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Mavericks stand tall against Timberwolves with big effort around the rim

May. 23, 2024 01:19 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Few teams can match the size of the Minnesota Timberwolves with their trio of towers in NBA Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert, four-time All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns and Sixth Man of the Year Naz Reid. The revamped Dallas Mavericks showed they might just be...

Brown scores 20, Brink leads defensive stand in final seconds of Sparks' win over Mystics

May. 22, 2024 01:07 AM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Lexie Brown scored 20 points, rookie Cameron Brink led a defensive effort that three times did not allow a clear shot in the final possessions and the Los Angeles Sparks defeated the Washington Mystics 70-68 on Tuesday night. With Los Angeles (1-2) leading...

Gray scores 21 and Atlanta rallies to defeat Dallas 83-78 in its WNBA home opener

May. 21, 2024 22:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Allisha Gray scored 21 points to lead five in double figures and the Atlanta Dream rallied in the second half to win its home opener, defeating the Dallas Wings 83-78 on Tuesday night. The Dream rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit, taking the lead at 63-62...

Clark signs multiyear deal with Wilson Sporting Goods for signature basketball line

May. 21, 2024 12:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Caitlin Clark signed a multiyear deal with Wilson Sporting Goods for a signature basketball line, the company announced Tuesday. The No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft will also test, advise and provide feedback on a range of Wilson basketball products. ...

Loyd scores 25, Magbegor has double-double, Storm top Mystics 84-75 for first win

May. 19, 2024 17:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jewell Loyd overcame a slow start to score 24 points, Ezi Magbegor had a double-double and the Seattle Storm pulled away in the fourth quarter to defeat the Washington Mystics 84-75 on Sunday. Both teams entered the game at 0-2. Seattle outscored...

P.J. Washington's free throws finish rally as Mavericks beat Thunder 117-116 to reach West finals

May. 19, 2024 09:10 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Kyrie Irving probably wondered if his uncanny run of closeout victories without a loss in his career was finally near an end. The streak lives, and the Dallas Mavericks are through to the Western Conference finals for the second time in three seasons. ...

Copper has career-high 38, Cunningham hits clutch 3s as Mercury top Dream 88-85

May. 19, 2024 00:51 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Kahleah Copper scored a career-high 38 points and combined with Sophie Cunningham for the last 16 points as the Phoenix Mercury recovered after losing a 10-point fourth-quarter lead to beat the Atlanta Dream 88-85 on Saturday night. Cheyenne Parker-Tyus had 11 points...

Young, Wilson post double-doubles to lead Aces over Sparks 89-82

May. 18, 2024 19:34 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jackie Young and A'ja Wilson both scored 22 points and finished with double-doubles to power the Las Vegas Aces to an 89-82 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday. Young sank 8 of 18 shots, including 4 of 9 from 3-point range, and added 11 assists and six...

Napheesa Collier scores 29 to help the Lynx beat the Storm 102-93 in double overtime

May. 18, 2024 00:52 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Napheesa Collier had 29 points, nine rebounds, five assists and six steals, Kayla McBride added 19 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Seattle Storm 102-93 in double overtime on Friday night. Minnesota led 78-67 with 3:22 left in regulation before Seattle...

The Sun score 15 straight points in the fourth quarter to pull away from the Mystics 84-77

May. 17, 2024 22:08 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — DeWanna Bonner had 22 points and six of Connecticut's 14 steals, DiJonai Carrington added 21 points and the Sun used a big fourth quarter to beat the Washington Mystics 84-77 on Friday night. Connecticut has won 10 of the last 11 regular-season meetings...