Tina Thompson
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"Tina Marie Thompson" is a retired American professional basketball player. The first draft pick in Women's National Basketball Association/WNBA history, Thompson was selected first by the Houston Comets. She helped lead the Comets to four WNBA championships. She has won two Olympic gold medals and has made 9 WNBA All-Star Game appearances. She is the WNBA's all-time leading scorer. In 2011, she was voted in by fans as one of the top 15 players in WNBA history. As of the 2013 season, she is also the only player to play in every WNBA season. Her final professional game occurred on September 22, 2013 in the WNBA Western Conference first round playoff Game 2 at the Tacoma Dome for the Seattle Storm in a 58-55 loss to the Minnesota Lynx.

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I know not to take three-pointers or long jumpers when my legs aren't feeling that great.

Children tend to eat their own lunches and are less likely to swap if they are involved in the planning stages.

Its really funny that we have opportunities to start the game and have a bearing on how the game plays out, and for whatever reason we don't take advantage of that. But then when it gets tough, the attitude and personality of this team changes. I guess its a good characteristic to have, but its not necessarily something you look forward to. But we fare pretty well in that position.

I was tired, playing at about 70%.

It was good to get back on the court, ... I didn't really feel the nerves. We've been playing really good and I didn't want to mess up the flow. I just want to mesh with the team.

It feels good, but from the beginning we just wanted to win. We didn't necessarily care how we did it; we just wanted to get it done.

Every day, it's better, ... I wouldn't say that I was at the top of my game right now. I'm just working with what I have. I'm not going to do things I'm not able to do physically. And I'm just going to kind of go with it.

You always want to go into the playoffs on a positive note to get some type of momentum, ... And to be able to beat a team like L.A. the way we did is really a good feeling. It's definitely a confidence-booster going into the postseason.

They are the best outside shooting team in the WNBA. In just the last two minutes of the game, they put on a shooting clinic. It was good for us that we did our business early and played a good 35, 37 minutes so we can be in a position where shots like that couldn't make a big difference in the game.