WNBA playoffs

WASHINGTON | Mystics ease past Sparks 96-64 to reach semifinals

WASHINGTON — Elena Delle Donne had 19 points and 12 rebounds to help the Washington Mystics rout the Los Angeles Sparks 96-64 on Thursday night in the second round of the WNBA playoffs. Los Angeles and Minnesota — the past three WNBA champions — have both been eliminated from the postseason. The Mystics (23-12) start … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mystics ease past Sparks 96-64 to reach semifinals

UNCASVILLE, Conn | Griner, Taurasi help Mercury beat Sun 96-86

UNCASVILLE, Conn — Diana Taurasi has made a career of playing her best on the biggest stage. The Phoenix star improved to 13-0 in playoff-deciding games, scoring 27 points in the Mercury’s 96-86 victory over the Connecticut Sun on Thursday in the second round of the WNBA playoffs. “If I had the answer I’d gladly … Continue reading UNCASVILLE, Conn | Griner, Taurasi help Mercury beat Sun 96-86

NEW YORK | Only 1 spot left in WNBA playoffs, but seeds up for grabs

NEW YORK— Maya Moore and the Minnesota Lynx are back in the postseason. The defending champions still have a long way to go to get a bye or two in the first round. The Lynx reached the playoffs for the eighth consecutive year with Thursday night’s win over Las Vegas. Seven teams have clinched playoff … Continue reading NEW YORK | Only 1 spot left in WNBA playoffs, but seeds up for grabs