      #7 Dallas Wings - x16 17 0.485 9.5 7-9 10-6 6-11 5-5 W 2

      #8 Seattle Storm14 18 0.438 11 8-8 10-7 4-11 4-6 L 2

      #9 Chicago Sky12 20 0.375 13 6-10 4-12 8-8 4-6 L 2

      #10 Atlanta Dream12 20 0.375 13 5-11 9-8 3-12 2-8 W 2

      #11 Indiana Fever - o9 24 0.273 16.5 4-12 6-10 3-14 1-9 L 7

      #12 San Antonio Stars - o7 25 0.219 18 1-15 6-11 1-14 4-6 L 3

      Legend
      x: Clinched Playoffs Berth
      o: Eliminated from Playoffs contention

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      • #78
        DATE W-L-T % UNITS

        08/30/2017..............2-2-0...........50.00%.......................-1.00
        08/29/2017..............1-1-0...........50.00%.......................-0.50
        08/27/2017..............5-1-0...........83.33%.....................+19.50
        08/26/2017..............4-0-0..........100.00%....................+20.00
        08/25/2017..............1-5-0............16.67%.....................-22.50
        08/24/2017..............2-0-0..........100.00%....................+10.00
        08/23/2017..............4-2-0............66.67%.....................+9.00
        08/22/2017..............2-2-0............50.00%......................-1.00
        08/20/2017..............3-5-0............37.50%.....................-12.50
        08/19/2017..............1-1-0............50.00%.....................-0.50
        08/18/2017..............4-5-0............44.44%.....................-7.50
        08/16/2017..............2-2-0............50.00%.....................-1.00
        08/15/2017..............2-0-0...........100.00%..................+10.00
        08/13/2017..............2-0-0...........100.00%..................+10.00
        08/12/2017..............5-3-0.............62.50%...................+8.50
        08/11/2017..............1-3-0.............25.00%...................-1150
        08/10/2017..............1-3-0.............25.00%...................-1150
        08/08/2017..............3-3-0..............50.00%...................-1.50
        08/06/2017..............4-2-0..............66.67%..................+9.00
        08/05/2017..............3-1-0..............75.00%..................+9.50
        08/04/2017..............4-6-0..............40.00%..................-13.00
        08/03/2017..............0-2-0................0.00%..................-11.00

        Totals...................56 - 49 - 0...........53.33%...................+12.50

        DATE.......................ATS................TOTA L............OU................TOTAL

        08/30/2017..............1 - 1.........- 0.50............1 - 1................-0.50
        08/29/2017..............1 - 0........+ 5.00............0 - 1................-5.50
        08/27/2017..............3 - 0........+15.00...........2 - 1...............+4.50
        08/26/2017..............2 - 0........+10.00...........2 - 0...............+10.00
        08/25/2017..............0 - 3........- 16.50...........1 - 2................- 6.00
        08/24/2017..............1 - 0..........+5.00...........1 - 0................+5.00
        08/23/2017..............2 - 1..........+4.50...........2 - 1................+4.50
        08/22/2017..............1 - 1...........-0.50...........1 - 1................- 0.50
        08/20/2017..............3 - 1..........+9.50...........0 - 4................-22.00
        08/19/2017..............0 - 1...........-5.50...........1 - 0................+ 5.00
        08/18/2017..............2 - 3..........- 6.50...........2 - 2................- 1.00
        08/16/2017..............1 - 1..........- 0.50...........1 - 1.................- 0.50
        08/15/2017..............1 - 0..........+ 5.00..........1 - 0................+ 5.00
        08/13/2017..............1 - 0..........+ 5.00..........1 -0.................+ 5.00
        08/12/2017..............2 - 2..........- 1.00...........3 - 1................+ 9.50
        08/11/2017..............1 - 1..........- 0.50...........0 - 2................- 11.00
        08/10/2017..............0 - 2..........- 11.00..........1 - 1.................- 0.50
        08/08/2017..............3 - 0...........+15.00........0 - 3.................- 16.50
        08/06/2017..............2 - 1...........+ 4.50.........2 - 1.................+ 4.50
        08/05/2017..............2 - 0...........+10.00........1 - 1...................- 0.50
        08/04/2017..............3 - 2............+ 4.00........1 - 4..................-17.00
        08/03/2017..............0 - 1.............- 5.50........0 - 1...................- 5.50

        Totals.................32 - 20 - 0........+ 44.50.........23 - 30.............-32.00

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        • #79
          Armadillo: Wednesday's six-pack

          — Jose Reyes played LF Tuesday, first time in 1,739 MLB games he started in the outfield.

          — Giancarlo Stanton hit his 18th HR in August, 51st this season.

          — Miami Marlins have three different translators who travel with the team.

          — Whit Merrifield homered in the 3rd inning last nite, ending the Royals’ scoring drought at 45 innings.

          — Arizona 7, Dodgers 6: LA is 4-5 in its last nine games, not that it matters.

          — Tweet of the Day:
          “Pro tip: don’t take your kids phone away for punishment.
          Take away their charger so they die a slow, painful death.”
          Sarcastic_Dad73


          **********

          Armadillo: Wednesday's List of 13: Mid-week musings…….

          13) Matthew Stafford is the highest paid player in NFL history? A 5-year contract extension worth $135M??? Wow.

          If he is that valuable, how in the name of Wayne Fontes is their left tackle Greg Robinson? Stafford is going to get pummeled this season with Robinson playing LT.

          This note from Paul Howard: Stafford is 4-43 in his career against teams that finished the season with a winning record- 1-21 on the road.

          12) Rangers wanted the Astros to play their series in Arlington this week, but they didn’t want to flip-flop home series, giving Houston three home games later on this season, which is why the series is being played in Florida. I’m guessing there is now some tension between front offices, if there wasn’t before.

          11) Dale Sveum is the Royals’ batting coach; Brian Buchanan is his assistant. Has to be a very long week for them, with Kansas City not scoring a run for 45 consecutive innings.

          1992 Cubs are the last team to get blanked four games in a row; no team with a DH had ever been shut out in four straight games.

          10) If you see Chad Whitson umping home plate, know that you have a hitter’s umpire that night. Every game he works may not go over, but he squeezes pitchers, for sure.

          Jordan Baker is also a hitters’ umpire, but his strike zone usually widens some as the game goes on. Whitson squeezes pitchers for all nine innings.

          9) Politics intruded into the CFL this week; the league stepped in and basically vetoed former Baylor coach Art Briles being hired as an assistant coach by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

          Briles’ players at Baylor got into a lot of off-field trouble and it cost him his job. Briles himself did not commit a crime, but he is being treated as if he did.

          8) TV evangelist Joel Osteen has a church in Houston that seats 16,000 people? Damn, thats a big church; must take forever to pass the collection baskets there.

          7) A guy went to Hooters’ Casino in Las Vegas, bet $1.21M on Floyd Mayweather, and netted himself $242,000. Hooters is an unlikely sportsbook for such a large bet to be made.

          6) Weird moment Sunday; Phillies pitcher Nick Pivetta tossed a pickoff throw to first base, but the runner (Anthony Rizzo) was still standing on first base. Never saw that before; he looked at Pivetta like, “What are you doing?”

          5) Last four years, the four AFC South teams are a combined 15-28-1 vs spread as a home underdog in non-divisional games.

          Last two years, the four AFC West teams are 13-3-1 vs spread when they’re road favorites in non-divisional games.

          4) Denver’s backup QB Paxton Lynch has an injured throwing shoulder and will miss some games; will the Broncos sign Colin Kaepernick?

          As of right now, Denver has starter Trevor Siemian, who is backed up by Kyle Sloter, who played WR, then QB at Southern Miss, then at Northern Colorado. They also have Chad Kelly as a developmental QB, but he is still hurt from his college days and won’t play this year. Denver has to sign another QB for their opener, you would think.

          3) Tickets for the Texans-Cowboys exhibition game in Dallas Thursday are $25. Proceeds will go to the United Way’s relief fund. Excellent idea.

          2) Scooter Gennett and Babe Ruth are only two major leaguers ever who hit their 20th homer of the season and also pitched on that same day.

          1) RIP Jud Heathcote 90, the former Michigan State coach passed away Monday. Spartans have had only two basketball coaches the last 42 years, Heathcote and Tom Izzo.

          Heathcote’s 1979 Michigan State team, led by Magic Johnson/Greg Kelser, won a national title, sparking the increased popularity of college basketball, thanks to Magic’s rivalry with Larry Bird.

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          • #80
            WNBA

            Wednesday, August 30


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            Trend Report
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            7:00 PM
            MINNESOTA vs. INDIANA
            The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games when playing on the road against Indiana
            Minnesota is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
            The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
            Indiana is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing Minnesota

            8:00 PM
            DALLAS vs. CHICAGO
            Dallas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago
            Dallas is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Chicago
            Chicago is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 games at home
            Chicago is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games at home


            ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

            WNBA
            Dunkel

            Wednesday, August 30



            Dallas @ Chicago

            Game 653-654
            August 30, 2017 @ 8:05 pm

            Dunkel Rating:
            Dallas
            107.940
            Chicago
            111.257
            Dunkel Team:
            Dunkel Line:
            Dunkel Total:
            Chicago
            by 3 1/2
            178
            Vegas Team:
            Vegas Line:
            Vegas Total:
            Chicago
            by 2
            174
            Dunkel Pick:
            Chicago
            (-2); Over

            Minnesota @ Indiana


            Game 651-652
            August 30, 2017 @ 7:05 pm

            Dunkel Rating:
            Minnesota
            122.074
            Indiana
            98.587
            Dunkel Team:
            Dunkel Line:
            Dunkel Total:
            Minnesota
            by 23 1/2
            151
            Vegas Team:
            Vegas Line:
            Vegas Total:
            Minnesota
            by 15
            155 1/2
            Dunkel Pick:
            Minnesota
            (-15); Under





            WNBA
            Long Sheet

            Wednesday, August 30


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            MINNESOTA (24 - 7) at INDIANA (9 - 23) - 8/30/2017, 7:05 PM
            Top Trends for this game.
            MINNESOTA is 25-13 ATS (+10.7 Units) after allowing 75 points or more over the last 2 seasons.

            Head-to-Head Series History
            MINNESOTA is 7-5 against the spread versus INDIANA over the last 3 seasons
            MINNESOTA is 9-3 straight up against INDIANA over the last 3 seasons
            8 of 12 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

            --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

            DALLAS (15 - 17) at CHICAGO (12 - 19) - 8/30/2017, 8:05 PM
            Top Trends for this game.
            DALLAS is 12-22 ATS (-12.2 Units) against Eastern conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.
            DALLAS is 11-21 ATS (-12.1 Units) after a non-conference game over the last 2 seasons.
            DALLAS is 12-22 ATS (-12.2 Units) in non-conference games over the last 2 seasons.
            DALLAS is 2-9 ATS (-7.9 Units) off an upset win as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
            DALLAS is 24-36 ATS (-15.6 Units) after allowing 75 points or more over the last 2 seasons.
            DALLAS is 19-32 ATS (-16.2 Units) after scoring 75 points or more over the last 2 seasons.
            DALLAS is 13-23 ATS (-12.3 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.
            DALLAS is 5-14 ATS (-10.4 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record after 15+ games after 15+ games over the last 2 seasons.
            DALLAS is 9-19 ATS (-11.9 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 77+ points/game after 15+ games over the last 2 seasons.
            DALLAS is 10-20 ATS (-12.0 Units) versus good offensive teams - scoring 77+ points/game after 15+ games over the last 2 seasons.
            CHICAGO is 4-11 ATS (-8.1 Units) in home games this season.
            CHICAGO is 4-11 ATS (-8.1 Units) in a home game where where the total is greater than or equal to 150 this season.
            CHICAGO is 14-27 ATS (-15.7 Units) in home games after allowing 75 points or more over the last 3 seasons.

            Head-to-Head Series History
            CHICAGO is 5-2 against the spread versus DALLAS over the last 3 seasons
            CHICAGO is 5-2 straight up against DALLAS over the last 3 seasons
            6 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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            • #81
              Friday’s six-pack

              — Celtics sent Cleveland a 2nd-round pick in 2020 to complete the Kyrie Irving trade, so that is official now.

              — All nine hitters who started for the Texas Rangers Wednesday night have 15+ homers.

              — Brandon Phillips banked a $500K bonus when he got traded to the Angels last night.

              — Angels moved Cameron Maybin to Houston today, then acquired Justin Upton from Detroit, before acquiring Phillips.

              — Florida Gators have 10 players suspended for its football season opener against Michigan that is being played in Dallas Saturday afternoon.

              — Ironic that Matt Harvey is pitching for the Mets in Houston Saturday, after Hurricane Harvey devastated Harris County and much of the gulf coast this week.

              ************************

              Friday’s List of 13: Random stuff with weekend here……..

              13) JJ Watt is a great American; his fundraising efforts for the people in Houston have gone over the $13M mark. He is setting an example for other public figures on how to deal with a tragedy.

              12) There are many images from Texas that are very sad, but the clip on the Interweb of the man playing the piano in his flooded home is just unspeakably sad. It is on CNN’s website and other places. You wonder how long it’ll take for these people’s lives to return to some kind of normalcy.

              11) Astros acquired Justin Verlander from Detroit last night for three minor leaguers. Houston desperately needed a top-flight starting pitcher.

              10) Ohio State 49, Indiana 21- Hoosiers led 21-20 in third quarter, before reality set in.

              Indiana fired Lee Corso as its football coach after the 1982 season; last night was the first time since then that coach Corso saw the Hoosiers play in person.

              9) Milwaukee’s Keon Broxton made a game-ending, HR-robbing catch over the CF fence to end the Brewers’ 6-5 win over St Louis Wednesday. If Milwaukee makes the playoffs, that catch is going to be a big reason why.

              7) Joey Votto recently walked eight times in two games, making him only the second player since 1984 to do that— Bryce Harper is the other.

              6) San Jose State basketball transfer Brandon Clarke (17 pts, 8 reb/game LY) bolts to Gonzaga, because nowaways, thats where all the transfers on the west coast go. Gonzaga or Nevada.

              5) White Sox traded P Miguel Gonzalez to Texas last night.

              4) Blue Jays 11, Orioles 8— Kendrys Morales hit three homers for Toronto.

              3) I’m surprised/disappointed that Jeff Fisher hasn’t surfaced as a TV analyst. He doesn’t need the money but would be curious to hear what he has to say.

              2) There are already 1,855 entries to this year’s SuperContest at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas; the previous record for entries was 1,854, set last year. Deadline is September 9, so it is likely that first place this season will be over $1M.

              1) RIP to coach Rollie Massimino 82, who won the last college basketball game played without a shot clock, Villanova’s upset of Georgetown in the 1985 national title game.

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              • #82
                WNBA
                Dunkel

                Friday, September 1


                Atlanta @ Los Angeles

                Game 663-664
                September 1, 2017 @ 10:30 pm

                Dunkel Rating:
                Atlanta
                105.403
                Los Angeles
                123.032
                Dunkel Team:
                Dunkel Line:
                Dunkel Total:
                Los Angeles
                by 17 1/2
                163
                Vegas Team:
                Vegas Line:
                Vegas Total:
                Los Angeles
                by 14
                158 1/2
                Dunkel Pick:
                Los Angeles
                (-14); Over

                Connecticut @ Phoenix


                Game 661-662
                September 1, 2017 @ 10:00 pm

                Dunkel Rating:
                Connecticut
                111.961
                Phoenix
                109.691
                Dunkel Team:
                Dunkel Line:
                Dunkel Total:
                Connecticut
                by 2 1/2
                168
                Vegas Team:
                Vegas Line:
                Vegas Total:
                Phoenix
                by 1
                170
                Dunkel Pick:
                Connecticut
                (+1); Under

                Chicago @ Minnesota


                Game 659-660
                September 1, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

                Dunkel Rating:
                Chicago
                107.984
                Minnesota
                119.426
                Dunkel Team:
                Dunkel Line:
                Dunkel Total:
                Minnesota
                by 11 1/2
                175
                Vegas Team:
                Vegas Line:
                Vegas Total:
                Minnesota
                by 13 1/2
                164
                Dunkel Pick:
                Chicago
                (+13 1/2); Over

                San Antonio @ New York


                Game 657-658
                September 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

                Dunkel Rating:
                San Antonio
                105.667
                New York
                122.662
                Dunkel Team:
                Dunkel Line:
                Dunkel Total:
                New York
                by 17
                145
                Vegas Team:
                Vegas Line:
                Vegas Total:
                New York
                by 13
                149
                Dunkel Pick:
                New York
                (-13); Under

                Seattle @ Washington


                Game 655-656
                September 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

                Dunkel Rating:
                Seattle
                108.954
                Washington
                105.883
                Dunkel Team:
                Dunkel Line:
                Dunkel Total:
                Seattle
                by 3
                166
                Vegas Team:
                Vegas Line:
                Vegas Total:
                Seattle
                by 1
                160 1/2
                Dunkel Pick:
                Seattle
                (-1); Over





                WNBA
                Long Sheet

                Friday, September 1


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                SEATTLE (14 - 18) at WASHINGTON (17 - 15) - 9/1/2017, 7:00 PM
                Top Trends for this game.
                SEATTLE is 17-34 ATS (-20.4 Units) in road games when playing with 3 or more days rest since 1997.
                SEATTLE is 4-12 ATS (-9.2 Units) against Eastern conference opponents this season.
                SEATTLE is 75-105 ATS (-40.5 Units) in road games after a division game since 1997.
                SEATTLE is 4-12 ATS (-9.2 Units) in non-conference games this season.
                SEATTLE is 8-16 ATS (-9.6 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 77+ points/game this season.
                SEATTLE is 12-3 ATS (+8.7 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record after 15+ games over the last 2 seasons.
                WASHINGTON is 308-368 ATS (-96.8 Units) in all games since 1997.
                WASHINGTON is 0-11 ATS (-12.1 Units) as an underdog this season.
                WASHINGTON is 4-12 ATS (-9.2 Units) on Friday over the last 2 seasons.
                WASHINGTON is 58-84 ATS (-34.4 Units) when playing with 2 days rest since 1997.
                WASHINGTON is 4-12 ATS (-9.2 Units) against Western conference opponents this season.
                WASHINGTON is 179-229 ATS (-72.9 Units) after a division game since 1997.
                WASHINGTON is 4-12 ATS (-9.2 Units) in non-conference games this season.
                WASHINGTON is 22-44 ATS (-26.4 Units) after 3 or more consecutive unders since 1997.

                Head-to-Head Series History
                SEATTLE is 4-3 against the spread versus WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons
                SEATTLE is 4-3 straight up against WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons
                4 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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                SAN ANTONIO (7 - 25) at NEW YORK (20 - 12) - 9/1/2017, 7:30 PM
                Top Trends for this game.
                NEW YORK is 12-3 ATS (+8.7 Units) after a division game this season.
                NEW YORK is 7-0 ATS (+7.0 Units) after a win by 10 points or more this season.
                SAN ANTONIO is 8-1 ATS (+6.9 Units) as a road underdog of 12.5 to 15 points over the last 3 seasons.
                SAN ANTONIO is 9-2 ATS (+6.8 Units) as a road underdog of 12.5 to 18 points over the last 2 seasons.
                SAN ANTONIO is 10-2 ATS (+7.8 Units) as a road underdog of 12.5 or more points over the last 2 seasons.
                SAN ANTONIO is 58-38 ATS (+16.2 Units) in road games against Eastern conference opponents since 1997.
                SAN ANTONIO is 58-38 ATS (+16.2 Units) in road games in non-conference games since 1997.
                NEW YORK is 1-9 ATS (-8.9 Units) in home games when playing with 3 or more days rest over the last 2 seasons.
                NEW YORK is 3-12 ATS (-10.2 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.

                Head-to-Head Series History
                SAN ANTONIO is 4-3 against the spread versus NEW YORK over the last 3 seasons
                NEW YORK is 6-1 straight up against SAN ANTONIO over the last 3 seasons
                4 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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                CHICAGO (12 - 20) at MINNESOTA (25 - 7) - 9/1/2017, 8:00 PM
                Top Trends for this game.
                MINNESOTA is 8-1 ATS (+6.9 Units) on Friday this season.
                CHICAGO is 7-1 ATS (+5.9 Units) in road games after a non-conference game this season.

                Head-to-Head Series History
                CHICAGO is 5-2 against the spread versus MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
                MINNESOTA is 4-3 straight up against CHICAGO over the last 3 seasons
                5 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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                CONNECTICUT (21 - 11) at PHOENIX (16 - 16) - 9/1/2017, 10:00 PM
                Top Trends for this game.
                CONNECTICUT is 20-12 ATS (+6.8 Units) in all games this season.
                CONNECTICUT is 24-12 ATS (+10.8 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
                CONNECTICUT is 12-3 ATS (+8.7 Units) in road games this season.
                CONNECTICUT is 12-3 ATS (+8.7 Units) in a road game where where the total is greater than or equal to 150 this season.
                CONNECTICUT is 10-1 ATS (+8.9 Units) in road games when playing with 2 days rest over the last 2 seasons.
                CONNECTICUT is 22-12 ATS (+8.8 Units) against Western conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.
                CONNECTICUT is 12-3 ATS (+8.7 Units) after a division game this season.
                CONNECTICUT is 22-12 ATS (+8.8 Units) in non-conference games over the last 2 seasons.
                CONNECTICUT is 17-8 ATS (+8.2 Units) after allowing 75 points or more this season.
                CONNECTICUT is 10-3 ATS (+6.7 Units) in road games after scoring 75 points or more this season.
                CONNECTICUT is 31-18 ATS (+11.2 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 77+ points/game over the last 2 seasons.
                CONNECTICUT is 32-17 ATS (+13.3 Units) versus good offensive teams - scoring 77+ points/game over the last 2 seasons.
                PHOENIX is 29-47 ATS (-22.7 Units) in home games versus good offensive teams - scoring 77+ points/game after 15+ games since 1997.

                Head-to-Head Series History
                CONNECTICUT is 6-1 against the spread versus PHOENIX over the last 3 seasons
                CONNECTICUT is 4-3 straight up against PHOENIX over the last 3 seasons
                4 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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                ATLANTA (12 - 20) at LOS ANGELES (24 - 8) - 9/1/2017, 10:30 PM
                Top Trends for this game.
                ATLANTA is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) in road games revenging a home loss versus opponent over the last 2 seasons.
                LOS ANGELES is 20-12 ATS (+6.8 Units) in all games this season.
                LOS ANGELES is 11-4 ATS (+6.6 Units) after a division game this season.
                LOS ANGELES is 9-2 ATS (+6.8 Units) after 3 or more consecutive unders over the last 2 seasons.
                LOS ANGELES is 8-2 ATS (+5.8 Units) after 3 or more consecutive wins this season.
                LOS ANGELES is 4-18 ATS (-15.8 Units) as a home favorite of 12.5 to 15 points since 1997.
                LOS ANGELES is 7-25 ATS (-20.5 Units) as a home favorite of 12.5 to 18 points since 1997.
                LOS ANGELES is 8-25 ATS (-19.5 Units) as a home favorite of 12.5 or more points since 1997.
                LOS ANGELES is 66-92 ATS (-35.2 Units) in a home game where where the total is greater than or equal to 150 since 1997.
                LOS ANGELES is 180-223 ATS (-65.3 Units) after scoring 75 points or more since 1997.
                LOS ANGELES is 17-33 ATS (-19.3 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.
                LOS ANGELES is 41-66 ATS (-31.6 Units) in home games versus poor defensive teams - allowing 77+ points/game since 1997.

                Head-to-Head Series History
                ATLANTA is 6-1 against the spread versus LOS ANGELES over the last 3 seasons
                ATLANTA is 5-2 straight up against LOS ANGELES over the last 3 seasons
                4 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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                WNBA

                Friday, September 1


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                Trend Report
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                7:00 PM
                SEATTLE vs. WASHINGTON
                Seattle is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
                The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing Washington
                The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
                Washington is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Seattle

                7:30 PM
                SAN ANTONIO vs. NEW YORK
                San Antonio is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against New York
                The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Antonio's last 6 games
                New York is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against San Antonio
                New York is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against San Antonio

                8:00 PM
                CHICAGO vs. MINNESOTA
                Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
                The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 7 games
                Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Chicago
                Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Chicago

                10:00 PM
                CONNECTICUT vs. PHOENIX
                The total has gone OVER in 6 of Connecticut's last 8 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
                Connecticut is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
                Phoenix is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Connecticut
                The total has gone OVER in 11 of Phoenix's last 16 games when playing Connecticut

                10:30 PM
                ATLANTA vs. LOS ANGELES
                Atlanta is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
                Atlanta is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games when playing Los Angeles
                The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Los Angeles's last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta
                The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Los Angeles's last 11 games at home

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                • #83
                  Preview: Storm (14-18) at Mystics (17-15)
                  Date: September 01, 2017 7:00 PM EDT


                  The reeling Washington Mystics are looking for any kind of positive momentum heading into the WNBA playoffs.

                  For the Seattle Storm, a win in Friday's matchup would clinch their postseason slot with point guard Sue Bird poised to set history.

                  The Mystics (17-15) have lost three in a row and five of six games to drop out of contention for a first-round bye. Now Washington hopes to maintain its No. 5 seed and, more important, find a rhythm.

                  Bird needs three assists to pass Ticha Penicheiro (2,599) for the WNBA career record. Seattle (14-18) needs a victory to avoid a potential showdown in Sunday's season finale at Chicago for the final playoff berth.

                  Jewell Loyd scored 33 points in Sunday's 75-71 loss to the Phoenix Mercury. Seattle has dropped two in a row.

                  In Tuesday's 86-76 home loss to the Connecticut Sun, the Mystics shot 36 percent from the floor and let the game get away in the second half after trailing 40-38 at halftime.

                  "I think we need to find a way to continue being the aggressor and finding a way to get it done even when shots are not falling and everything might not be going our way," Washington's Elena Delle Donne said.

                  The All-Star forward had 24 points and a career-high 16 rebounds in her third game after missing nearly a month following thumb surgery. Finding consistent help elsewhere has been among the issues for a Washington team ravaged by injuries all season. Starters Emma Meesseman and Kristi Toliver shot a combined 5 of 22 from the field.

                  "I would hope the veterans would be," Washington coach Mike Thibault said of those needing to step up. "That's on them a little bit, but hopefully in the next few days and at the start of next week before we play (in the playoffs), we'll get some practice time to kind of get the group that's going to play some practice time. We haven't had much lately and we need it badly."

                  Bird had 10 points and three assists against Phoenix.

                  "This record really isn't the forefront of my mind," Bird told the Seattle Times. "It will happen when it happens. When you look at players who set the record for most points in a game or most rebounds in a game, they weren't going into the game trying to do that. It just happened. We're really just focusing on finishing the season strong."

                  Phoenix clinched its playoff berth in Seattle's final home game of the regular season. For the Storm to join the Mercury and Mystics in the postseason, they must get it done on the road.

                  "We need to win to make sure we can get in," coach Gary Kloppenburg told the Times. "It's a hard league. Our league, from top to bottom, talent-wise, is very close. I expect both those games to be a war out there on the East Coast."

                  Seattle is 4-11 on the road; Washington is 10-6 at home.


                  WNB HEAD TO HEAD


                  Jun 27, 2017 Score ATS Results
                  SEA 70 Over: 170
                  WAS « 100 Cover: 25
                  Tools: Recaps

                  May 21, 2017 Score ATS Results
                  WAS 71 Under: 152
                  SEA « 81 Cover: 8
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                  • #84
                    Preview: Stars (7-25) at Liberty (20-12)
                    Date: September 01, 2017 7:30 PM EDT


                    It's Fan Appreciation Day at Madison Square Garden on Friday and New York has taken its fans on quite a ride this season.

                    And the Liberty train is chugging along with plenty of steam as the regular season ends and postseason nears.

                    On Friday, the Liberty (20-12) put an eight-game winning streak on the line against the San Antonio Stars. More important, the Liberty have secured either the No. 3 or 4 seed in the playoffs.

                    The Liberty have had plenty of time to rest, defeating the Chicago Sky 92-62 on Sunday in their last game and clinching a first-round bye in the postseason.

                    "That's really important," New York's Tina Charles told Newsday. "The way we're playing, I wish we had more games (only two remain). Maybe we could've climbed into the top two teams. ... We started off uncertain. Hopefully, we can finish off unforgettable."

                    To illustrate just how well New York is playing, their 30-point victory against the Sky was the largest margin all season. They also defeated the three best teams -- Minnesota, Los Angeles and Connecticut -- back-to-back-to-back.

                    And New York has won 20 games for a team-record third straight season.

                    But all the records and win streaks and personal accomplishments (Charles was named Eastern Conference Player of the Year for a sixth time this season) don't amount to a hill of beans to coach Bill Laimbeer.

                    "Franchise this, franchise that. The only thing that matters is that there's no championship banner hanging," he said after the win against the Sky.

                    New York has not lost since Aug. 4. They were treading water at 12-12. The offense was in a funk. Then the light bulbs went on and the Liberty's identity became crystal clear.

                    Defense.

                    Over the past eight games, New York is limiting its opponents to 66.4 points per game on .377 shooting from the field and .270 from 3-point range.

                    Even though the Stars have the league's worst record at 7-25, the Liberty won't be taking San Antonio lightly. Kayla McBride knocked down five 3-pointers as San Antonio handed New York a 93-81 loss Aug. 1.

                    And top draft pick Kelsey Plum has adjusted to the pace of the WNBA after a slow start.

                    "Adversity" is how Plum describes her first professional season.

                    "You take for granted certain things when things are going well. And when things aren't going so well it gives you a better perspective," she said.

                    Plum has started 21 of 29 games and is averaging 8.1 points and 3.3 assists per game. She's shown flashes of brilliance, but like many rookies has had her struggles.

                    "I was riding on a cloud for so long, and I got brought back down to earth. There was a point in the season where I frustrated in myself and how I was playing."

                    In the win against the Liberty on Aug. 1, Plum scored 10 points on 3 of 10 shooting. But that game seemed to be a turning point for the all-time women's collegiate scoring leader. In her next seven games, she has averaged more than 12 points and six assists per game.

                    San Antonio closes out its season on Saturday in Indiana while New York's final regular season game is in Dallas on Sunday.


                    WNB HEAD TO HEAD


                    Aug 1, 2017 Score ATS Results
                    NEW 81 Over: 174
                    SA « 93 Cover: 21
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                    May 13, 2017 Score ATS Results
                    SA 64 Cover: 4
                    NEW « 73 Under: 137
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                    • #85
                      Preview: Sky (12-20) at Lynx (25-7)
                      Date: September 01, 2017 8:00 PM EDT


                      Entering the final weekend of the WNBA regular season, the Minnesota Lynx and Chicago Sky have very different playoff aspirations.

                      The Lynx are trying to secure the No. 1 seed, and the Sky is fighting just to get into the playoffs as the two teams meet Friday evening at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.

                      Chicago (12-20) trails Seattle by two games for the final playoff spot. Each team has two games to play.

                      The Sky and Storm face each other in Chicago on Sunday in the season finale for both teams.

                      For that game to have any meaning, the Sky must beat the league's top team on the road and hope Seattle falls at Washington on Friday.

                      "It's one game and anyone can beat anyone," Sky guard Allie Quigley said of Chicago's chances of beating Minnesota, according to the Chicago Daily Herald. "We're going to go in confident and not worry about Seattle and Washington. Just worry about us and then hope for the best in that game."

                      Chicago's playoff hopes would be brighter had it not squandered a 13-point lead in a 99-96 loss to Dallas on Wednesday.

                      The Wings, who clinched a playoff spot with the win, grabbed 20 offensive rebounds that led to 26 second-chance points, as Chicago squandered one of its best offensive performances -- 59 percent shooting, a season-high 33 assists -- of the year.

                      "We fought very hard and this is a tough, tough outcome," Sky coach Amber Stocks said. "But 20 offensive rebounds by the opponent is significantly debilitating."

                      Minnesota (25-7) leads Los Angeles by one game with two to play, but the Sparks hold a potential tiebreaker, having won two of the teams' three meetings this season.

                      "We're on a mission to accomplish a goal that we're in control of, in terms of our destiny," Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said, according to the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune. "... We're happy to get win No. 25."

                      After an 80-69 win over Indiana on Wednesday, Minnesota is 5-5 since losing point guard Lindsay Whalen. The Sparks are 7-2 during that span.

                      "This is a little dif¬fer¬ent for us," Reeve told the Star Tribune. "But every jour¬ney is dif¬fer¬ent."

                      Reeve has said she expects Whalen back in the postseason.

                      The Lynx offense has been up and down since Whalen was lost, but Reeve has focused on defense.

                      "It's prob¬a¬bly a case where our of¬fen¬sive frus¬tra¬tion led to a lack of de-fen¬sive con¬nec¬tiv¬i¬ty," Reeve said after her team's Sunday loss in Los Angeles. "You hope your de¬fense can cov¬er for your of¬fense when it struggles. But in the first half Sun¬day, we gave up 36 points in the paint in the first half. We came un¬glued."

                      In the Wednesday win in Indianapolis, the Lynx held the Fever to 11 points in the fourth quarter.

                      "Just collectively sticking to the game plan defensively, playing team defense," Maya Moore said, according to the website Swish Appeal. "Our activity was great and I think it caused a lot of disruption, especially in the second half and fourth quarter for us. We were able to pull ahead with putting together consecutive stops going into the fourth."

                      If Minnesota wins its final two games -- the Lynx host Washington on Sunday -- it will clinch the top spot in the playoffs. If the Sparks were to lose one of their final two games, the Lynx would need just one win.

                      Los Angeles hosts Atlanta (on Friday) and third-place Connecticut (Sunday) to close out the season.


                      WNB HEAD TO HEAD


                      Jul 8, 2017 Score ATS Results
                      MIN 76 Over: 176
                      CHI « 100 Cover: 38
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                      May 14, 2017 Score ATS Results
                      CHI 61 Cover: 7.5
                      MIN « 70 Under: 131
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                      • #86
                        Preview: Sun (21-11) at Mercury (16-16)
                        Date: September 01, 2017 10:00 PM EDT


                        The Connecticut Sun and the Phoenix Mercury have secured spots in the upcoming WNBA playoffs, but seeding in the postseason will still be in play when the two teams square off Friday at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix.

                        But both teams have adopted versions of the same just-win-and-then-see-what-happens mentality for the stretch run.

                        The Sun can finish as high as third with wins in its final two games but no lower than fourth even if it loses Friday against Phoenix and Sunday at Los Angeles.

                        There is no scenario where Connecticut can fall further than fourth or rise higher that the third seed. Both the third and fourth seeds earn first-round playoff byes and will host the winners of the 5 vs. 8 and 6 vs. 7 games.

                        The Sun clinched one of the top four berths in the playoffs with an 86-76 victory over Washington on Tuesday night in the nation's capital.

                        Connecticut (21-11) received a career-high 22 rebounds from center Jonquel Jones and a career-high 26 points from Alyssa Thomas to pull away from the Mystics (17-15). Jasmine Thomas scored 20 points for the Sun while Jones added 14. Shekinna Stricken had 12 points after sinking four 3-point shots. The Sun were 10-of-20 from the floor from 3-point range.

                        Jones is only the second player in WNBA history to pull down at least 20 rebounds in three games in one season. The only other player was Tina Charles, who now plays for New York, when she pulled down a league record 384 rebounds during her 2010 rookie season with Connecticut.

                        "It was a very physical game -- it took a playoff feel and intensity and winning this game was important for us," Sun general manager and coach Curt Miller said. "I'm proud that we were gritty and made the plays we had to."

                        The Mercury are the sixth seed but could move as high as fifth if they finish tied or ahead Washington. The fifth and sixth seeds will host single-elimination playoff games, and the seeding is just a matter of determining which teams they will face in those games.

                        Phoenix heads home after it outlasted the Seattle Storm 75-71 on Sunday in Seattle. Diana Taurasi scored 18 points and made a clutch 3-pointer with 15.7 seconds to play. Brittney Griner led the Mercury with 29 points and five blocked shots, and added eight rebounds. Mitchell scored 11 for Phoenix (16-16).

                        "We've been struggling lately so it was important for us to get a confidence-building win over Seattle," Mercury coach Sandy Brondello said. "We go into these last two games of the regular season looking to play a little more consistently. We still have a lot of work to do and we are going to take each game a game at a time. That's all we can do."

                        This will be the third and final meeting this season, and the second between the two in the last 13 days. Connecticut hammered the Mercury 94-66 on Aug. 20 and escaped with a 93-92 win Aug. 4, with those games on the Sun's home floor.

                        The Sun will look to sweep the season series over Phoenix for the first time since 2011 when Connecticut went 2-0 over the Mercury. The Sun also went 2-0 against Phoenix in 2010.


                        WNB HEAD TO HEAD


                        Aug 20, 2017 Score ATS Results
                        PHO 66 Under: 160
                        CONN « 94 Cover: 23
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                        Aug 4, 2017 Score ATS Results
                        PHO 92 Cover: 7
                        CONN « 93 Over: 185
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                        • #87
                          Preview: Dream (12-20) at Sparks (24-8)
                          Date: September 01, 2017 10:30 PM EDT


                          The Los Angeles Sparks have been looking up at the Minnesota Lynx in the league standings for much of the year. But heading into the final weekend of the regular season, they have a chance to catch their rivals and perhaps overtake them for the No. 1 seed in the playoffs.

                          The Sparks tip off their final two-game stretch of the regular season Friday, when the Atlanta Dream visits Staples Center.

                          Los Angeles trails the Lynx by one game, but owns the head-to-head tiebreaker, thanks to last week's 78-67 victory over Minnesota.

                          The Dream trail the Seattle Storm by two games with two games to play for the final playoff spot. Atlanta needs to win out and get some help from the Storm and the Chicago Sky to stay in the postseason.

                          Atlanta had to win back-to-back games just to get into this position, including a 79-74 overtime win over the Indiana Fever on Saturday.

                          "You always want to end the season playing well whether you make the playoffs or not," Atlanta coach Michael Cooper said after the win over Indiana. "Our playoff chances are still pretty good. So, for us to come out and play hard and play well and never give up says a lot about this team."

                          Sparks center Candice Parker led Los Angeles with 24 points and 10 rebounds against Minnesota on Sunday. It was the Sparks' fifth straight win.

                          "I hope things are clicking going into playoffs," Parker told reporters after the win over the Lynx. "I know that I have to be aggressive and assertive, and I'm able to do that now. I'm healthy, moving well, and I feel good."

                          The Sparks can finish no worse than the second seed and will close out the regular season against the Connecticut Sun on Sunday. The Lynx finish the season against Chicago and Washington on Friday and Sunday, respectively.

                          Los Angeles shouldn't look past the Dream, though. The teams split their two previous meetings this season, and Atlanta has won three of four against Los Angeles overall.

                          Tiffany Hayes, Atlanta's leading scorer, had 24 points, including a clutch, late free throw, in the Dream's 75-73 victory over Los Angeles on May 27.

                          The Sparks got revenge, behind 24 points from Parker, in an 85-76 win over the Dream on June 30.


                          WNB HEAD TO HEAD


                          Jun 30, 2017 Score ATS Results
                          LOS « 85 Cover: 1.5
                          ATL 76 Over: 161
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                          May 27, 2017 Score ATS Results
                          LOS 73 Under: 148
                          ATL « 75 Cover: 8.5
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                          • #88
                            FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

                            GAME TIME(ET) PICK UNITS

                            SEA at WAS 07:00 PM

                            WAS -2.0

                            U 160.5


                            SA at NY 07:30 PM

                            SA +13.0

                            U 150.0


                            CHI at MIN 08:00 PM

                            MIN -13.5

                            O 164.0


                            CONN at PHO 10:00 PM

                            PHO +1.0

                            O 170.0


                            ATL at LA 10:30 PM

                            LA -13.5

                            U 158.5

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                            • #89
                              WNBA Capsules
                              September 1, 2017


                              WASHINGTON (AP) Elena Delle Donne scored a season-high 37 points and the Washington Mystics beat the Seattle Storm 110-106 in overtime on Friday night.

                              The victory spoiled Seattle's Sue Bird breaking the WNBA's all-time assist record when she recorded her 2,600th career assist in the first quarter to pass Ticha Penicheiro and move into the top spot.

                              Washington led by three when Emma Meesseman made 1 of 2 free throws with 16.3 seconds remaining in overtime for a four-point lead. Bird was fouled on a 3-pointer five seconds later and hit all three shots to pull Seattle to 102-101. The teams combined for 13 free throws over the remaining 11 seconds and with Seattle down two with 3.8 seconds left Sami Whitcomb intentionally missed a free throw, but Delle Donne secured the rebound and made two free throws at the other end to seal it.

                              Meesseman added 27 points, eight rebounds and five assists for Washington (18-15), which holds a one-game lead on Phoenix for the fifth spot in the playoffs. The Mercury hold the tiebreaker between the teams.

                              Despite the loss, Seattle (14-19) clinched a postseason berth due to losses by Chicago and Atlanta later Friday night. The Storm will be the eighth seed.

                              LYNX 110, SKY 87

                              ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Sylvia Fowles had 27 points and 12 rebounds for her 20th double-double, and the Lynx topped 100 points for the third straight home game with a victory over the Chicago Sky.

                              The Lynx set a WNBA record with 35 assists - without injured point guard Lindsay Whalen. They topped the 34 assists that both Los Angeles and Seattle had against Chicago earlier this season.

                              Maya Moore hit her 461st career 3-pointer, moving past Katie Smith for the franchise record.

                              Minnesota (26-7) remains a game in front of Los Angeles for the best record in the league. The Sparks, who beat Atlanta on Friday, own the tiebreaker. They'd need a win in their final game and a loss by the Lynx to get the top seed.

                              Kahleah Copper scored 21 points for Chicago (12-21), which was eliminated from the playoff hunt with the loss.

                              LIBERTY 81, STARS 69


                              NEW YORK (AP) - Tina Charles and Epiphanny Prince scored 16 points apiece and the Liberty pulled away in the fourth quarter to win their ninth straight game, beating San Antonio.

                              New York (21-12) entered the night having clinched a first-round postseason bye and is a half-game behind Connecticut for the third seed. The Sun played at Phoenix later Friday night. The Liberty, who have not lost since Aug. 4, conclude their regular season against the Dallas Wings on Sunday with a shot of matching the franchise record for consecutive victories.

                              Kia Vaughn and Shavonte Zellous added 10 points each for New York.

                              Kelsey Plum scored 18 points and Kayla Alexander had 15 points and nine rebounds to lead San Antonio (7-26).

                              MERCURY 86, SUN 66


                              PHOENIX (AP) - Brittney Griner had 20 of her 31 points in the first half and the Mercury clinched a home playoff game with a win over the Sun.

                              The Sun (21-12) dropped into a third-place tie with the New York Liberty, each with one game remaining in the regular season. Connecticut visits the Los Angeles Sparks and New York travels to the Dallas Wings, both on Sunday. The Liberty hold the tiebreaker.

                              The Mercury (17-16) finish their season at home against Atlanta on Sunday and will stay in Phoenix. The Mercury can earn the fifth seed with a win and a loss by Washington.

                              Alyssa Thomas had 19 points and Brionna Jones added 13 for the Sun.

                              SPARKS 81, DREAM 56


                              LOS ANGELES (AP) - Candace Parker scored 15 points and the Sparks built an early double-digit lead en route to an easy victory over the Dream.

                              Los Angeles (25-8) has won six straight and is a game back of the Minnesota Lynx (26-7) for the No. 1 seed into the playoffs. The Sparks host the Connecticut Sun while the Lynx face the Washington Mystics at home to conclude the regular season on Sunday. The Sparks beat Minnesota 78-67 on Aug. 27 and own the tiebreaker over the Lynx. Atlanta (12-21) was eliminated from the postseason.

                              Nneka Ogwumike and Odyssey Sims added 13 points apiece for the Sparks. Jantel Lavender chipped in 12 points.

                              Tiffany Hayes scored 19 points to lead Atlanta, which committed a season-high 19 turnovers.

                              Parker picked up her 1,000th career assist in the first quarter with a pass to Chelsea Gray, who made a 26-footer. Gray hit another 3 on the Sparks' next possession to cap a 14-2 opening run as Los Angeles built a 43-29 halftime lead. Gray finished with eight points.

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                              • #90
                                SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 2017
                                Time (ET) Away Home Site
                                7:00 PM San Antonio Stars Indiana Fever Bankers Life Fieldhouse

                                SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2017

                                Time (ET) Away Home Site
                                2:00 PM New York Liberty Dallas Wings College Park Center
                                4:00 PM Atlanta Dream Phoenix Mercury Talking Stick Resort Arena
                                4:00 PM Connecticut Sun Los Angeles Sparks Staples Center
                                4:00 PM Washington Mystics Minnesota Lynx Target Center
                                6:00 PM Seattle Storm Chicago Sky Allstate Arena

                                Updated Sat Sep 2 1:04 AM EDT


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                                EASTERN CONFERENCE

                                Team Win Loss Percent GB Home Away Conf. Last 10 Streak


                                Connecticut Sun 21 11 0.656 0 12-5 9-6 10-6 8-2 W-1

                                New York Liberty 20 12 0.625 1 12-4 8-8 11-5 8-2 W-8

                                Washington Mystics 17 15 0.531 4 10-6 7-9 12-4 4-6 L-3

                                Chicago Sky 12 20 0.375 9 4-12 8-8 6-10 4-6 L-2

                                Atlanta Dream 12 20 0.375 9 9-8 3-12 5-11 2-8 W-2

                                Indiana Fever 9 24 0.273 12 6-10 3-14 4-12 1-9 L-7


                                WESTERN CONFERENCE

                                Team Win Loss Percent GB Home Away Conf. Last 10 Streak


                                Minnesota Lynx 25 7 0.781 0 13-2 12-5 13-3 5-5 W-1

                                Los Angeles Sparks 24 8 0.750 1 14-1 10-7 12-4 8-2 W-5

                                Phoenix Mercury 16 16 0.500 9 7-8 9-8 7-9 4-6 W-1

                                Dallas Wings 16 17 0.485 9 10-6 6-11 7-9 5-5 W-2

                                Seattle Storm 14 18 0.438 11 10-7 4-11 8-8 4-6 L-2

                                San Antonio Stars 7 25 0.219 18 6-11 1-14 1-15 4-6 L-3

                                Updated Sat Sep 2 1:35 AM EDT

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