WNBA Playoffs Take a Filthy Turn as 6’8 Tierra McCowan Has No Mercy for ‘Short’ 27 YO Star

Published 09/21/2023, 5:40 AM EDT

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The Dallas Wings defeated the Atlanta Dream in Game 2 of their first-round series with a commanding 101-74 victory to complete an incredible two-game sweep. With this triumph, the Wings created history with their first playoff series victory since they moved to Detroit in 2009.

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While the game had already been competitive with the two teams vying for a spot in the playoff semifinals, the game took a filthy turn as 6’8 Tierra McCowan showed no mercy for her ‘short’ 27-year-old opponent.

A disrespectful shot takes center stage

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In this playoff match, the Wings’ outstanding teamwork was what really set them apart. The Dallas Wings made WNBA postseason history by being the first team to have seven players score in double figures in a single game. Both Awak Kuier and Satou Sabally scored 13 points. Kalani Brown contributed to the team’s scoring depth with her 12 points. With 11 and 10 points, respectively, Crystal Dangerfield and Natasha Howard also made major contributions.

However, Arike Ogunbowale, who dominated the paint, was one of the night’s most notable performances. She added 20 points, including many pivotal baskets that turned the tide in the Wings’ favor. Shortly trailing behind was Teaira McCowan. McCowan not only scored 12 points but also grabbed 16 rebounds.

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While the game itself was competitive with the playoff semifinal spot on the line, Teaira McCowan took it up a notch with her trash talk.

During the third quarter of the game with barely six minutes left, McCowan was a scoring machine. Taking a pass from Satou Sabally, Arike Ogunbowale attempted to get a basket in. However, the ball didn’t initially find its way into the basket. Fortunately for the Wings, Teaira McCowan was placed just next to the basket.

She made a quick and fast move to grab the rebound and made a flawless shot. As if that wasn’t disappointing enough for the Dream, what followed was an unfiltered on-court rivalry aimed at Monique Billings.

M Billings, standing at 6’2, attempted to block McCowan’s shot from going in. However, she failed. Following the shot, McCowan made a notion with her knees close to the ground, calling her ‘short’.

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Meanwhile the Dallas Wings will face the Las Vegas Aces on Sunday following their victory.

The Las Vegas Aces vs. the Dallas Wings

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The No. 1 seed Las Vegas Aces and the No. 4 seed Dallas Wings will square off in a highly anticipated WNBA postseason game on Sunday, September 24th. The Aces are determined to win another championship behind their outstanding team as they navigate the playoffs as the defending champions.

With victories of 87-59 in Game 1 and 92-70 in Game 2, Las Vegas swept the Chicago Sky to establish their superiority in the first round. The Aces’ star player, A’ja Wilson, a two-time MVP, averaged an outstanding 26.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 4.0 blocks in the opening round. Jackie Young, Kelsey Plum, Alysha Clark, Chelsea Gray and others all contributed with double-digit scoring.

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The Dallas Wings, on the other hand, showed their own strength in the first round under the leadership of Satou Sabally, Arike Ogunbowale and Tearia McCowan. In games 1 and 2, they convincingly crushed the Atlanta Dream, 94-82 in game 1 and 101-74 in game 2. The Wings’ main players, Sabally and Ogunbowale, averaged 22.5 and 22.0 points each while making noteworthy all-around contributions.

The Aces and Wings faced off against each other four times during the regular season of 2023. The Las Vegas Aces won every game, though often by slim margins. The Aces are projected to be favorites to win this series and earn a spot in the WNBA Finals for a second consecutive season despite their close regular-season games. Who are you rooting for? Let us know in the comments below!

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Ranjitha Ramesh is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. With a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Ranjitha has a strong foundation in reporting and writing. Her passion for basketball, particularly the Lakers and LeBron James, fuels her desire to delve into the lifestyle and off-court activities of NBA stars.
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