|New York Liberty 90 Indiana Fever 87|
|Pheonix Mercury 77 Minnesota Linx 75|
|Connecticut Sun 87 Atlanta Dream 67|
|Dallas Wings 94 Los Angeles Sparks 71|
Friday night kicked off the WNBA’s 25th season. Opening night we saw 8 teams in action. Let us get things started in quite possibly basketball’s largest market ‘The Big Apple’ where the Indiana Fever rolled into town to square up against the New York Liberty at Barclays center. This was a fun one that came down to the wire. The game was knotted up at 87 when Sabrina Ionescu smacked a turnaround tray that won the game for Liberty. Check it out 👆🏼
Next up we travel to Atlanta where The Dream was hosting The Sun. She rose quickly on them, going up 9 by halftime and the ladies from Connecticut never looked back. Jonquel Jones and Dewanna Bonner led the way with a combined 47 points. Odyssey Sims and Courtney Williams both had 14 in the losing effort.
The Mercury traveled into Minnesota to tangle with the Linx and it was a hard-fought battle till the end. An evenly matched competition until the final seconds, when Diana Taurasi hit a three to put Pheonix up for good 77-75. Brittney Griner added 18 points and grabbed 12 boards, teammate Skyler Diggins-Smith contributed with 18. Aerial Powers led the Linx with 18.
Los Angeles played host to the Dallas Wings on opening night, and the Sparks got flown out of the building. Dallas came into town and beat down LA by 23 points in the most lopsided victory of the evening. The Wings were led by forward Allisha Gray who dumped 23 on the Sparks D while grabbing 9 boards and dishing out 4 dimes. Nneka Ogwumike led the way for the Sparks with 18 points and 8 rebounds.
A Look Ahead At The 2021 WNBA Season
Over 100 national telecasts will be spread across two broadcast networks ABC and CBS , four cable networks (ESPN, ESPN2, CBS Sports Network and NBA TV), and will also be streaming on Facebook, Twitter, Amazon Prime and ESPN3. WNBA League Pass will even offer fans the opportunity to stream 110 games.
“Our goal is to deliver as many WNBA games and content to our passionate fans and supporters across platforms that best match the evolution of content consumption.”
– WNBA Commissioner Cath Engelbert
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