Latest WNBA Eastern Conference News

Mercury beat Wings, move into 7th place tie with New York

Aug. 13, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Diamond DeShields scored 24 points, Shey Peddy had 18 points and a career-high eight assists, and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Dallas Wings 86-74 on Friday night. Phoenix (15-20) is tied with New York for seventh in the WNBA standings with one game remaining. The...

Liberty beat Dream to remain in hunt for a playoff spot

Aug. 12, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — Crystal Dangerfield scored a season-high 18 points, Betnijah Laney added 17 points and the New York Liberty held off the Atlanta Dream 80-70 on Friday night. New York (15-20) entered the game in a four-way tie with Minnesota, Atlanta and Phoenix for the...

Delle Donne scores 24, Mystics stay in race for No. 4 seed

Aug. 12, 2022 21:06 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 24 points to help the Washington Mystics beat the Indiana Fever 82-70 on Friday night. Washington (21-14) moved within a half-game of fourth-place Seattle, which plays later Friday, for the No. 4 seed in the playoffs. The top-four seeds...

Aces move atop WNBA standings with one game remaining

Aug. 12, 2022 00:53 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kelsey Plum had 25 points and four 3-pointers, Jackie Young scored 16 of her 22 points in the third quarter and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Chicago Sky 89-78 on Thursday night to move atop the WNBA standings with one game remaining. Las Vegas (25-10) and Chicago...

Connecticut secures No. 3 seed in WNBA playoffs

Aug. 12, 2022 00:47 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alyssa Thomas had 18 points, nine rebounds and five assists, Jonquel Jones had 17 points and eight rebounds and the Connecticut Sun beat the Los Angeles Sparks 93-69 on Thursday night. Connecticut (24-11) clinched the No. 3 seed in the WNBA playoffs, with Las...

Liberty stay in playoff chase after 91-73 win over Wings

Aug. 11, 2022 08:37 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu had 13 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, Sami Whitcomb added 15 points and the New York Liberty stayed in the playoff race with a 91-73 victory over the Dallas Wings on Wednesday night. New York (14-20) moved into a tie with Atlanta...

Jonquel Jones' double-double leads Sun past Sparks 97-71

Aug. 10, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jonquel Jones had 21 points and 10 rebounds to help the Connecticut Sun ease past the Los Angeles Sparks 97-71 on Tuesday night. Connecticut (23-11) stayed a game behind second-place Las Vegas in the playoff chase. The Sun will stay in Los Angeles for a rematch...

Plum scored 18 of her 22 points in 2nd half, Aces beat Dream

Aug. 10, 2022 00:21 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kelsey Plum scored 18 of her 22 points in the second half, A’ja Wilson had 24 points and 14 rebounds, and the Las Vegas Aces held off the Atlanta Dream 97-90 on Tuesday night. Las Vegas (24-10) pulled within one game of first-place Chicago with two games to play,...

Storm set WNBA record with 37 assists, beat Sky 111-100

Aug. 10, 2022 00:20 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 25 points and nine rebounds, Gabby Williams added 21 points and seven assists, and the Seattle Storm set a WNBA record with 37 assists in a 111-100 victory over the Chicago Sky on Tuesday night. Seattle also set a franchise record for scoring in...

Dallas clinches playoff berth behind Mabrey's career-high 31

Aug. 08, 2022 22:29 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Marina Mabrey scored a career-high 31 points, Teaira McCowan had 16 points and nine rebounds, and the Dallas Wings beat the New York Liberty 86-77 on Monday night to clinch a playoff berth. Dallas (17-16), which has won five straight games for the first...