Brunch and basketball! Liberty host the Wings at the Barclays

Brunch and basketball!  Liberty host the Wings at the Barclays

Almost had it. The New York Liberty had a chance to steal one against the Indiana Fever in overtime on Friday night, but couldn’t bring it all the way home as they suffered a six point defeat in front of the hometown crowd. After this, they’ve got one more game at Barclays Center before they … Read more

Takeaways from season’s first 8 games

If the Chicago Sky learned one lesson last season, it was the importance of taking care of business early. After starting out 2-7 a year ago, the Sky are 5-3 and sixth in the standings entering weekend games against the Atlanta Dream (6-3) on Friday and Washington Mystics (7-3) on Sunday. One loss can make … Read more

The best role players left in the NBA Playoffs

The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning.’ The Boston Celtics evened their series against the Miami Heat with a big Game 2 win, while the Golden State Warriors will be looking to keep the pressure … Read more

How many triple-doubles have there been in WNBA history?

Sabrina Ionescu sure knows how to fill up the stat sheet. The New York Liberty star reminded the basketball world of that on June 12 against the Chicago Sky. Ionescu ended the overtime contest with 27 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, but she also used historic speed to notch a triple-double. The third-year guard … Read more

Penny Taylor Calls for Griner’s Release at Hall of Fame Induction

Penny Taylor used her induction into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame to call for the release of her former WNBA Phoenix Mercury teammate Brittney Griner, noting it’s been 114 days since the seven-time WNBA All-Star was detained. “BG is our family,” Taylor said in asking President Biden’s help freeing Griner. “She’s yours too. The … Read more

Women’s Basketball Daily Briefing: West Coast Clash

Happy Thursday! The work week is nearly over, and you can bet I’m cheering you on to the finish line. Welcome to The Next‘s Daily Briefing, featuring the NCAA Roundup, daily Watch List and Yesterday’s Recap. Day 46 of the WNBA season has arrived, and the halfway point of the season is fast approaching, bringing … Read more

Looking Back At Rebekkah Brunson’s Career In Minnesota

Rebekkah Brunson is not only one of the most accomplished players in the history of the Minnesota Lynx, a franchise that has had many all-time greats. She is also one of the most decorated players in the WNBA throughout its 26-year history. In 15 seasons, nine of which came in Minnesota, Brunson officially retired in … Read more

Lorela Cubaj processes growth, returns home as WNBA rookie

ExploreAt Georgia Tech, ‘women who are so amazing’ complete banner year They got to celebrate Cubaj, the first Tech player to be drafted into the WNBA since Tyaunna Marshall in 2014, and reconvene on happenings surrounding Liberty and Yellow Jackets basketball. “It felt really good because I lived here for five years,” Cubaj said Thursday … Read more

Plum has been major reason for Aces success this season

Kelsey Plum views her improved play this season to just having more time on the court. The Las Vegas guard is averaging a career-high 20.7 points and 5.7 assists this year to help the Aces to the best record in the league. She’s playing a career-best 34.7 minutes a game — nine more than last … Read more