They score inside at will, battle for the boards, block shots and stretch defenses. Beginning with Los Angeles' Candace Parker, espnW names the top five centers in the WNBA.
Tina Charles celebrated her first WNBA MVP award with 17 points and four blocks, powering the Connecticut Sun to a 65-60 victory over the New York Liberty in their playoff opener on Thursday night.
Candace Parker had 33 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Sparks to an 87-81 victory over the Connecticut Sun on Wednesday night.
Tina Charles scored a season-low eight points against the Chicago Sky in the Connecticut Sun's only loss of the season.
Former WNBA player Margo Dydek has died after suffering a heart attack a week ago and being placed in a medically induced coma.
Tina Charles had 17 points and 14 rebounds, setting a rookie record with her 18th double-double, and the Connecticut Sun preserved their playoff hopes with a 76-67 win over the Washington Mystics on Sunday.
Amber Jacobs' playmaking might be the secret ingredient in Minnesota's success, writes Graham Hays.
Katie Douglas scored 20 points and Margo Dydek had another big game in the middle for Connecticut with 14 rebounds and five blocks to lead the Sun to an 81-69 win over the Seattle Storm on Tuesday.
The top shot-blocker in the WNBA the last six years, 7-foot-2 Margo Dydek had a team-record nine against San Antonio Saturday to help lead the Connecticut Sun to an 80-69 win over the Silver Spurs.
Katie Smith scored 27 points, and rookie Nicole Ohlde had a career-high five blocks to lead the Minnesota Lynx to a 68-52 victory Thursday night over the poor-shooting Connecticut Sun.
LOS ANGELES 76, CONNECTICUT 74 (OT)