Latest Skylar Diggins 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...

Mercury's Diggins-Smith to miss final 2 games of the season

Aug. 11, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith will miss Phoenix's final two regular-season games due to personal reasons, putting the Mercury's playoff bid in jeopardy. Diggins-Smith has missed the past two games and the team announced Thursday she would not play against Dallas and Chicago...

Lynx, Mercury in 4-way tie for final two playoff spots

Aug. 11, 2022 00:31 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Sylvia Fowles had 16 points, Aerial Powers scored 10 of her 14 points in the fourth quarter, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the short-handed Phoenix Mercury 86-77 on Wednesday night to complete a three-game series sweep. Minnesota (14-20) moved into a four-way tie for...

Mercury spoil Ionescu milestone, top Liberty 76-62

Aug. 07, 2022 00:37 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Diamond DeShields scored 25 points, Shey Peddy added 20 and the Phoenix Mercury cruised past the New York Liberty 76-62 on Saturday night, despite missing guards Diana Taurasi and Skylar Diggins-Smith. Sabrina Ionescu picked up an assist just 29 seconds into the game...

Brittney Griner recognized with WNBA moment of silence

Aug. 05, 2022 10:28 AM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Following Brittney Griner's sentencing in Russia to nine years in prison Thursday, WNBA players, coaches and fans locked arms and tried to send the American basketball star strength during a moment of silence. Before the Connecticut Sun beat the Phoenix...

Thomas posts another triple-double as Sun beat Mercury 87-63

Aug. 02, 2022 21:36 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas posted her second triple-double in less than two weeks and the Connecticut Sun beat the Phoenix Mercury 87-63 on Tuesday night. Thomas, who recorded the franchise's first triple-double in a win over the Minnesota Lynx on July 22, finished...

WNBA playoff picture still muddled, 2 weeks left in season

Aug. 02, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

The WNBA playoff race is still very much undecided with just two weeks left in the regular season. Five teams have clinched postseason berths with only three games separating Chicago, Las Vegas and Connecticut at the top of the standings. Seattle and Washington also have earned...

Taurasi, Diggins-Smith lead Mercury past Sparks 90-80

Jul. 29, 2022 00:32 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Diana Taurasi scored 30 points, Skylar Diggins-Smith added 27 and the Phoenix Mercury rolled to a 90-80 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Thursday night. Taurasi hit five 3-pointers and added six rebounds, while Diggins-Smith grabbed five rebounds with six...

New York Liberty control own destiny in playoff chase

Jul. 26, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

New York coach Sandy Brondello isn't scoreboard watching with the Liberty two games out of a playoff spot — and may not have too. There are eight postseason berths in the WNBA and New York (10-17) is 10th in the standings heading into Tuesday night games with nine contests...

Diggins-Smith outshines Bird, Taurasi; Mercury beats Storm

Jul. 23, 2022 00:43 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith scored a career-high 35 points, Diana Taurasi hit 6 of 10 from 3-point range and finished with 28 points and the Phoenix Mercury used a dominant fourth quarter to beat the Seattle Storm 94-78 Friday night. Sophie Cunningham hit five 3-pointers...