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Vandersloot, DeShields help Sky beat Fever 115-106 in 2OT

Aug. 18, 2018 6:51 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Diamond DeShields scored 24 points on 11-of-16 shooting and Courtney Vandersloot had 24 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists to help the Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever 115-106 in double overtime Saturday. Cheyenne Parker added 20 points, and Kahleah Cooper and Allie Quigley scored...

Cloud hits winner at buzzer, Mystics top Sparks 69-67

Aug. 18, 2018 12:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Natasha Cloud made a fade-away jumper just before the buzzer to give the Washington Mystics a 69-67 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Friday night for their eighth straight victory. Washington (22-11) is in a second-place tie with Atlanta, which lost to the Phoenix Mercury 104-95....

Griner, Taurasi lead Mercury over Dream 104-95

Aug. 18, 2018 12:22 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Brittney Griner had 33 points, 18 rebounds and seven blocks, and Diana Taurasi added 27 points and a career-high-tying 14 assists to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Atlanta Dream 104-95 on Friday night. Phoenix (19-14) clinched a first-round home game in the playoffs. Atlanta (22-11) is...

Stewart has double-double, Storm secure top seed in playoffs

Aug. 18, 2018 12:13 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 22 points and 15 rebounds and the Seattle Storm beat the New York Liberty 85-77 on Friday night to secure the top seed in the WNBA playoffs. Seattle (25-8) has won 15 of its last 18 games and has home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. Sue Bird had 13 points and six...

Cambage has 43 points, Wings clinch final WNBA playoff spot

Aug. 17, 2018 10:36 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Elizabeth Cambage had 43 points and 13 rebounds and the Dallas Wings beat the Las Vegas Aces 107-102 on Friday night to clinch the final WNBA playoff spot and end a nine-game losing streak. It ended a turbulent stretch for Dallas, giving interim coach Taj McWilliams-Franklin her...

Jonquel Jones hits 5 3s, Sun ease by Lynx 96-79

Aug. 17, 2018 9:40 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones made five 3-points and scored 26 points, Alyssa Thomas had 18 points, eight rebounds and eight assists and the Connecticut Sun beat the Minnesota Lynx 96-79 on Friday night. Connecticut (20-13), winners of eight of nine, secured a first-round bye with the victory and...

Stephen Curry supports women's game by hosting girls camps

Aug. 16, 2018 5:27 AM EDT

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Just like Steph, seventh-grader Amanda Kerner stood before a big crowd and knocked down shot after shot from five different spots on the court — 20 makes in 2 1/2 minutes, complete with a buzzer-beater. For one afternoon, Stephen Curry ensured that 200 girls in his camp...

Through hoops: Combined Koreas set tone for Asian Games

Aug. 16, 2018 4:01 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — One win into the Asian Games and the bigger picture is already clear for the combined Koreas basketball team. Three North Korean players, including top-scorer Ro Suk Yong, and nine South Koreans combined for a 108-40 win over host Indonesia on the opening night of the women's...

McBride has 15 points in 4th, Aces move into 8th-place tie

Aug. 16, 2018 12:07 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A'ja Wilson had 18 of her 19 points in the first half, Kayla McBride scored all 15 of her points in the fourth quarter and the Las Vegas Aces beat the short-handed New York Liberty 85-72 on Wednesday night to move into a tie for the final playoff spot. Las Vegas (14-18) and Dallas are tied...

Delle Donne scores 25, Mystics get 7th straight victory

Aug. 15, 2018 9:13 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 25 points, Kristi Toliver added 19 and the Washington Mystics used an 18-2 fourth quarter to beat the Indiana Fever 76-62 on Wednesday night. Washington (21-11) has won seven straight and is one game behind second-place Atlanta (22-10), with the top two seeds...