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DeShields scores 30 as Sky pulls away, beat Fever 98-87

Sep. 19, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Diamond DeShields scored a season-high 30 points and Chicago used a 14-4 run to pull away as the Sky beat the Indiana Fever 98-87 on Sunday night in the regular-season finale. Chicago (16-16) is the No. 6 seed and is home Thursday against No. 7 Dallas....

Plum, Young lift Aces over Mercury 84-83

Sep. 19, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Kelsey Plum scored 23 points, Jackie Young scored on a putback with 4.3 seconds left and Ji-Su Park blocked a final shot as the Las Vegas Aces defeated the Phoenix Mercury 84-83 on Sunday in a regular-season finale. The Aces welcomed back center Liz...

Liberty earn final WNBA playoff spot by virtue of losses

Sep. 19, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sitting in their apartments in Brooklyn, many of the New York Liberty players gathered to watch the final day of play in the WNBA regular season. They needed a lot of help Sunday to reach the postseason for the first time since 2017. They got it, taking...

Ogunbowale, Wings keep LA from playoffs 87-84, Liberty in

Sep. 19, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale scored 20 points and the Dallas Wings closed the WNBA regular season on Sunday with an 87-84 win over Los Angeles, which kept the Sparks out of the playoffs, giving the No. 8 seed to the New York Liberty. With Los Angeles and...

Powers scores 27, Lynx keep Mystics out of playoffs 83-77

Sep. 19, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aerial Powers scored 27 points and the Minnesota Lynx made four free throws in the final 30 seconds to knock the Washington Mystics out of playoff contention with an 83-77 win on Sunday, the final day of the WNBA season. Needing a win to secure the...

Connecticut Sun win 14th straight, defeat Dream 84-64

Sep. 19, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Natisha Hiedeman scored 16 points off the bench, Brionna Jones had a double-double and the Connecticut Sun closed out the WNBA regular season with a 14-game winning streak, topping the Atlanta Dream 84-64 on Sunday. The Sun 26-6) finished 15-1...

Loyd ties record, scores 37; Storm top Mercury to get bye

Sep. 18, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Jewell Loyd tied a WNBA record with 22 points in the first quarter and finished with a career-high 37 to help the Seattle Storm secure a first-round bye in the WNBA playoffs with a 94-85 win over the Phoenix Mercury on Friday night. Seattle (21-11)...

Aces rout Sky 103-70, clinch second seed

Sep. 17, 2021 22:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Riquna Williams scored 22 points, Kelsey Plum added 20 and the Las Vegas Aces used a big run to close the first half to rout the Chicago Sky 103-70 on Friday night and clinch the second seed for the WNBA playoffs. Dearica Hamby added 17 for Las Vegas...

Fowles leads Lynx past Fever, secure playoff bye

Sep. 17, 2021 21:35 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sylvia Fowles scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx pulled away in the second half for a 92-73 win over the Indiana Fever on Friday night, clinching a first-round bye in the WNBA playoffs. Minnesota (21-10) has won 16 of 19...

Liberty keep alive playoff hopes with 91-80 win over Mystics

Sep. 17, 2021 21:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Natasha Howard scored 24 points, Sabrina Ionescu added 22 and the New York Liberty keep alive their playoff hopes with a 91-80 victory over the Washington Mystics on Friday night. The Liberty (12-20) need Washington to lose to Minnesota on Sunday and...