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WNBA Playoffs 2018

GameThread: Semifinals action continues with Game 2 of Mystics-Dream, Mercury-Storm series

One home team has the edge, while the other is playing from behind. Here’s what these teams need to do before switching venues for Game 3.

The rise of the Washington Mystics

For many years, the Mystics were known to be one of the WNBA’s worst-performing franchises. Over the past six years, that has changed for the better. Can Washington seal the deal on their improved fortunes with a WNBA Championship?

How the Mystics and Storm won Game 1 of their WNBA semifinals

The Mystics and Storm won the first game of their semifinals series. Here’s how it happened.

Recap: Mystics and Storm pick up Game 1 wins in best-of-five semifinals series

The Washington Mystics held on to grab the 87-84 victory over the Atlanta Dream, while the Seattle Storm beat the Phoenix Mercury, 91-87.

GameThread: Dream-Mystics, Storm-Mercury semifinals series begin Sunday

With a relative lack of playoff experience across the four remaining teams, including the top-seeded Storm, these best-of-five series will say a lot about whether these teams have what it takes to win it all.

Thrilling start of WNBA playoffs leaves us wanting more

Would best-of-three be a better format for the first two rounds? Plus, five other takeaways from the WNBA Playoffs so far. This is today in women’s basketball for Friday, August 24, 2018!

Analysis: Doubleheader delivered, as Mystics handled Sparks, Mercury blocked out Sun in second-round playoff action

Thursday’s WNBA Playoffs’ games featured tales of a legacy in the making and a legacy cemented.

Recap: Mystics and Mercury advance to semifinals after second-round wins

The second round is now complete after the Mystics and Mercury win and advance to the semifinals.

GameThread: Mystics host Sparks, Sun host Mercury in hotly-contested second round

Just three games separated these four teams during the regular season. Tonight, two of them go home and two of them head to the semifinals, which begin this weekend.

The ascent, summit and decline of the Minnesota Lynx

With valuable players remaining in the wake of Lindsay Whalen’s retirement, a few roster moves could get the Lynx back on a winning path. Plus, a roundup of additional award news, links and more. This is today in women’s basketball for Wednesday, August 22, 2018!

Analysis: How the Mercury and Sparks won their first-round playoff games

Hot shooters in Phoenix and a fierce backcourt in LA ended the seasons of the Dallas Wings and the Minnesota Lynx, respectively.

Recap: Mercury rout Wings, Sparks edge out Lynx in first round of WNBA Playoffs

Phoenix beat Dallas 101-83, while Los Angeles beat Minnesota 75-68. Both winning teams now travel to the East Coast to play in Thursday’s second-round games.

GameThread: Sparks host Lynx in first-round rematch of past two WNBA Finals

It won’t be a Sparks vs. Lynx Finals this year, as one team goes home tonight. Meanwhile, the Mercury and Wings kick off the 2018 playoffs in Tempe, Arizona.

A’ja Wilson sweeps 2018 WNBA Rookie of the Month awards

The Las Vegas Aces’ star is the heavy favorite to win the Rookie of the Year. Plus, a roundup of other award news, links and more. This is today in women’s basketball for Tuesday, August 21, 2018!

2018 WNBA playoff predictions: Storm, Dream enter playoffs in strong position

The Atlanta Dream and Seattle Storm’s byes to the semifinals will leave them well-rested and poised to face off in the WNBA Finals. But there will be plenty of action before then in what should be an exciting postseason.

WNBA playoffs schedule 2018: Full bracket and how to watch

Seattle sweeps Washington in the WNBA Finals!