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WNBA Playoffs 2018

Natasha Howard’s Game 3 preparation included bringing ‘goggles for the champagne’

Plus, why Howard’s back-to-back championships are a tale of two seasons, highlights from the Seattle Storm’s victory parade and rally, links and more.

The Seattle Storm will host championship parade on Sunday

It is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. PT, with the destination point being KeyArena: the site of all the winning.

Analysis: Storm frontcourt dominated the Mystics to sweep the WNBA Finals

Let’s take a closer look at how the Seattle Storm won Game 3 of the 2018 WNBA Finals against the Washington Mystics.

Recap: The Seattle Storm are the 2018 WNBA champions!

Overcoming their fourth-quarter woes of late, the Storm defeated the Mystics 98-82 to complete the Finals sweep.

GameThread: Storm go for WNBA Finals sweep as Mystics host Game 3

The Mystics have one last chance to assert themselves against the powerful Storm, or else the series — and the 2018 WNBA season — will end tonight.

The state of the WNBA at A’ja Wilson’s age

WNBA President Lisa Borders discussed the development of the league at age 22 during a press conference ahead of Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. Here are the top takeaways.

WNBA Finals Analysis: The Mystics didn’t improve enough in Game 2

The Mystics played much better in Game 2 against the Storm but were unable to sneak out with a victory on Sunday.

WNBA Finals Recap: Storm take 2-0 series lead over the Mystics

The Seattle Storm and Washington Mystics put on a show in a thriller of a Sunday matinee, with the Storm getting the 75-73 victory and a 2-0 series lead.

Poll: Can Team ‘Iron Knee’ get the Game 2 win over Team ‘Masked Legend’?

The 2018 WNBA Finals is a battle between Team ‘Masked Legend’ (Sue Bird/Seattle Storm) and Team ‘Iron Knee’ (Elena Delle Donne/Washington Mystics).

GameThread: The Mystics look to earn the split in Seattle against the Storm in Game 2

The Seattle Storm lead the Washington Mystics (1-0) heading into Game 2 of the WNBA Finals.

Analysis: How the Storm won Game 1 of the WNBA Finals in blowout fashion

Hot shooting from Jewell Loyd and other Seattle players, plus a ton of turnovers by the Washington Mystics, got the Storm the blowout win.

WNBA Finals thrust sensational rookies into the spotlight

Ariel Atkins and Jordin Canada have thrilled basketball fans this playoffs with lightening-quick speed, gritty defense and exciting offensive execution. This is today in women’s basketball for Friday, Sept. 7, 2018!

GameThread: Seattle Storm host Washington Mystics in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals 

After a gritty semifinals, you won’t want to miss the Finals. Let the showdown begin!

WNBA Finals 2018: Breaking down the Storm and Mystics as they prepare to battle for the WNBA Championship

Let’s break down the storylines the Seattle Storm and Washington Mystics have heading into the Finals!

Key to the exciting Game 5 wins? Killer accessories.

The teams that won Game 5 to advance to the WNBA Finals feature superstars sporting menacing accessories.

Team USA tips off in friendly competition, tonight on NBA TV!

Here’s what a deep WNBA postseason run may mean for the WNBA superstars who moonlight in the Team USA talent pool. This is today in women’s basketball for Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018!

Analysis: Mystics earn first-ever Finals bid, Storm finally get emphatic win to join them

The teams will meet in the WNBA Finals beginning Friday in Seattle, but in the meantime, here’s how they got there.

Recap: Mystics and Storm make WNBA Finals with exciting Game 5 wins

The Mystics beat the Dream 86-81 and the Storm beat the Mercury 94-84 to advance to the WNBA Finals in dramatic fashion.

GameThread: It’s win or go home for Dream-Mystics and Storm-Mercury Tuesday night!

The winner of these crucial Game 5s of the semifinal round will advance to the WNBA Finals! Thus, no team in either series wants to lose.

SATIRE: After Sue Bird hit and Game 4 loss, Breanna Stewart must be fired

Letting the league MVP go at the height of the playoffs might be considered a rash move, but after what Stewart did on Sunday, it’s the only option the Storm have left.

Analysis: How the Mystics and Mercury forced Game 5 in their semifinals games

The Mystics and Mercury won Game 4 of their semifinals series to keep their seasons alive. Here are some takeaways from their games.

Mercury complete massive comeback to beat Storm, force Game 5

The Storm led by as much as 17, but couldn’t close it out against Phoenix’s Big 3 in the 86-84 thriller. Brittney Griner scored 29 points with 12 rebounds in an unforgettable performance.

Delle Donne returns in win, Mystics force Game 5

Elena Delle Donne returned, Kristi Toliver scored 22, and the Mystics secured a crucial 97-76 win.

Analysis: Dream, Mercury pick up resilient wins as both semifinals series now 2-1

Between the Mystics missing Elena Delle Donne, the Dream still recovering from losing Angel McCoughtry and the Mercury battling to get back into the series, resiliency is the name of the game.

DeWanna Bonner, Yvonne Turner lead Mercury to crucial Game 3 win

DeWanna Bonner and Yvonne Turner lead Phoenix to an 86-66 victory with their backs against the wall.

Recap: Dream take 2-1 series lead over the Mystics with Tiffany Hayes coming up big

The Atlanta Dream got the 81-76 Game 3 win over the Washington Mystics behind a double-double from Tiffany Hayes. The teams battle again in this best-of-five series on Sunday.

Five things the Mercury must do for a Game 3 semifinals win against the Storm

A review of the Mercury’s behind-the-scenes docuseries ‘The Chase’ provides plenty of information about the team’s struggles and what they must do to make it a series against the Storm.

GameThread: Storm go for sweep, Dream and Mystics vie for series lead in Game 3 of semifinals

The lower-seeded teams will play host Friday night, but will home-court advantage help either of them as much as they need it to?

Analysis: How will the Mystics adjust with an injured Delle Donne?

Elena Delle Donne is listed as questionable for Game 3 of the Mystics’ WNBA semifinals series against the Dream. We take a look at which players will have to step up.

A case of the WNBA Semifinals sads

Let’s review two bummer scenarios playing out in each of the semifinals series. This is today in women’s basketball for Wednesday, August 29, 2018!

Analysis: Dream evened series with Mystics, Storm pushed Mercury to the brink in Game 2 semifinals series

Can momentum shifts from Tuesday help Seattle seal the deal against Phoenix — and Atlanta get an edge against Washington — on Friday, in Game 3?

Recap: Dream edge out Mystics, Storm survive late Mercury surge to win in OT

The Dream beat the Mystics 78-75, while the Storm survived overtime against the Mercury, winning 91-87. Both series will take a two-day travel break before resuming action Friday.