Latest WNBA Playoffs News

WNBA changes its playoff format to more traditional bracket

Nov. 18, 2021 16:33 PM EST

The WNBA is changing its playoff format to a more traditional bracket. The league announced Thursday that the postseason will consist of three rounds — best- of-three games for the first round and best-of-five games for subsequent ones — beginning this summer. The top...

Breanna Stewart undergoes minor surgery on Achilles tendon

Oct. 14, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart underwent surgery for a minor repair and reinforcement of the Achilles tendon in her left leg, the team announced Thursday. Stewart had the surgery performed by Dr. Martin O’Malley in New York on Wednesday. Stewart...

Dream picks longtime WNBA player Tanisha Wright as new coach

Oct. 12, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Dream hired longtime WNBA player Tanisha Wright as its new head coach on Tuesday, looking to bring stability to a team that struggled under two interim coaches this past season. The 37-year-old Wright played 14 seasons with the Seattle Storm,...

Mercury's Nurse out for rest of playoffs with torn ACL

Oct. 08, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Mercury starting wing Kia Nurse will miss the remainder of the playoffs after tearing her ACL in Game 4 of the WNBA semifinals. The Mercury announced an MRI revealed the tear Friday, a few hours before the Mercury faced Las Vegas with a spot in...

Mohegan Sun suspends betting on WNBA at new sportsbook

Oct. 04, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

The Mohegan Sun casino announced Monday that it has suspended wagering on the WNBA after questions were raised over a potential conflict in taking bets on the Connecticut Sun, a team also owned by the Mohegan Tribe. The issue came up after Gov. Ned Lamont opened the...

Mercury beat Aces 87-60 to take 2-1 lead in WNBA semifinals

Oct. 03, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Phoenix Mercury have three of the best players in the WNBA, each one capable of taking over a game. But this team goes deeper than Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner and Skylar Diggins-Smith. Brianna Turner proved it in Game 3 of...

WNBA playoff semifinals all even, shifts to Chicago, Phoenix

Oct. 01, 2021 22:38 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The WNBA semifinal playoff series are knotted at a game apiece and both could go the full five games based on the historic and gritty performances thus far. Diana Taurasi and the Phoenix Mercury put on a shooting clinic as they scored the most...

Tribe accepting bets on games involving WNBA team it owns

Oct. 01, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

On the first legal sports wager in Connecticut, Gov. Ned Lamont showed a potential area of concern for the state. Lamont placed the first bet at the Mohegan Sun, putting $50 on the Connecticut Sun to win its playoff game with the Chicago Sky, moments after casino...

Record night for Taurasi, Mercury in Game 2 rout over Aces

Oct. 01, 2021 01:43 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Even on an injured foot, Diana Taurasi showed she's far from done chasing another championship. Taurasi scored a playoff career-high 37 points and the Phoenix Mercury overwhelmed the Las Vegas Aces 117-91 on Thursday night to even the best-of-five WNBA...

Thomas leads Sun to 79-68 win over Sky to even series 1-1

Sep. 30, 2021 22:47 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas worked hard for eight months rehabbing her torn Achilles' tendon to be able to provide a spark for the Connecticut Sun in the playoffs. The Sun's “engine” did just that, scoring 15 points and providing a defensive presence to...