If forced to look beyond the glitzy golden hues, basketball-related advertisements, and recognizable faces on the NBA’s website, one would find a small logo in the top left corner of the page, similar enough to the NBA logo that, at a hasty glance, the former could get confused for the latter. But this logo squeezes one more letter into its borders, and serves as a marker for an entirely different, but nonetheless exciting, organization: the WNBA.
As the NBA makes its way through the last hurrah of the 2014-2015 season, a new WNBA season is just beginning; and although the WNBA only has 12 teams, there is no lack of competition within the league.
In the Chicago Sky’s season opener against the Indiana Fever, Sky forward Elena Delle Donne led her team with 31 points and chipped in eight rebounds and three steals. Teammate Jessica Breland had 13 rebounds to go along with six points. The Sky went on to win, 95-72.
The defending champion Phoenix Mercury got back to work Friday with a 76-71 victory over the San Antonio Stars. Forward DeWanna Bonner of the Mercury had 21 points while Jia Perkins had 20 for the Stars on the other side of the ball.
Saturday night will host match-ups between the New York Liberty and the Washington Mystics, Maya Moore’s Minnesota Lynx and the Indiana Fever, the Chicago Sky and the Tulsa Shock, and the Los Angeles Sparks and the Seattle Storm.
With a night off from the rush of NBA action, relentless basketball fans can follow these games, and those that will continue after the Larry O’Brien trophy is awarded to the NBA’s best, to satisfy their hoops cravings.