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Defensive schemes seal Lynx’s win

Thanks to a strong defensive front, Minnesota was able to erase its early deficit and defeat Indiana.

Parker ignites Sparks’ offense

Candace Parker’s 24 points, and LA’s 17-4 advantage in transition, kept the Lynx on their heels all night.

Fear the Beard

LA is loaded with offensive threats, but it was Alana Beard’s spectacular defense that stood out on Sunday.

Atlanta still dreaming of a playoff position

Atlanta’s postseason goals nearly ended Saturday – Brittney Sykes kept the door open for the Dream.

Down — but not out

The Sky’s offensive firepower shocked Connecticut to keep Chicago in the race for a coveted final spot in the playoffs.

Why has Phoenix dropped 3 straight games?

The Mercury’s head coach gave a straightforward answer to why her team is in a slump.

Missing piece dooms Dallas

With Glory Johnson suspended for tonight’s game, Dallas couldn’t overcome Connecticut.

Chicago comes up on a Storm

Chicago had no chance against Seattle on Sunday, getting routed by 37.

Don’t mess with New York

Tina Charles, and a dominant 3rd quarter for NY, led to a win over the Lynx — and a 3-0 record over the top-3 teams in the WNBA this week.

Close call in Seattle

Seattle and San Antonio nearly went into overtime, but a couple inches cost the Stars another close game.

Can Chicago make it into the playoffs?

The Sky’s season has been going much better since the All-Star break, can Chicago get in the playoffs?

New York casts shadow over Sun

Connecticut has been the hottest team in the WNBA, but Friday night New York changed that narrative.

Storm is brewing

Seattle’s transformed defense beats the top ranked Lynx.

No Bird, no problem

Despite Sue Bird not playing, Seattle soared 1-point higher than Minnesota to shock the Lynx.

Los Angeles was razor-sharp, dominate Mystics

There is only 1 word to describe Los Angeles’ play on Wednesday night: dominant.

Sparks fly in Washington

Last time out LA lost because its shooting went extremely cold — tonight was completely different.

Too hot to handle

Atlanta hoped to snap Connecticut's winning streak — the Sun torched that idea.

Sparks off

New York ends its 5-game losing streak in 83-69 win over Los Angeles. What went wrong for the Sparks?

Red-hot Sun ride momentum to playoffs

It has been a while since Connecticut has been in the playoffs — the wait is officially over.

Stars were out in full force

Glory Johnson and Monique Currie displayed their veteran leadership in a thriller in Dallas.

Currie Favor

After Monique Currie’s game-high 29 points, Phoenix came out on top by one in an overtime battle with Dallas.

Second chance opportunities

The Wings soared to the offensive glass creating a 16-4 advantage over the Sparks, which led to a huge win.

Dallas’ mindset: “One game at a time”

Dallas’ physical play helped captured a big win in its hunt for a playoff spot.

Washington grinds out a win

Washington and Phoenix’s game was an intense one. Ultimately, the Mystics would get an incredibly gritty win.

Analysis of Chicago’s win, Vandersloot’s epic night

Stefanie Dolson and Courtney Vandersloot rescued Chicago to edge past Atlanta. Vandersloot was EPIC!

Sparks catch fire

An 18-6 Sparks run to conclude the third quarter handed LA their fourth straight win.

Dallas put on a shooting clinic

The Wings shot a blistering 61.5% from beyond the arc to blow past Seattle.

Fast start, bad finish

Atlanta was off to a great start — but its shooting went extremely frigid in the fourth.

Connecticut routs Indiana — and is on a mission

With a win Sunday, the Sun dropped Indiana into a 4-game losing streak — and continue to impress.

4-game losing streak snapped

Since Brittney Griner got hurt, Phoenix fell into a losing skid -- tonight the Mercury bounced back.

New York fought, but couldn’t land final punch

The Liberty played the Lynx much tougher than the 1st time around, yet still fell just short of the win.

A night to remember

Layshia Clarendon had a huge game for Atlanta posting 15 points, 11 assists, 10 rebounds and 0 turnovers.

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