Sophie Cunningham hit 6 of 9 3-pointers for a career-high 21 points and Brianna Turner made the winning free throw with less than a second to play, giving the Phoenix Mercury an 83-82 win over the New York Liberty in a first-round WNBA playoff game on Thursday night.
As promotional campaigns go, the advertising in support of Breanna Stewart's WNBA MVP candidacy is a slam dunk and the Storm marketing brain trust should win an award for their fun and creative effort.
To commemorate its 25th anniversary, the WNBA asked fans to choose who is the league's greatest from its "The W25," a collection of all-time top players. The two-week voting window on WNBA.com and Twitter end at 9 p.m. Pacific time Sunday.
The victory, Minnesota's fourth in a row to end the regular season, gave the Lynx the third seed in the upcoming WNBA playoffs. The Mystics, who needed to win the game to qualify for the playoffs, saw their season end.
Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel rushed back to Uncasville one unforgettable day in 1994 to tell her Aunt Gladys, who was well into her 90s, the good news. The long fight to win federal recognition for the Mohegan Tribe was over.
Kelsey Plum scored 23 points, Jackie Young scored on a putback with 4.3 seconds left and Ji-Su Park blocked a final shot as the Las Vegas Aces defeated the Phoenix Mercury 84-83 on Sunday in a regular-season finale.
Sitting in their apartments in Brooklyn, many of the New York Liberty players gathered to watch the final day of play in the WNBA regular season. They needed a lot of help Sunday to reach the postseason for the first time since 2017.
Arike Ogunbowale scored 20 points and the Dallas Wings closed the WNBA regular season on Sunday with an 87-84 win over Los Angeles, which kept the Sparks out of the playoffs, giving the No. 8 seed to the New York Liberty.
Aerial Powers scored 27 points and the Minnesota Lynx made four free throws in the final 30 seconds to knock the Washington Mystics out of playoff contention with an 83-77 win on Sunday, the final day of the WNBA season.
Natisha Hiedeman scored 16 points off the bench, Brionna Jones had a double-double and the Connecticut Sun closed out the WNBA regular season with a 14-game winning streak, topping the Atlanta Dream 84-64 on Sunday.