The Connecticut Sun were supposed to be a fringe contender without Alyssa Thomas. Instead, they’ve been a juggernaut, rising to the top of this week’s WNBA Power Rankings.Orlando Magic
Westbrook has always had his fair share of swagger. That image is above and beyond it.Brooklyn Nets
The Mavs were dialed in on matchups — the Clippers did as promised and put Leonard and George on Doncic more (they gave him a variety of looks). Dallas handled it, set picks, forced switches, and got the Clippers out of those matchups. Doncic hunted Ivica Zubac all night long (especially in key stretches), eventually playing the big man off the floor and forcing the Clippers to close the game with Leonard and George as their tallest players on the floor. If it wasn’t Zubac, Doncic went at Patrick Beverley or Reggie Jackson, backing them down and scoring close to the rim.Detroit Pistons
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"And this is a team that our league, they want to see -- there's a huge fan base -- and they want to see New York in the playoffs."
The 25-year-old set the tone for the rest of his teammates while repeatedly silencing a loud Salt Lake City crowd with his recurring big plays.
When a similar question came up a day later, the Dallas coach showed he might be ready to quit answering them.Atlanta Hawks
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