Alana Beard has gotten better as the WNBA season has rolled on. Five of her last seven games for the LA Sparks has resulted in double-figure scoring. In her last game (June 28th), she dished out ten assists while scoring 14 points. The Sparks sit in second place in the Western Conference at 10-6.
With the Tulsa Shock, Chante Black started five of their first six games. Since, she has started just one of the next five games. On June 26th, she scored eight points on 3-of-3 shooting over 23 minutes. Black also hauled in five rebounds. The Shock are in last place in the Western Conference at 2-12.
Karima Christmas was traded from Tulsa to Indiana and will play her first game with the Fever on Thursday (July 5th). Prior to the deal, she led the WNBA with 2.33 steals per turnover (14 steals to six turnovers). Christmas’ new team is in second place in the Eastern Conference at 8-5.
Monique Currie has tallied two 20-point games in her last five for the Washington Mystics. She is averaging 10.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per game for the last place team in the Eastern Conference (3-10).
Jasmine Thomas has started five games as a teammate of Currie’s on the Mystics. She has scored in double-figures just once this season and has struggled with her shot of late (just 14-for-56 which is 25%).
It seems less is more for Lindsey Harding. In her last six games, if she scored less than ten points, the Atlanta Dream were 3-0. They have lost the last three games she has scored in double-figures. Overall, she is averaging 11.7 points and 3.8 assists for the 7-8 Dream (fourth place in the Eastern Conference).
Mistie Mims has come off the bench all season for first place Connecticut (10-4). She has scored in double-figures in two of her last three games. She is averaging seven points and 3.7 rebounds.
Krystal Thomas has now started five games for Phoenix (4-10). Her best came in a June 29th win. She scored nine points and hauled in 11 rebounds in 36 minutes.
Check out the article on Krystal handling her bigger role with the Mercury.