WNBA Plays of the Week

This week's WNBA plays

WNBA is heating up as the shortened season heads closer to the playoffs. But if you missed all the action, we got the week’s hottest plays right here.

Crossovers and Layups

The Phoenix Mercury were already ahead of the Dallas Wings by three points. But that doesn’t mean Skylar Diggins-Smith was going to take her foot off the gas. She ran through a wall of defenders for the layup plus the And-1. For those who don’t know, an And-1 is basketball speak for getting fouled and making the shot, resulting in a free-throw.

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The Las Vegas Aces were already in the lead against the Indiana Fever, but Jackie Young thought it was about time to flex on them. That crossover deserves a chef’s kiss emoji.

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But the Fever’s Tiffany Mitchell wasn’t about to be left out of the spotlight. She took it to the rack and got her team another two points.

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The Washington Mystic’s Essence Carson caused a tornado warning to go off on her way to the bucket.

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Tiffany Mitchell was back at it again when she put her defender on skates before laying it up.

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I don’t know how Jackie Young managed to get out of this one, let alone score. She was determined to get that basket, and damnit she did it.

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Lesbian Legends Only

Never leave a lesbian open behind the three-point line. You will suffer the consequences. That’s exactly what happened here. Allie Quigley had plenty of time and space behind the arc. It was nothing but net.

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Ever since Xena: Warrior Princess, we’ve all known that lesbians have the ability to defy the laws of physics. And that’s exactly what Brittney Sykes of the LA Sparks did to get this layup in.

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Brittney Griner was out here acting like my credit card after a manic episode. Denied!

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But Griner isn’t only about blocking shots. She can rebound and score. That’s just the power of lesbianism, babes.

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Meanwhile, her teammate Diana Taurasi was casually dropping dimes.

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Sue Bird returned to play after a minor injury, but she didn’t miss a beat. Or a three. And we got a double lesbian surprise when the camera pans to Sue’s girlfriend, Megan Rapinoe cheering her on in the stands… Even though she is dressed like she’s about to give you beets she harvested from her garden just this morning.

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Block Party

The Connecticut Sun’s Bria Holmes made herself known when she slapped this shot off the court. She was not about to let anyone score on her.

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But lesbian baller DeWanna Bonner was not to be outdone. She blocked this shot to well it got her whole team hyped.

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Oh you thought she was done? Bonner closed out the second half with another block. You can’t contain lesbian greatness.

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The Seattle Storm already had a huge lead over Chicago. But that doesn’t mean you should disrespect your opponent by going easy on them. Ezi Magbegor maintained her team’s lead with this denial.

https://twitter.com/WNBA/status/1293000641988702221?s=20

That Ball Movement Tho

Teamwork makes the dream work, ladies. The Dallas Wings showed us all about that ball movement. Satou Sabally’s vision was incredible as her one-handed pass added two more points to the scoreboard.

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The Las Vegas Aces gave us a masterclass in ball movement that resulted in a nice layup.

https://twitter.com/WNBA/status/1293347394457939973?s=20

Buzzer Beaters

Just because her team was in the lead doesn’t mean Mikiah Herbert Harrigan wasn’t going all in for the three. She took her shot just in time to beat the buzzer.

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But Tianna Hawkins saw that and said, “I can do that too.” And she did that.

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Lesbian baller Sami Whitcomb said distance whomst? She made a three from way downtown right at the buzzer. What’s long distance to a lesbian, right? 

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