The WNBA had two games Friday night after the Mystics vs. Aces game was canceled due to Las Vegas’ travel delays. Here’s a recap of Saturday’s remaining games!
Dream beat Sky 89-74, get closer to playoff berth
Angel McCoughtry scored 21 points while Tiffany Hayes added 19 more to lead the Dream to a comfortable win over the Sky. When Atlanta’s duo puts up numbers like this, it’s hard to stop the Dream from winning.
Though Chicago was ultimately blown out in the second half, Courtney Vandersloot showed her scoring chops as she put up a season-high 24 points and added 7 assists. But no other Chicago players scored in double figures.
Storm clinch playoff berth with 85-75 win over Lynx
Breanna Stewart scored 20 points while Sue Bird had a double-double (14 points, 11 assists) to lead the Storm to a third consecutive playoff berth. Meanwhile, the Lynx finished a back-to-back empty-handed after starting the game strong with a 22-16 lead after the first quarter.
.@breannastewart led the @seattlestorm to their playoff clinching win, dropping 20 PTS, 7 REB in tonight's #WNBA action! #WatchMeWork— WNBA (@WNBA) August 4, 2018
Check out what she had to say about the Storm's playoff berth! pic.twitter.com/uaqzOiKp6p
For Minnesota, Sylvia Fowles was their best performer with a 20-point, 16-rebound showing. But Seattle just had a better balance to their lineup, which contributed to the win. Their talent and depth pulled through in the end to make this yet another comfortable win for their fans.
Playoff standings update
The Storm (21-7) and Dream (17-10) remain the top two teams in the WNBA with their wins. The Sparks (16-11) are third while the Mystics (15-11) move to fourth place and the Mercury (16-12) move into fifth. The Sun (15-12) have won three in a row and moved up to sixth place while the Lynx (15-12) fell to seventh. The Wings (14-13) remain in eighth place, just 1.5 games ahead of the Aces (12-14).
Only two games separate the Dream and the Lynx, so a big win or loss streak could change the standings considerably over the next couple of weekends.
With the Mystics-Aces game canceled, there may be a chance that both teams end up with the same regular season record. Since their head to head record is 1-1, the tiebreaker is now their record against teams that finish above .500. Given how these standings move, who knows where everyone will fall once the season ends?