Latest WNBA basketball News

Meesseman ties career high, Mystics beat Aces, take 2-0 lead

Sep. 19, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — So far this postseason, Emma Meesseman is outshining everyone. Even the newly minted league MVP. Meesseman tied a career high with 30 points in her second consecutive exceptional performance, and the Washington Mystics beat the Las Vegas Aces 103-91 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in...

Williams, Jones help Sun beat Sparks, take 2-0 series lead

Sep. 19, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones and Courtney Williams got the Connecticut Sun going in the third quarter and the team never looked back. Jones scored 27 points and Williams added 25 to help the Sun rout the Los Angeles Sparks 94-68 on Thursday night and take a 2-0 lead in the WNBA semifinals. "I...

Mystics' versatile forward Elena Delle Donne named WNBA MVP

Sep. 19, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne has been named 2019 WNBA MVP in a near-unanimous vote. Delle Donne received 41 of 43 first-place votes after leading Washington to a league-best 26-8 record. She is the first player in WNBA history to win MVP honors with two different teams after doing so...

Gustafson chronicles her pro basketball journey for the AP

Sep. 19, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — I have been playing the game of basketball since I was basically in diapers. For some reason, even back then I thought that putting an orange ball in a basket was quite entertaining. Fast forward about twenty-two years and this still rings true. I am currently living out my dreams as a...

Liberty's Asia Durr has hip surgery; rookie missed 16 games

Sep. 18, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Liberty guard Asia Durr underwent hip surgery on Wednesday, the team announced. Durr, a rookie guard selected second overall by New York in this year's draft, missed 16 games with a groin injury. She started in 15 of her 18 games played, averaging 9.7 points, 1.7 assists and 1.6 rebounds....

Lynx boss Cheryl Reeve chosen WNBA Executive of the Year

Sep. 18, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx general manager and coach Cheryl Reeve has been chosen WNBA basketball executive of the year after steering the team to a ninth straight appearance in the playoffs despite losing several longtime stars. The award announced Wednesday was based on voting by one executive per...

Delle Donne, Meesseman help Mystics edge Aces, 97-95

Sep. 18, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Mystics were thrilled to pull out a close win in the playoffs. Elena Delle Donne scored 24 points and hit a crucial turnaround jumper late, Emma Meesseman added a career postseason high 27 points and 10 rebounds, and the Mystics held on for a 97-95 victory over the Las...

Sun top Sparks 84-75 in Game 1 of WNBA semifinals

Sep. 17, 2019 10:18 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut checked off the first box on its postseason to-do list: winning a playoff game for the first time since 2012. Alyssa Thomas had 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead a balanced Connecticut offense and the Sun opened the WNBA semifinals with an 84-75 win over the Los...

New York wins WNBA lottery, gets No. 1 pick in 2020 draft

Sep. 17, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

The New York Liberty will have the No. 1 pick in next year's WNBA draft for the first time in franchise history. One of the original WNBA teams, the Liberty won the draft lottery Tuesday night. New York had the best odds of getting the No. 1 pick with a 44.2% chance. "It's awesome to be able to have that pick,"...

Chiney Ogwumike praises security after WNBA fan incident

Sep. 17, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike is praising security after she and her sister were rushed by a fan following the Los Angeles Sparks playoff win at the Staples Center on Sunday. Speaking before the Sparks' semifinal game at Connecticut on Tuesday, Ogwumike said arena security defused the situation...