WNBA Plays of the Week

WNBA plays of the week

The WNBA playoffs are right around the corner and the Seattle Storm, the Las Vegas Aces, Minnesota Lynx, Chicago Sky, and the Los Angeles Sparks have already clinched their spot. But there’s still some great basketball to watch. Until then, we’ll keep you occupied with some highlights from the last week of play.

Crossovers and Layups

The Atlanta Dream’s Monique Billings reminded us that you should never give up on a play. Get that rebound! Get those two points!

The Minnesota Lynx’s Crystal Dangerfield was in control from one side of the court to the other. You think you can stop her just because she’s only 5’5”? Fools!

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We love an And-1. It feels like a little bit like revenge in that your opponent had the audacity to foul you, but you still scored. And got a free-throw on top of that. The Mercury’s Bria Hartley probably felt the same after this play.

The Connecticut Sun’s Alyssa Thomas was spinning right round, baby, right round, like a record baby before before nailing this jumper. 

Lesbian Legends Only

Courtney Williams cut through the Lynx defense like a hot knife through butter. And she made it look just as easy.

Diana Taurasi is perhaps one of the greatest to ever play in the WNBA. And she reminded everyone of that during the Mercury’s game against the Mystics.

Have we done one of these where Allie Quigley wasn’t featured? Probably not. She is just too good.

Oh, you thought Miss Allie was done? You should know better than that.

You know what we love? The Lesbian Connection. Is there anything better than when sports lesbians get married and play for the same team? Courtney Vandersloot and Allie Quigley had the wife to wife connection.

Block Party

We’re all invited to Candace Parker’s block party! She wasn’t about to let Dallas increase their lead.

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Kiara Leslie of the Washington Mystics was doing the most in their game against the Phoenix Mercury. Not only did she chase down this play, but she also denied the Mercury two points.

No ID, no entry. And Elizabeth Williams did not see your ID, ma’am.

Brianna Turner said absolutely not when she blocked this shot.

That Ball Movement Tho

The LA Sparks’ Chelsea Gray had her sniper scope on when she made this pass. The vision. The precision. The execution. Absolutely iconic behavior.

Satou Sabally and Tyasha Harris of the Dallas Wings made an amazing duo with this, block, pass, and layup combo.

The Wings were done yet. This play resulted in a tree-pointer. But let’s give a little credit to Arike Ogunbowale for the pump fake and assist.

Snatched

The Suns’ DeWanna Bonner took this bad right out of the air and made for a fast break. It was an easy two points.

Buzzer Beaters

The Atlanta Dream’s Betnijah Laney closed out the first quarter with this buzzer beating jumper.

Jackie Young put her team up one point when she hit this jumper just before the first quarter ended. It was no doubt a confidence boost for her team going into the next quarter.

More Than Basketball

When this season started, the WNBA made it clear it would stand by its commitment to social justice. And they’ve made good on this promise. The Connecticut Suns did this just before their game.

But, their actions are not only happening before games, but during. Like this symbolic shot clock violation by the Washington Mystics.