The intensity defense in the WNBA is unbelievable and I will break it down why is that the case. The NBA fans were accustomed to that type intensity in the 90s and 2000s. However, the rules changed in the NBA and players can longer hand-check let alone be aggressive on defense. The intensity I am talking about I witnessed it during the Seattle Storm vs Las Vegas Aces Friday’s game.

First of all, what an incredible unbelievable game the Storm and Aces showcased for the fans. One of the few games I will forever cherish as a fan of the WNBA. What I witnessed reminded me of the 90s NBA game. Pushing, shoving, hustling for the rebounds and man to man defense. What a moment and an amazing game.

Natasha Howard Player of the week

Secondly, let’s talk about how aggressive the player of the week Natasha Howard performed on Friday’s game. During last week’s game, Howard averaged 4.5 blocks per game. However, on Friday’s game, she finished with 21 points, 3 assists, and 10 rebounds. That’s what I called intensity defense in the WNBA. Not to forget she is averaging 2.1 steals per game.

Liz Cambage

In addition, Howard was able to stop one of the best Centers in the league Liz Cambage. Cambage finished with 16 points for Friday’s game and her field goal attempts were 7-15. Her free throw attempts were low as a result she finished 2-5 from the line. In fact, she killed the boards with 14 rebounds on Friday’s game. On the other hand, it was not a perfect game, to say the least, but the energy from both teams was epic.

Meanwhile, take a look at the highlights and enjoy the game.

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Penny G

Hello, my name is Penny Guevara, I am the WNBA Dept Head/Head of Talent Acquisition /social media coordinator. I joined Belly Up Sports a year ago and haven't looked back since. A family-oriented company that only makes you better. I have an Associate's degree in Sports Management and a certificate in Media Communications. I cover NCAA games for USF and I also cover the Orlando Magic. My passion for sports comes from a young age. My favorite quote is, " Everything happens for a reason"

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