The Mercury have set the standard this season. But with the return of Rebekkah Brunson and Seimone Augustus, Minnesota finally has all five of its starters on the floor again for the first time since last fall's WNBA Finals.
Not long after winning her second WNBA title in three seasons, Maya Moore knew she could be even better. This season, a lighter, leaner version of the perennial MVP candidate is leading the league in scoring.
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.