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Griner’s dunk, Taurasi’s OT explosion help Mercury even WNBA Finals against Sky

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

Brittney Griner dunked while scoring 29 points, Diana Taurasi had eight of her 20 points in overtime and the Phoenix Mercury evened the WNBA Finals with a 91-86 win over the Chicago Sky on Wednesday night in Game 2.

Dream turns to WNBA player-turned coach Tanisha Wright in search for stability

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

The Atlanta Dream hired longtime WNBA player Tanisha Wright as its new head coach on Tuesday, looking to bring stability to a team that struggled under two interim coaches this past season.

Sky complete upset of top-seeded Sun to book ticket to WNBA Finals

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

Courtney Vandersloot scored 19 points and Kahleah Copper added 18 to help the Chicago Sky beat the top-seeded Connecticut Sun 79-69 and advance to the WNBA Finals on Wednesday night.

Courtney Vandersloot leads Sky into semifinals with win over Lynx

Sunday, September 26th, 2021
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Courtney Vandersloot led a balanced offence with 19 points and the sixth-seeded Chicago Sky raced past the third-seeded Minnesota Lynx 89-76 in the second-round, single elimination WNBA playoff game on Sunday night.

Turner’s late free throw helps Mercury avoid upset to knock off Liberty

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Kahleah Copper scored 23 points, Candace Parker had a double-double and the Chicago Sky beat the Dallas Wings 81-64 in a first-round WNBA playoff game on Thursday night.

Kelsey Plum, Jackie Young lead Aces to tough win over Mercury in regular-season finale

Sunday, September 19th, 2021

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 in Phoenix, Az., on Sunday in a regular-season finale.

Sun start game with 17-0 run to stomp Sparks, clinch bye to semifinals

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Jonquel Jones had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and the Connecticut Sun beat the Los Angeles Sparks 75-57 on Thursday night to secure a double bye to the semifinals of the WNBA playoffs.

Sun use balanced attack to burst past Wings for 10th straight victory

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Brionna Jones had 18 points, 10 rebounds and three steals and Connecticut beat the Dallas Wings 83-56 on Tuesday night for the Sun's 10th win in a row.

Sylvia Fowles record a double-double as Lynx defeat Sparks

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Kayla McBride scored 17 points, Sylvia Fowles had 15 points and 17 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Los Angeles Sparks 66-57 on Thursday night.

Candace Parker leads Sky to 2nd consecutive victory over Storm

Sunday, August 29th, 2021

Candace Parker scored a season-high 25 points and the Chicago Sky beat the Seattle Storm 107-75 on Sunday to complete a two-game sweep.