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The Minnesota Lynx celebrate their win over the Phoenix Mercury during a WNBA playoff basketball game Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Lynx edge Mercury 80-79 to advance to WNBA semifinals

Sep. 17, 2020 11:33 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Rookie of the year Crystal Dangerfield scored 15 of her 17 points in the second half and Minnesota beat Phoenix 80-79 on Thursday night to advance to the semifinals of the WNBA playoffs. Damiris Dantas led Minnesota with 22 points although she missed a pair of free throws with 6.1...

Phoenix Mercury guard Shey Peddy (5) is swarmed by teammates after Peddy scored the game-winning shot as time expired during a WNBA basketball first-round playoff game agains the Washington Mystics, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Peddy makes buzzer-beating 3, Mercury oust defending champs

Sep. 16, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Shey Peddy made a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to give the Phoenix Mercury an 85-84 victory over the defending WNBA champion Washington Mystics on Tuesday night in the first round of the playoffs. Fifth-seeded Phoenix moves on to play No. 4 seed Minnesota on Thursday in the second round....

Six Storm players reach double figures, rout Mercury 83-60

Sep. 12, 2020 12:17 AM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Jordin Canada scored 13 points and the Seattle Storm routed the Phoenix Mercury 83-60 on Friday night for their seventh victory in a row. First-place Seattle (18-3) will close the regular season Sunday against Las Vegas, taking a 1 1/2-game lead over the Aces into the final. Phoenix...

Mercury blows 22-point lead, rallies for win over Sun in OT

Sep. 10, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith scored a season-high 33 points, including a tying 35-footer at the end of regulation, Diana Taurasi added 28, and the Phoenix Mercury gave up a 22-point lead before beating the Connecticut Sun 100-95 in overtime on Wednesday night. Brianna Turner had 10 points, a...

Connecticut Sun's DeWanna Bonner, left, drives past Las Vegas Aces' A'ja Wilson during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Sun earn playoff berth, Seattle back on top of power poll

Sep. 8, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

DeWanna Bonner got off to a great individual start to the season, but as she was thriving the Connecticut Sun lost their first five games. The veteran, who went to Connecticut during the offseason after playing for the Phoenix Mercury, watched video and felt that while she was scoring at a high rate, she wasn't...

Bonner scores 25 against former team, Sun get playoff spot

Sep. 7, 2020 8:19 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — DeWanna Bonner scored 25 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Alyssa Thomas had 22 points, nine rebounds and nine assists and the Connecticut Sun clinched a playoff spot with an 85-70 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Monday night. Connecticut (10-10) has won 10 of its last 15 games,...

Ogunbowale heroics leads Dallas past Washington in OT 101-94

Sep. 6, 2020 10:12 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale scored a career-high 39 points, including a tying 3-pointer with 0.7 seconds left in regulation, and the Dallas Wings beat the Washington Mystics with a 101-94 overtime win on Sunday. The victory gave Dallas a 1 1/2-game lead over Washington for the final playoff...

Diggins-Smith has season-high 30 points, Mercury top Liberty

Sep. 5, 2020 10:21 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith scored a season-high 30 points and the Phoenix Mercury beat the New York Liberty 83-67 on Saturday night for their sixth straight victory. The Liberty (2-16) were eliminated from playoff contention, the first team to drop out. Diggins-Smith was 11 of 19 from the...

Diggins-Smith and Taurasi led Mercury to playoffs

Sep. 3, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 28 points and Diana Taurasi added 27, matching her career high with eight 3-pointers, to help the Phoenix Mercury clinch a playoff spot with a 105-81 win over the Indiana Fever on Thursday night. Taurasi, who made seven 3-pointers in a win over Las Vegas...

Las Vegas Aces forward Dearica Hamby goes up for a shot during the first half of the team's WNBA basketball game against the Dallas Wings, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

WNBA playoff picture comes into focus, teams clinch berths

Sep. 1, 2020 11:10 PM EDT

With less than two weeks left in the regular season, the WNBA playoff picture is becoming clearer. Seattle, Las Vegas and Los Angeles have already clinched spots in the postseason. Minnesota and Chicago reached the playoffs Tuesday night after Atlanta beat Indiana. It's the 10th straight season the Lynx are in...