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Loyd ties record, scores 36, Storm top Mercury to get bye

Sep. 18, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Jewell Loyd tied a WNBA record with 22 points in the first quarter and finished with a career-high 37 to help the Seattle Storm secure a first-round bye in the WNBA playoffs with a 94-85 win over the Phoenix Mercury on Friday night. Seattle (21-11)...

Aces rout Sky 103-70, clinch second seed

Sep. 17, 2021 22:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Riquna Williams scored 22 points, Kelsey Plum added 20 and the Las Vegas Aces used a big run to close the first half to rout the Chicago Sky 103-70 on Friday night and clinch the second seed for the WNBA playoffs. Dearica Hamby added 17 for Las Vegas...

Fowles leads Lynx past Fever, secure playoff bye

Sep. 17, 2021 21:35 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sylvia Fowles scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx pulled away in the second half for a 92-73 win over the Indiana Fever on Friday night, clinching a first-round bye in the WNBA playoffs. Minnesota (21-10) has won 16 of 19...

Liberty keep alive playoff hopes with 91-80 win over Mystics

Sep. 17, 2021 21:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Natasha Howard scored 24 points, Sabrina Ionescu added 22 and the New York Liberty keep alive their playoff hopes with a 91-80 victory over the Washington Mystics on Friday night. The Liberty (12-20) need Washington to lose to Minnesota on Sunday and...

Sykes scores 17 points, Sparks keep postseason hopes alive

Sep. 16, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — Brittney Sykes scored 17 points, Nneka Ogwumike had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Atlanta Dream 74-68 on Thursday night to keep their playoff hopes alive. Los Angeles (12-19) is in ninth place, a half-game behind...

WNBA-leading Sun rout Liberty 98-69 for 13th straight win

Sep. 15, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones had 18 points and 13 rebounds, DeWanna Bonner also scored 18 points and the WNBA-leading Connecticut Sun beat the New York Liberty 98-69 on Wednesday night for their 13th straight victory. Jones completed her league-leading 17th...

Hayes scores season-high 31 to lead Atlanta past Indiana

Sep. 14, 2021 21:23 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — Tiffany Hayes scored a season-high 31 points, Courtney Williams had 15 points and 11 rebounds and the Atlanta Dream beat the Indiana Fever 85-78 on Tuesday night for coach Darius Taylor's first home victory. Hayes scored 15 points in the third...

Teams battle for playoff positioning in WNBA's final week

Sep. 14, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With less than a week left in the regular season of the WNBA, playoff seeding, a postseason berth and draft lottery chances are still undecided. Buoyed by a 12-game winning streak, Connecticut has clinched the top seed throughout the playoffs and leads...

Plum scores 26 of her 30 points in 2nd half, Aces beat Wings

Sep. 13, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kelsey Plum scored 26 of her 30 points in the second half, A’ja Wilson had 21 points and 12 rebounds and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Dallas Wings 85-75 on Monday. The Aces trailed 51-41 midway through the third quarter before closing on a 20-6 run for...

Ogwumike, Sparks beat Storm 81-53, keep playoff hopes alive

Sep. 12, 2021 23:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Te'a Cooper scored 19 points, Nneka Ogwumike and Erica Wheeler added 17 points apiece, and the Los Angeles Sparks routed the Seattle Storm 81-53 on Sunday night to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Sparks (11-19) pulled into a tie with the New York...