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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...

Timberwolves force Game 7 by blowing out Nuggets 115-70 behind 27 points from Anthony Edwards

May. 17, 2024 01:38 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards flashed seven fingers to the roaring crowd as he walked off for a fourth-quarter timeout during a blowout by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He had that tenacious look of a superstar player refusing to cede to the defending champs all night. ...

Doncic posts 31-point triple-double as Mavericks top Thunder to take 3-2 series lead

May. 16, 2024 00:59 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Luka Doncic stopped worrying about calls and just played. It worked. He scored 31 points in a triple-double, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-92 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series. ...

Howard, Charles lead Dream to 92-81 win over Sparks, despite Clarendon's first career triple-double

May. 16, 2024 00:37 AM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Rhyne Howard scored 25 points, Tina Charles had 21 with 14 rebounds and the Atlanta Dream turned back the Los Angeles Sparks 92-81 on Wednesday night in their season opener. Howard had five points as the Dream opened the fourth quarter with an 11-0 run for...

Like a Caitlin Clark 3-pointer, betting on women's sports is soaring

May. 15, 2024 17:50 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Led by fascination with basketball star Caitlin Clark, interest in — and betting on — women's sports is surging. Clark, who made her professional debut Tuesday with the WNBA's Indiana Fever, helped generate record-breaking levels of viewership and...