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Mercury beat Fever for 7th straight time, 99-78

Jun. 30, 2022 00:40 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith had 17 points and seven assists, Sophie Cunningham added 14 points and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Indiana Fever 99-78 on Wednesday night. Phoenix (9-12) beat Indiana for a seventh straight time, including an 83-71 victory on Monday. ...

Bird sets WNBA career wins record as Storm beat Aces 88-78

Jun. 30, 2022 00:32 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Sue Bird became the WNBA's leader in career wins with 324 on Wednesday night as the Seattle Storm beat the Las Vegas Aces 88-78. Bird, who has announced this will be her final season, passed former Minnesota star Lindsay Whalen. Jewell Loyd led...

Three early Harlem Globetrotter alums get Hall of Fame call

Jun. 29, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass (AP) — Harlem Globetrotters alums Inman Jackson, Wyatt “Sonny” Boswell and Albert “Runt” Pullins will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame along with the Class of 2022. The three were added by the Early African-American Pioneer...

Clippers and Blazers to play preseason game in Seattle

Jun. 29, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The NBA is returning to Seattle — for the preseason, that is. The Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Clippers will play a preseason game at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena on Oct. 3, the teams announced Wednesday. It will be the first NBA event...

Parker's 25 points, 11 rebounds lead Chicago past Sun 91-83

Jun. 29, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Candace Parker had a season-high 25 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, Kahleah Copper scored 15 points and Chicago beat the Connecticut Sun 91-83 on Wednesday for the Sky's fourth straight victory. Parker made a no-look pass to Kahleah Copper with 33.5 seconds...

Mystics make 15 3-pointers in 92-74 victory over Dream

Jun. 29, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Natasha Cloud scored 18 points, Ariel Atkins added 15 and the Washington Mystics made 15 3-pointers in a 92-74 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Tuesday night. Washington was 8 of 12 from 3-point range in the first half to help build a 52-32 lead. Atkins and Cloud...

Jefferson has Lynx's first triple-double in win over Wings

Jun. 28, 2022 22:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Moriah Jefferson had the first triple-double in franchise history with 13 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists, leading the Minnesota Lynx to a 92-64 victory over the Dallas Wings on Tuesday night. Aerial Powers scored 13 of her 20 points in the first...

Trio of Chicago Sky players headline WNBA All-Star reserves

Jun. 28, 2022 20:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot, Kahleah Copper and Emma Meesseman will get a chance to play before their home fans, as the trio was selected Tuesday as reserves for the WNBA All-Star Game on July 10 in Chicago. The Sky stars will join Candace Parker, who was voted as a...

Storm sign former MVP Tina Charles for the rest of season

Jun. 28, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Tina Charles' quest for an elusive WNBA title has brought her to Seattle following a messy end to her brief time in Phoenix. The Storm signed the five-time first-team all-WNBA center for the rest of the season on Tuesday, three days after she was let go by Phoenix in...

Plum has been major reason for Aces success this season

Jun. 28, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

Kelsey Plum views her improved play this season to just having more time on the court. The Las Vegas guard is averaging a career-high 20.7 points and 5.7 assists this year to help the Aces to the best record in the league. She's playing a career-best 34.7 minutes a game — nine more...