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Lynx forward Napheesa Collier named WNBA Rookie of Year

Sep. 16, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier has been named the WNBA Rookie of the Year. Collier is one of four unanimous selections on the All-Rookie Team announced Monday. The others are Indiana Fever center Teaira McCowan, Dallas Wings guard Arike Ogunbowale and Las Vegas Aces guard Jackie...

DeShields leads Sky 105-75 rout of Mercury in playoff opener

Sep. 11, 2019 10:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Diamond DeShields scored 25 points and the fifth-seeded Chicago Sky used a dominating second half for a 105-76 win over the eighth-seeded Phoenix Mercury in a first-round, winner-take-all playoff game on Wednesday night. Astou Nadour and Stefanie Dolson added 16 points apiece for the Sky,...

Griner returns after injuring knee in first half

Sep. 11, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Phoenix center Brittney Griner returned to start the second half with a brace on her left knee after injuring it in the second quarter against Chicago on Wednesday night. Griner was setting a screen and was called for an offensive foul. Chicago guard Allie Quigley appeared to have her knee...

WNBA postseason gets underway with pair of first-round games

Sep. 11, 2019 3:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After a wild regular season, the WNBA postseason gets underway with a pair of first-round games. Top seeds Washington and Connecticut don't play for another week, as the teams earned double byes to the semifinals. Los Angeles and Las Vegas don't play until Sunday against the winners of...

Cambage, Wilson help Aces beat Mercury, clinch No. 4 seed

Sep. 8, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Liz Cambage had 21 points and A'ja Wilson scored eight of her 20 points in the final three-plus minutes to help the Las Vegas Aces beat the Phoenix Mercury 98-89 on Sunday, clinching the No. 4 seed in the playoffs. The Aces, who missed the playoffs each of the last four years earned a bye in...

Sims scores 22 points, Lynx beat Mercury 83-69

Sep. 7, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Odyssey Sims scored 11 of her 22 points in a game-changing and contentious third quarter and the Minnesota Lynx rolled to an 83-69 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Friday night. The Mercury led 44-40 at the half but were outscored 9-0 to start the third quarter. DeWanna Bonner picked up...

Howard has 22, Storm dispatch Mercury 82-70

Sep. 4, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Natasha Howard scored 11 of her 22 points in the first quarter and the Seattle Storm got off to a strong start en route to an 82-70 win over the Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday night in a battle for playoff positioning. Seattle (17-15) moved into a tie with Minnesota for the sixth seed and holds...

Parker, Ndour score 18 apiece as Sky beat Mercury 105-78

Sep. 1, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cheyenne Parker and Astou Ndour scored 18 points apiece to lead six Chicago players scoring in double figures and the Sky beat the Phoenix Mercury 105-78 on Sunday. Diamond DeShields added 15 points, Allie Quigley had 12, Kahleah Copper 11 points and Stephanie Dolson 10 for Chicago. Courtney...

Griner leads Mercury to playoff berth in 65-58 win

Aug. 29, 2019 9:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 21 points and the Phoenix Mercury grabbed the final WNBA playoff spot with a 65-58 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Thursday night. It's the seventh consecutive postseason berth for Phoenix (15-15). Griner, the only player in the league averaging over 20 points per...

Taurasi's back and ready to help Phoenix make postseason run

Aug. 28, 2019 4:35 AM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Diana Taurasi admits she's been fortunate throughout her basketball career not to have been injured often. She was hard-pressed to remember many times she had to miss games because of an injury. It's really only happened once before in her storied career when she sat out the first...