Candace Parker, Courtney Vandersloot, Kahleah Copper and Allie Quigley played their roles to perfection on Thursday night as the Chicago Sky defeated the Dallas Wings in the first round.
Sophie Cunningham missed just one three and made six, five of them clutch, in the Phoenix Mercury’s first-round win over the New York Liberty. Brittney Griner added the game-saving close out on defense in the one-point victory.
At 10 p.m. ET on ESPN2, the No. 5 Phoenix Mercury host the No. 8 New York Liberty in the second of two first-round, single-elimination playoff games. The major factors in this matchup all favor the Mercury. Do the Liberty have a chance for the upset?
The Chicago Sky and Dallas Wings kick off the WNBA postseason.
The Phoenix Mercury and Chicago Sky are two of the most talented teams in the WNBA. Then why did they finish No. 5 and No. 6, respectively, in the standings, forced to play a pair of single-elimination playoff games before either can dream of a Finals run? And is such a run even possible for either squad?
Washington Mystics forward Erica McCall is rebooting her podcast "Bird’s Eye View" and her sister, DeWanna Bonner of the Connecticut Sun, is set to be one of the guests for the new season. The podcast will focus on what life is like overseas for WNBA players.
The New York Liberty experienced a stressful day of watching basketball, but were able to celebrate in the end as the Washington Mystics and Dallas Wings both lost, giving New York the eighth and final playoff spot.
Five games are on deck for the final day of the 2021 WNBA regular season! Not only that, the Washington Mystics and Los Angeles Sparks are striving to secure a playoff berth. The Mystics meet the Minnesota Lynx while the Sparks play the Dallas Wings. The three other contests are Connecticut Sun-Atlanta Dream, Phoenix Mercury-Las Vegas Aces and Chicago Sky-Indiana Fever.
The New York Liberty kept their postseason hopes alive with the win over the Washington Mystics, meaning the eighth seed will be determined on the final day of the regular season. In other action, the Las Vegas Aces secured the No. 2 seed and the double-bye. The Seattle Storm escaped to earn the fourth seed and a first-round bye.
The Los Angeles Sparks need a win over the Atlanta Dream to avoid elimination.
Courtney Williams and the Atlanta Dream look to avoid falling into a last-place tie when they face Victoria Vivians and the Indiana Fever.
The Indiana Fever have just a few games remaining in a disastrous 2021 season. A handful of players — Victoria Vivians, in particular — have been making the most of Indiana’s frustrating situation.
The Washington Mystics are in a good position to make the playoffs after a key win over the Chicago Sky.
WNBA legends Lauren Jackson and Yolanda Griffith, the league’s inaugural president, Val Ackerman, and 4,000-college-point scorer Pearl Moore were honored at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday.
Double-digit win streaks are on the line when the Connecticut Sun (23-6), winners of 11 games in a row, meet the Phoenix Mercury (19-10), winners of 10-straight contests. In contrast to the Sun and Mercury, the Dallas Wings (12-17) and New York Liberty (11-18) are stumbling as the playoffs approach. Dallas, however, can clinch a playoff berth with a win.
The Washington Mystics had lost three in a row and Tina Charles had scored just 16 points in her last two, but the team defeated the Atlanta Dream on Friday night behind 26 from Charles, who also moved into second place all-time in rebounds. Plus, the Minnesota Lynx cruised past the Indiana Fever.
The Connecticut Sun got off to a fast start against the Los Angeles Sparks and won by double digits for the fourth time in a row. Again they showed no mercy en route to clinching a double-bye in the playoffs. All four wins came against teams fighting to make the postseason.
Jackie Young may not be the Most Improved Player in the WNBA. Her points per game average is only up by 1.3 at the moment. But, much like she was early in the season for the Las Vegas Aces, Young was the heroine on Wednesday night as Vegas blew out its nemesis, the Minnesota Lynx.
The Minnesota Lynx (18-9), winners of five-straight games, are in Las Vegas with eyes on sweeping the season series with the Aces (20-8). The Phoenix Mercury (18-10), riding a nine-game winning streak, head to Atlanta to face the Dream (7-20), who are looking for a second win in a row after an 11-game losing streak.
The Connecticut Sun (21-6) have won nine-straight games. Can the Dallas Wings (12-16) prevent them from taking win number 10 in a row at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday (Amazon Prime)? Dallas’ challenge will made more difficult by its depleted frontcourt. At 10 p.m. ET, the Washington Mystics (10-17), clinging to their playoff hopes, face the equally tough task of defeating the Seattle Storm (19-10).
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