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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....

Las Vegas Aces head coach Bill Laimbeer during the second half of a WNBA basketball game against the Phoenix Mercury Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

WNBA playoff field set with Las Vegas earning top seed

Sep. 14, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

The WNBA playoff field is finally set and will tipoff Tuesday now that the league's abridged 22-game season has come to an end. The postseason will begin Tuesday with the defending champion Washington Mystics taking on Diana Taurasi and Phoenix in a single elimination game in the opening round. Chicago will face...

Mystics grab final playoff spot in 85-78 win over Dream

Sep. 13, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Ariel Atkins scored 26 points and the Washington Mystics clinched the eighth and final seed to the playoffs with an 85-78 win over the Atlanta Dream on Sunday. The Mystics (9-13) will take on No. 5-seed Phoenix (13-9) on Tuesday in a single-elimination game. Washington's win...

Defending champion Mystics keep playoff hopes alive

Sep. 8, 2020 10:45 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Myisha Hines-Allen had 26 points, nine rebounds and four assists, Tianna Hawkins made four straight free throws in the final eight seconds and the defending WNBA champion Washington Mystics beat the Minnesota Lynx 89-86 on Tuesday night to keep their playoff hopes alive. Washington...

Liberty snap 7-game skid, beat Sky 101-99 on Clarendon's FTs

Aug. 25, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Layshia Clarendon drove the lane and was fouled with 0.3 seconds left and made both free throws as New York beat the Chicago Sky 101-99 on Tuesday night for the Liberty's second win of the season. New York (2-12) had lost seven straight games, with its last victory coming on August 7...

Burke scores 23, Fever snap Storm's 9-game winning streak

Aug. 20, 2020 10:51 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Kennedy Burke scored a career-high 23 points, Teaira McCowan had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and the Indiana Fever snapped the Seattle Storm's nine-game winning streak with a 90-84 victory on Thursday night. Seattle (11-2) hadn't lost since July 30 when it fell to the defending...

Powers scores career-high 27, Mystics beat Sun 94-89

Jul. 28, 2020 9:37 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Aerial Powers scored a career-high 27 points on 10-of-14 shooting and the Washington Mystics beat the Connecticut Sun 94-89 on Tuesday night in a rematch of the 2019 Finals. Ariel Atkins and Myisha Hines-Allen each scored 16 points for the defending champion Mystics (2-0) and Emma...

Stewart, Bird return; Storm beat Liberty in Ionescu's debut

Jul. 25, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 18 points, eight rebounds and four steals in her first WNBA game since helping Seattle win the 2018 championship, sending the Storm past the New York Liberty 87-71 Saturday in the season opener for both teams. The 2020 WNBA season, delayed and shortened by the...