Even on a night of celebration, the Washington Mystics got bitten by the injury bug once again. Two-time All-Star Ariel Atkins set the franchise record for most threes made in the first quarter of Tuesday’s game against the Seattle Storm.
Jackie Young led three Las Vegas scorers who scored at least 20 points apiece and the Aces shot better than 50 percent from the floor for much of the night en route to blowing out the visiting Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday night.
As the Los Angeles Sparks prepare to meet the Las Vegas Aces this week, key questions remain regarding Dearica Hamby's allegations that Aces personnel treated her in an "unethical way" for being pregnant.
The Washington Mystics announced Monday that Elena Delle Donne will miss the next two weeks after aggravating a left ankle injury. Delle Donne sprained the ankle on June 30 and returned from a two-game absence on Sunday.
Rhyne Howard scored 23 of her 32 points in the second half and Cheyenne Parker had 18 with 11 rebounds as the Atlanta Dream won at Chicago for the second time in three nights, 88-77 over the Sky on Sunday.
Kelsey Plum scored a game-high 40 points on just 18 shot attempts as the Las Vegas Aces ended the Minnesota Lynx's five-game winning streak in emphatic fashion with a 113-89 rout in Minneapolis Sunday night.
Brittney Griner's 29 points and 11 rebounds led the host Phoenix Mercury to a 78-72 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday. Griner shot 12 of 18 from the field, while Diana Taurasi went 7 of 12 from the floor, including 2 of 5 from 3-point range, to finish with 22 points to go along with five assists and four rebounds.
Make it five straight wins for the Minnesota Lynx after they defeated the Phoenix Mercury 75-64 Friday night in Minneapolis. Five straight wins has the Lynx back to .500 with a 9-9 record, a tremendous surge following an 0-6 start to the season.
McCray-Penson was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 while at South Carolina. She stepped down from Mississippi State in 2021 to focus on her health but returned to the sidelines as an assistant with Rutgers in 2022.
Breanna Stewart of the New York Liberty and Napheesa Collier of the Minnesota Lynx announced that they are launching a new basketball league in the United States that would give some of the premier talents in the game a chance to stay in the country during the WNBA offseason.
Napheesa Collier is putting her name among the best in the league while leading the Minnesota Lynx back from the bottom of the WNBA standings. Collier scored at least 30 points for the third time in four games to lead Minnesota to a fourth straight victory, 90-83 Wednesday night over the Indiana Fever.
Last week prior to the much-anticipated showdown between the WNBA's so-called "superteams," Associated Press scribe Doug Feinberg traveled with the New York Liberty from Uncasville, Connecticut to Las Vegas where they would play the defending champion Aces.
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