Alba Torrens scored 12 of her 28 points in the fourth quarter and Spain beat Turkey 66-56 in the semifinals of the women's world championship on Saturday night.
WNBA commissioner Laurel Richie hopes the U.S. women's basketball team winning gold means more eyes will be on her league in the second half of the season and into the playoffs.
The WNBA just had a month-long break, but the playoff push will be intense from the get-go when games resume Thursday.
Tina Charles' 28 points weren't enough to help the United States overcome too many turnovers in a 83-77 loss to 2011 Czech League champion USK Prague on Saturday.
Brittney Griner scored 16 of her 22 points in the second half in the United States' 80-76 loss to Ros Casares Valencia on Wednesday night.
Baylor phenom Brittney Griner and Chicago Sky rookie Courtney Vandersloot were added to the U.S. women's basketball national pool Monday.
All three assistant coaches from the 2006 USA Women's World Championship Team will remain on the sidelines for the U.S. senior women's national team through the 2008 Olympics, USA Basketball announced Wednesday.
Reject an offer to play for USA Basketball? Not the Sun's Katie Douglas, despite a report to the contrary.