Latest WNBA Playoffs News

Mystics want to clinch in Connecticut for coach Thibault

Oct. 7, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Washington, of course, would take its first WNBA championship no matter where it happens. But the Mystics want to win it in Connecticut on Tuesday in part for their coach. Mike Thibault spent 10 years in Uncasville and led the Connecticut Sun to eight playoff appearances, including...

Sparks fire GM Penny Toler after postgame tirade

Oct. 4, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Sparks fired general manager Penny Toler on Friday, a move that followed a postgame tirade when the team lost Game 2 in the second round of the WNBA playoffs. The team said Eric Holoman, the team's managing partner and governor, will replace Toler as GM and executive vice...

WNBA set to crown first-time champion

Sep. 28, 2019 3:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA will crown a first-time champion when the Washington Mystics and Connecticut Sun meet in the league's best-of-five finals beginning Sunday. It's the first time that's happened since 2011. The Mystics will try and win the title after getting swept in the finals last season, while...

Lynx boss Cheryl Reeve chosen WNBA Executive of the Year

Sep. 18, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx general manager and coach Cheryl Reeve has been chosen WNBA basketball executive of the year after steering the team to a ninth straight appearance in the playoffs despite losing several longtime stars. The award announced Wednesday was based on voting by one executive per...

Delle Donne, Meesseman help Mystics edge Aces, 97-95

Sep. 18, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Mystics were thrilled to pull out a close win in the playoffs. Elena Delle Donne scored 24 points and hit a crucial turnaround jumper late, Emma Meesseman added a career postseason high 27 points and 10 rebounds, and the Mystics held on for a 97-95 victory over the Las...

Chiney Ogwumike praises security after WNBA fan incident

Sep. 17, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike is praising security after she and her sister were rushed by a fan following the Los Angeles Sparks playoff win at the Staples Center on Sunday. Speaking before the Sparks' semifinal game at Connecticut on Tuesday, Ogwumike said arena security defused the situation...