Is the outlook bleak or does Supersonic hope still spring eternal?
Seimone Augustus hit a 15-foot jumper with 21.1 seconds left and the Minnesota Lynx held off the Seattle Storm for a 58-55 victory on Sunday and a sweep of the best-of-three Western Conference semifinals.
The legal system gives and it takes away. California investor and would-be NBA owner Chris Hansen knows that well. In one afternoon he scored a major legal victory, and was also fined tens of thousands of dollars by the state of California.
A Seattle group opposed to professional sports subsidies says arena developer Chris Hansen is getting a sweetheart deal and taxpayers are picking up the tab.
Tina Thompson showed once again that she has plenty left at age 38. Thompson scored 14 of her 23 points in the second half and became the third player in WNBA history to reach 3,000 career rebounds, leading the Seattle Storm to a 77-70 win over the defending champion Indiana Fever on Saturday night.
Maya Moore scored 20 points and Lindsay Whalen added 19 to help the Minnesota Lynx clinch their third consecutive Western Conference title with a 73-60 victory over the Seattle Storm on Tuesday night.
Reserve Riquna Williams scored 26 points as the Tulsa Shock snapped a six-game losing streak with an 86-59 win Wednesday over the Seattle Storm.
Tamika Catchings scored 18 points and the defending champion Indiana Fever pulled away in the fourth quarter and beat the Seattle Storm 71-63 on Sunday night.
Candice Dupree had 18 points and Brittney Griner added 17 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots to lead the Mercury (0-2). DeWanna Bonner scored 11 points and Diana Taurasi had 10.
Angel McCoughtry didn't want the Atlanta Dream to slow down without Sancho Lyttle on the floor.
The Los Angeles Sparks haven't shied away from talking about their championship aspirations entering the 2013 season.
After months of waiting and politicking, recommendations and reversals, and a remarkable amount of money being thrown around, fans in Seattle will finally learn Wednesday whether they will cheer on a team with the SuperSonics name again or whether the Kings will remain in Sacramento.
A person familiar with the deal says the Maloof family has reached an agreement with a Sacramento group headed by software tycoon Vivek Ranadive to sell a 65 percent controlling interest in the Kings at a total franchise valuation of $535 million.
For the second time in three years, the Sacramento Kings will host their regular-season finale with the franchise's future uncertain.