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The Seattle Storm celebrate their win over Minnesota Lynx during the second half of Game 1 of a WNBA basketball semifinal round playoff series Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Clark's putback at buzzer lifts Storm past Lynx 88-86

Sep. 23, 2020 12:24 AM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — It's been a crazy 48 hours for the Seattle Storm and it was only fitting that their WNBA playoffs series opener had a wild finish. Alysha Clark's putback at the buzzer lifted the Storm past the Lynx 88-86 on Tuesday night in the first game of the semifinal series. Seattle inbounded...

Wilson has 29 points, 7 blocks; Aces even series with Sun

Sep. 22, 2020 9:52 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A’ja Wilson had 29 points, seven rebounds and a career-high seven blocks to lead the top-seeded Las Vegas Aces past the Connecticut Sun 83-75 on Tuesday night to even the best-of-five playoff series at 1-1. Wilson converted a three-point play with 1:03 remaining to break a tie...

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert answers questions about a postponed game between the Seattle Storm and the Minnesota Lynx after Game 1 of a WNBA basketball semifinal round playoff game between the Connecticut Sun and the Las Vegas Aces, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

WNBA postpones game between Storm and Lynx due to COVID-19

Sep. 20, 2020 10:26 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The opener of the WNBA playoff series between the Seattle Storm and the Minnesota Lynx was postponed nearly 90 minutes before its scheduled tipoff Sunday because of inconclusive COVID-19 test results for Storm players. The players with inconclusive results have undergone additional...

Thomas's career-high 31 leads Sun past Aces 87-62 in Game 1

Sep. 20, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Jasmine Thomas had a career-high 31 points, Alyssa Thomas scored 18, and the Connecticut Sun pulled away early and cruised to an 87-62 win over the Las Vegas Aces in Game of 1 of the best-of-five WNBA semifinals Sunday. Alyssa Thomas had six rebounds, five assists, five steals and...

Connecticut Sun forward DeWanna Bonner celebrates after her team defeated the Los Angeles Sparks during a WNBA playoff basketball game Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Bonner, Sun eliminate Sparks 73-58, head for semifinals

Sep. 18, 2020 12:08 AM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — DeWanna Bonner scored 17 points with 13 rebounds and the seventh-seeded Connecticut Sun eliminated the third-seeded Los Angeles Sparks 73-59 on Thursday night. The Sun, who swept the Sparks in the semifinals last year, take on top-seeded Las Vegas in a best-of-5 semis beginning...

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....

Alyssa Thomas' 26 points, 13 boards lead Sun into 2nd round

Sep. 15, 2020 9:17 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas had 26 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists, DeWanna Bonner added 23 points and 12 boards, and the seventh-seeded Connecticut Sun beat the No. 6 seed Chicago Sky 94-81 on Tuesday night in the opening game of the playoffs. Connecticut will play either third-seeded Los...

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...

Obunbowale carries Wings past Liberty in season finale

Sep. 13, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale scored 26 points, and her three-point play with 12.4 seconds left helped carry Dallas past the New York Liberty 82-79 on Sunday, keeping the Wings' playoff hopes alive. The Wings (8-14) needed help to earn the No. 8 spot, but Washington beat Atlanta later in the day...