It's like little Ralphie from "A Christmas Story." Everyone sets out for an A grade. But with just three teams boasting winning records at the All-Star break, most teams scored far below their expectations.
With all five starters back from its 2013 championship team, Minnesota opens the league's 18th season -- which opens Friday -- as the WNBA favorite.
Shameka Christon scored 11 points, Loree Moore added 10 and the Liberty rallied in the second half for a 65-61 victory over the turnover-prone Sparks.
Betty Lennox scored 20 points, Tina Thompson had 16 and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the New York Liberty 69-60 on Thursday night.
Janel McCarville's layup with 6.4 seconds left lifted the New York Liberty to a 69-68 win over the Los Angeles Sparks on Friday night.
Mwadi Mabika scored 19 points to lead the Sparks to a 73-63 victory over New York, handing the Liberty their season-high seventh straight loss.
Loree Moore had 20 points and a career-high six steals to lead the New York Liberty to an 80-68 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Friday night.
Before the WNBA's 11th season tips off May 19, our analyst answers 10 burning questions for 2007.
Los Angeles 69, New York 65 (OT)
LOS ANGELES 65, NEW YORK 49
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