Minnesota Lynx Rebekkah Brunson became the WNBA’s all-time leader in rebounding as she grabbed 12 boards to help Minnesota beat the Los Angeles Sparks on Thursday.
Brunson passed Lisa Leslie (3,307) early in the game, and then passed Tamika Catchings (3,316) when she grabbed Candace Parker’s missed 3-pointer with 7:17 left in the fourth quarter of action.
Brunson added 15 points for her 82nd career double-double and received a standing ovation for her milestone achievement.
Her 82nd career down put her ahead of Yolanda Griffith for 6th all-time in league history.
Breanna Stewart Likely Out Next Season
The Seattle Storm will have to embark on the next WNBA season without superstar, and franchise cornerstone Breanna Stewart.
According to the Seattle Times, Stewart could miss the next season after suffering a torn Achilles tendon while playing for Russian team Dynamo Kursk in the EuroLeague title game on Sunday.
“I don’t think it’s a career-ending type of injury,” her father, Brian Stewart said, according to Syracuse.com. “But it’s certainly going to put her in the barn for a while.”
Sparks Sign Ashley Walker
The Los Angeles Sparks signed forward Ashley Walker last week, bringing the veteran forward back to the WNBA.
Walker, the 12th overall pick in the 2009 WNBA Draft by the Seattle Storm, is currently playing in the Turkish League for Mersin where she is
averaging 16.4 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.4 assists while shooting 58% from the field.
Lynx’s Maya Moore Not Playing in 2019
Minnesota Lynx guard Maya Moore has announced that she intends to step away from the court, and the WNBA, for 2019.
“My focus in 2019 will not be on professional basketball, but will instead be on the people in my family, as well as on investing my time in some ministry dreams that have been stirring in my heart for many years.
“I will certainly miss the day-to-day relationships with my teammates and basketball family this season, but my no for the 2019 pro season allows me to say yes to my family and faith family like I never have before.
Moore, 29, has played her entire career in Minnesota.
I’m sure this year will be hard in ways that I don’t even know yet, but it will also be rewarding in ways I’ve yet to see, too.”
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