Found September 25, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS --On the eve of their next postseason test, the honors continued to roll in for the Minnesota Lynx. Guard Lindsay Whalen and forward Maya Moore were named Wednesday to the all-WNBA first team, and teammate Seimone Augustus snagged second-team honors. It's the third top-accolades recognition for Whalen, while Moore was named one of the league's five best players for the first time in her three-year career. "When you make the first or second team, you're in really good company," coach Cheryl Reeve said after practice Wednesday. "For us to have three players represented on that team is something I was really pleased to see. I think it represents what those players did this season, all season long." Whalen earned her first individual recognition since the All-Star Game after scoring a career-high 14.9 points per game and leading Minnesota in assists (5.8 per game) this year. She also was named to the first team in 2008 and 2011, when the Lynx won their first WNBA title. Moore joins Whalen after finishing second behind Los Angeles' Candace Parker in MVP voting. Moore, the league's rookie of the year in 2011 and a second-team selection last season, led the Lynx with 18.5 points and 1.74 steals per game while shooting a career-best 45.3 percent from 3-point range. In Sunday's series-clinching playoff victory against Seattle, Moore led all scorers with 22 points. Augustus was named to an all-WNBA squad for the fifth time in her eight-year career. She was placed on the first team last year and the second team in 2006, 2007 and 2011. All three players and forward Rebekkah Brunson -- named to the league's all-defensive second team -- played in this season's All-Star Game. The Lynx host the Phoenix Mercury in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Target Center. Follow Phil Ervin on Twitter

Lynx lock up Mercury and stand one game from finals

MINNEAPOLIS -- Some nights, it's been Maya Moore. Others, Seimone Augustus. Lindsay Whalen claimed her fair share of the spotlight this season, too. But when each member of the Minnesota Lynx's top triumvirate has an equal hand in smacking an aspiring adversary in the mouth, it leaves a lasting, insurmountable mark. What better time to do so than Thursday night in front...

Lindsay Whalen is heart and soul of Lynx

MINNEAPOLIS -- Assess. Attack. Annihilate. All while maintaining enough poise and influence to keep a group of moving parts churning at an efficient pace. It's the desired cause-and-effect sequence for every point guard at every level of basketball. Lindsay Whalen learned it a young age, cultivated it while putting her home state on the national women's basketball map and...

Lynx gang up on Mercury for 85-62 win

Lindsay Whalen and Maya Moore scored 20 points apiece and Seimone Augustus added 18 to lead the Minnesota Lynx to an 85-62 win in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday night. Diana Taurasi scored 15 and Brittney Griner had 13 points and six rebounds for the Mercury, who now face a must-win situation in Game 2 in Phoenix on Sunday. Both teams started out cold on, but...

Diana Taurasi Gets a Technical After Kissing Seimone Augustus

This has got to be a first for the WNBA, no? Diana Taurasi received a technical on Thursday night during the 4th quarter of the Western Conference Finals game between the Phoenix Mercury and the Minnesota Lynx after she kissed Seimone Augustus. You can see from the video that the two ladies got in each other’s faces and Diana took the road less traveled. The result was a whole...

Diana Taurasi kisses Seimone Augustus, technicals doled out

Diana Taurasi planted a kiss on Seimone Augustus during Thursday night's game. The refs handed out a pair of technicals for what went down.

Mercury routed by Lynx in Game 1 of West finals

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Lindsay Whalen and Maya Moore scored 20 points apiece and Seimone Augustus added 18 to lead the Minnesota Lynx to an 85-62 win in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday night. Diana Taurasi scored 15 and Brittney Griner had 13 points and six rebounds for the Mercury, who now face a must-win situation in Game 2 in Phoenix on Sunday. Both teams started...

Mercury must regroup quickly for nemesis Lynx

For the record, the Mercury did accept airplane assistance for Tuesday mornings flight home to Phoenix. Were not really sure if that was necessary. But any sky-high emotion left over from knocking off the Sparks in L.A. on Monday night might be grounded by the reality of their next opponent. And heres the root of this dilemma: Theyre dangerous, because they have so many good players...

Mercury’s Diana Taurasi kisses Lynx Seimone Augustus during WNBA Western Conference Finals

Were you aware that the Western Conference finals were happening right now in the WNBA between the Phoenix Mercury and the Minnesota Lynx? Well, they are and during Thursday night’s match up. Mercury star Diana Taurasi and Lynx guard Seimone Augustus got into a little on court mix up, ending up face-to-face with a bit of trash talk. Diana decided to make nice and give Seimone a...

Diana Taurasi kisses Seimone Augustus, gets foul (Video)

Diana Taurasi and Seimone Augustus were called for fouls on Thursday after the Phoenix Mercury guard planted a kiss on the Minnesota Lynx star during an argument. Seriously. The Mercury were getting blown out at the time of the kiss, so the highlight of the game was the battle between the two stars. They were […]

Diana Taurasi kisses Seimone Augustus in WNBA West Finals, receives technical

During the 4th quarter of Game 1 of the WNBA Western Conference Finals, Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi got into a pushing match with Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus.  Taurasi ended the altercation by kissing Augustus on the cheek and both players received technicals.  Definitely the first time I have ever seen kissing occur during a sporting event. [@cjzero]

Finally, there's kissing in the WNBA

Unfortunately it's Diana Taurasi and Seimone Augustus. **Follow us on Twitter, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return to BobsBlitz.comFollow us on Twitter. Subscribe or Return to Bob's Blitz.

Diana Taurasi And Seimone Augustus Received A Double Technical For Kissing

Did I lure you in with the sexy, racy title? Good. Because that’s not really what happened at all. Last night, the Minnesota Lynx took a 1-0 lead over the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA Western Conference Finals, and Diana Taurasi led the way for Phoenix in the losing effort with 15 points. However, Taurasi lost her cool a little in the 4th period and shoved Seimone Augustus with...

Diana Taurasi kissed Seimone Augustus and they both got technicals

It isn’t often that we have WNBA or any woman’s sport taking up space here, but hey, when you have two female athletes kissing one another in the midst of a heated altercation, it is hard to ignore it. When…Read more →

WNBA Kiss Earns Double Technical Fouls

Here is something you don’t see everyday on the basketball court. Tensions were high between Diana Taurasi and Seimone Augustus in a WNBA game Thursday night. After some aggressive bumping between the two players, Taurasi slipped in a gave Augustus a kiss on the check. The ref stepped in and give both players technical fouls. The post WNBA Kiss Earns Double Technical Fouls appeared...
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