Latest Women's National Basketball Association News

Vandersloot leads balanced Sky past Lynx 89-76

Sep. 26, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot led a balanced offense with 19 points and the sixth-seeded Chicago Sky raced past the third-seeded Minnesota Lynx 89-76 in the second-round, single elimination WNBA playoff game on Sunday night. Chicago opens the best-of-five...

Taurasi, Griner lead Mercury past Storm 85-80 in OT

Sep. 26, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 23 points and grabbed 16 rebounds and Diana Taurasi scored six points in overtime as the Phoenix Mercury beat the Seattle Storm 85-80 in the second-round, single elimination WNBA playoff game on Sunday. Taurasi, a game-time...

Stewart out for playoff game against Mercury

Sep. 25, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart will not play in Sunday’s WNBA second-round playoff game against the Phoenix Mercury. Stewart injured a foot on Sept. 7 in a win over Washington when she came up hobbling after boxing out a Mystics player. The...

Cunningham, Turner lead Mercury to 83-82 win over Liberty

Sep. 24, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Sophie Cunningham hit 6 of 9 3-pointers for a career-high 21 points and Brianna Turner made the winning free throw with less than a second to play, giving the Phoenix Mercury an 83-82 win over the New York Liberty in a first-round WNBA playoff game on Thursday night. ...

Copper, Parker help Sky hold off Wings in playoff opener

Sep. 24, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kahleah Copper scored 23 points, Candace Parker had a double-double and the Chicago Sky beat the Dallas Wings 81-64 in a first-round WNBA playoff game on Thursday night. Parker finished with 11 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists and three steals for the...

Sun forward Jones, coach Miller win major AP WNBA awards

Sep. 22, 2021 21:29 PM EDT

Jonquel Jones is no stranger to winning Associated Press WNBA awards. In previous years, the Connecticut Sun forward has been honored by the media that votes on the weekly AP WNBA power poll as the Sixth Woman of the Year and Most Improved Player. This year, the 6-foot-6...

Sun, Aces get to rest, watch early WNBA postseason matchups

Sep. 22, 2021 03:01 AM EDT

Jonquel Jones and the Connecticut Sun have dominated opponents this season, winning their last 14 games en route to the best record in the WNBA. That earned the Sun a double bye in the playoffs that begin Thursday. And if history is any indication, they are in a good spot...

First round WNBA playoff capsules

Sep. 21, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

A look at the two first-round games in the WNBA playoffs that will be played Thursday: No. 5 Phoenix (19-13) vs No. 8 New York (12-20) Season Series: Mercury, 2-1. Phoenix: The Mercury enter the playoffs with three straight losses...

DeShields scores 30 as Sky pulls away, beat Fever 98-87

Sep. 19, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Diamond DeShields scored a season-high 30 points and Chicago used a 14-4 run to pull away as the Sky beat the Indiana Fever 98-87 on Sunday night in the regular-season finale. Chicago (16-16) is the No. 6 seed and is home Thursday against No. 7 Dallas....

Plum, Young lift Aces over Mercury 84-83

Sep. 19, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Kelsey Plum scored 23 points, Jackie Young scored on a putback with 4.3 seconds left and Ji-Su Park blocked a final shot as the Las Vegas Aces defeated the Phoenix Mercury 84-83 on Sunday in a regular-season finale. The Aces welcomed back center Liz...