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

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.