Stewart is Player of the Week


NEW YORK >> Breanna Stewart has done it all for the Seattle Storm in her rookie season and was named Player of the Week in the WNBA. She has raised her game over the past week averaging 20 points, nine rebounds and 1.7 blocks to help the Storm win all three of their games. Others receiving votes included: Indiana's Lynetta Kizer, Atlanta's Angel McCoughtry and Minnesota's Maya Moore.

The Game of the Week will be Dallas Wings at Indiana Fever, Sunday. Tamika Catchings has meant so much to the Fever and the city of Indianapolis. They will get a chance to say thank you in her final regular season game.

The WNBA Power Poll is shown below:

1. Minnesota (26-5): With homecourt clinched throughout the playoffs, the Lynx can rest some of their veteran group in the final week.

2. Los Angeles (24-8): The Sparks are backing into the playoffs having struggled since the Olympic break with five losses in eight games.

3. New York (21-11): Liberty are looking for more consistency heading into playoffs.

4. Atlanta (16-15): Angel McCoughtry's temper got the best of her as she's forced to sit out a game for accruing seventh technical foul .

5. Indiana (16-15): Lot of emotions this week with Tamika Catchings playing her final regular-season home game on Sunday against Dallas.

6. Chicago (16-15): Suffered a huge blow with Elena Delle Donne having thumb surgery on her injured right finger.

7. Seattle (15-17): No one has been playing better than the Storm since the Olympic break with a 6-2 mark.

8. Phoenix (14-17): One more victory or a loss by Washington gets Phoenix in the playoffs. A dangerous eight seed if they do make the postseason.

9. Washington (12-19): Injuries have hampered the Mystics all season.

10. Connecticut (11-20): Made a push for the postseason after the Olympics, but had too big a hole to climb out of.

10. Dallas (11-21): Finally ended an 11-game winning streak. Lot of talent to build on for next season.

11. San Antonio (6-25): Dan Hughes is retiring. So is Jayne Appel-Marinelli. The Stars would love to send them out with a win or two.


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