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Sky clinches playoff spot, tops Dream 98-96

ATLANTA (AP) Cappie Pondexter scored 22 points and the Chicago Sky beat the Atlanta Dream 98-96 on Saturday night. Chicago - which qualified for the playoffs with its third win in a row - was without WNBA scoring leader Elena Delle Donne, who missed the game with a foot injury. Atlanta led 91-90 with 1:45 to go but Erika de Souza scored off an offensive rebound, Jessica Breland...
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Prince, Charles lead Liberty to 80-66 win over Sun

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Epiphanny Prince had 18 points and four steals and Tina Charles added 15 points and five assists to help the New York Liberty beat the Connecticut Sun 80-66 on Saturday night. The Liberty (20-8) clinched their first playoff berth since 2012 with an 81-68 home victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night. Kiah Stokes had 12 points and 10 rebounds, Swin Cash...
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Langhorne leads Seattle Storm past San Antonio Stars, 83-69

SEATTLE (AP) Crystal Langhorne had 22 points and 10 rebounds for her first double-double of the season and the Seattle Storm beat the San Antonio Stars 83-69 on Friday night. Sue Bird had all 10 of her points in the first quarter as the Storm (8-20) opened a 25-16 lead. The Stars (7-22) are winless in 14 road games. Markeisha Gatling, who started with both power forwards out, had...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Liberty too much for visiting Lynx, 81-68

NEW YORK -- Tina Charles and Epiphanny Prince wanted to come home to New York and make the Liberty relevant again. After two downtrodden seasons where New York missed the playoffs, they have the Liberty back in the postseason. "It's really special for me," Charles said. "I haven't been in the playoffs the last two or three years, but it means more with this franchise. Being home...
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Liberty too much for visiting Lynx, 81-68

NEW YORK -- Tina Charles and Epiphanny Prince wanted to come home to New York and make the Liberty relevant again. After two downtrodden seasons where New York missed the playoffs, they have the Liberty back in the postseason. "It's really special for me," Charles said. "I haven't been in the playoffs the last two or three years, but it means more with this franchise. Being home...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Prince, Charles lead New York to 81-68 win over Minnesota

NEW YORK (AP) Epiphanny Prince scored 22 points and the New York Liberty clinched their first playoff berth in three seasons with an 81-68 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night. Tina Charles added 18 points for New York (19-8), which holds a 2 1/2-game lead in the Eastern Conference. The Liberty, who have a one-game lead over the Lynx for the best record in the WNBA, last...
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Mitchell caps Mercury rally with buzzer-beating 3

UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Leilani Mitchell hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Phoenix Mercury an 81-80 victory over Connecticut on Thursday night, extending the Sun's losing streak to six games. Monique Currie's 3-pointer with 2:47 remaining gave Phoenix its first lead of the second half at 73-72. After five straight points by Connecticut, Brittney Griner made a layup and DeWanna...
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Mitchell caps Mercury rally with buzzer-beating 3

UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Leilani Mitchell hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Phoenix Mercury an 81-80 victory over Connecticut on Thursday night, extending the Sun's losing streak to six games. Monique Currie's 3-pointer with 2:47 remaining gave Phoenix its first lead of the second half at 73-72. After five straight points by Connecticut, Brittney Griner made a layup and DeWanna...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
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Mitchell hits 3-pointer at buzzer, Mercury rally past Sun

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Leilani Mitchell hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Phoenix Mercury an 81-80 victory over Connecticut on Thursday night, extending the Sun's losing streak to six games. Monique Currie's 3-pointer with 2:47 remaining gave Phoenix its first lead of the second half at 73-72. After five straight points by Connecticut, Brittney Griner made a layup and DeWanna...
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Dabovic, Parker lead Sparks to 3rd straight road win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Ana Dabovic scored nine of her 18 points in the fourth quarter, including a go-ahead basket with 6.1 seconds left, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat Indiana 81-79 on Wednesday night, snapping the Fever's six-game winning streak. Marissa Coleman and Briann January made back-to-back 3-pointers for Indiana to tie it at 79 with 28 seconds left. Dabovic hit a pullback...
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Ebert Van Buren, Sylvia Fowles highlight LSU Hall of Fame inductee class

LSU football player Ebert Van Buren and women's basketball All American Sylvia Fowles highlight an eight-member class to be inducted into the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame on Sept. 4. Joining that pair are 14-time All-American gymnast April Burkholder; seven-time All-American...
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
4 days ago

Johnson hits winner to help Fever slip past Liberty, 80-79

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Tamika Catchings scored 14 points to lead a balanced offense and Shenise Johnson hit the go-ahead jumper with 1:32 left to help the Indiana Fever beat the New York Liberty 80-79 on Sunday night. Natalie Achonwa and Maggie Lucas scored 11 points apiece while Johnson and Lynetta Kizer added 10 each for the Fever (17-9), who pulled within a game of the Eastern Conference...
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Second-quarter spurt helps Mercury keep conference title hopes alive

PHOENIX -- DeWanna Bonner scored 21 points, Brittney Griner added 10 points, 11 rebounds and six blocked shots and the Phoenix Mercury inched closer to the Minnesota Lynx in the Western Conference with a 79-67 victory on Sunday. Noelle Quinn scored 11 points and Monique Curry finished with 10 for the Mercury (16-10). Candice Dupree scored five-straight points during a 10-2 run in...
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McCoughtry scores 33 points as Dream shoots past Sun 102-92

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Angel McCoughtry scored 33 points to help Alanta beat Connecticut 102-92 on Sunday, handing the Sun their fourth-straight loss. It was the eighth time McCoughtry has scored 30 or more points against the Sun in her WNBA career, and it was Atlanta's first win at Uncasville since June 23, 2013. The Dream, who had a season-high for points, have beaten Connecticut...
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Reeve ejected as Lynx fall to Mercury 79-67

PHOENIX -- DeWanna Bonner scored 21 points, Brittney Griner added 10 points, 11 rebounds and six blocked shots and the Phoenix Mercury clinched a playoff berth with a 79-67 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday night. Noelle Quinn scored 11 points and Monique Curry finished with 10 for the Mercury (16-10). Candice Dupree scored five-straight points during a 10-2 run in the second...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mercury beat Lynx, 79-67, clinch playoff berth

PHOENIX (AP) DeWanna Bonner scored 21 points, Brittney Griner added 10 points, 11 rebounds and six blocked shots and the Phoenix Mercury clinched a playoff berth with a 79-67 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday night. Noelle Quinn scored 11 points and Monique Curry finished with 10 for the Mercury (16-10). Candice Dupree scored five-straight points during a 10-2 run in the...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Reeve ejected as Lynx fall to Mercury 79-67

PHOENIX -- DeWanna Bonner scored 21 points, Brittney Griner added 10 points, 11 rebounds and six blocked shots and the Phoenix Mercury clinched a playoff berth with a 79-67 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday night. Noelle Quinn scored 11 points and Monique Curry finished with 10 for the Mercury (16-10). Candice Dupree scored five-straight points during a 10-2 run in the second...
Via Fox Sports North
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Second-quarter spurt helps Mercury keep conference title hopes alive

PHOENIX -- DeWanna Bonner scored 21 points, Brittney Griner added 10 points, 11 rebounds and six blocked shots and the Phoenix Mercury inched closer to the Minnesota Lynx in the Western Conference with a 79-67 victory on Sunday. Noelle Quinn scored 11 points and Monique Curry finished with 10 for the Mercury (16-10). Candice Dupree scored five-straight points during a 10-2 run in...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
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Lavender, Parker lead Sparks' 90-59 rout of Stars

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Jantel Lavender scored 22 points and Candace Parker added 20 to help the Los Angeles Sparks roll to a 90-59 victory over the San Antonio Stars on Sunday. Ana Dabovic had 18 for the Sparks (10-17), who padded their cushion between themselves, idle Seattle (7-20) and the Stars (7-21), for the final playoff berth out of the Western Conference. Lavender blocked a career...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mercury fall to Sparks, still clinch playoff spot

PHOENIX -- Candace Parker had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and Jantel Lavender added 15 points and 11 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Phoenix Mercury 78-68 on Friday night for their third road victory. Despite the loss, Phoenix clinched a playoff berth with San Antonio's loss. Phoenix will look to be the first team to repeat as WNBA champions since the Sparks in 2001...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mercury fall to Sparks, still clinch playoff spot

PHOENIX -- Candace Parker had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and Jantel Lavender added 15 points and 11 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Phoenix Mercury 78-68 on Friday night for their third road victory. Despite the loss, Phoenix clinched a playoff berth with San Antonio's loss. Phoenix will look to be the first team to repeat as WNBA champions since the Sparks in 2001...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Parker has 26 points, 10 rebounds to lead Sparks

PHOENIX (AP) Candace Parker had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and Jantel Lavender added 15 points and 11 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Phoenix Mercury 78-68 on Friday night for their third road victory. Los Angeles had a 14-point lead early in the fourth quarter before the Mercury went on a 10-2 run to cut it to 63-57. Phoenix got to 69-66 with 2:11 left, but Kristi...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Visiting Lynx stroll past Stars

SAN ANTONIO -- Maya Moore scored 10 of her 18 points during a 19-0 run in the third quarter when the Minnesota Lynx outscored the San Antonio Stars 25-9 en route to a 78-61 victory Friday night. Moore hit 4 of 6 3-pointers and also had seven assists and six rebounds to help the Lynx (19-8) end a two-game skid. Sylvia Fowles had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Lindsay Whalen had 12...
Via AP on Fox
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Visiting Lynx stroll past Stars

SAN ANTONIO -- Maya Moore scored 10 of her 18 points during a 19-0 run in the third quarter when the Minnesota Lynx outscored the San Antonio Stars 25-9 en route to a 78-61 victory Friday night. Moore hit 4 of 6 3-pointers and also had seven assists and six rebounds to help the Lynx (19-8) end a two-game skid. Sylvia Fowles had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Lindsay Whalen had 12...
Via Fox Sports North
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Moore keys Minnesota Lynx's 78-61 win over San Antonio Stars

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Maya Moore scored 10 of her 18 points during a 19-0 run in the third quarter when the Minnesota Lynx outscored the San Antonio Stars 25-9 en route to a 78-61 victory Friday night. Moore hit 4 of 6 3-pointers and also had seven assists and six rebounds to help the Lynx (19-8) end a two-game skid. Sylvia Fowles had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Lindsay Whalen had...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss
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