Arike Ogunbowale scored 20 points and the Dallas Wings closed the WNBA regular season on Sunday with an 87-84 win over Los Angeles, which kept the Sparks out of the playoffs, giving the No. 8 seed to the New York Liberty.
Aerial Powers scored 27 points and the Minnesota Lynx made four free throws in the final 30 seconds to knock the Washington Mystics out of playoff contention with an 83-77 win on Sunday, the final day of the WNBA season.
With the 2021 WNBA regular season ending Sunday, one playoff berth remains to be claimed. But we know now which four teams will have byes to start the playoffs: the Connecticut Sun, Las Vegas Aces, Minnesota Lynx and Seattle Storm.
Brittney Sykes scored 17 points, Nneka Ogwumike had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Atlanta Dream 74-68 on Thursday night to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Tiffany Hayes scored a season-high 31 points, Courtney Williams had 15 points and 11 rebounds and the Atlanta Dream beat the Indiana Fever 85-78 on Tuesday night for coach Darius Taylor's first home victory.
With just one week left in the 2021 WNBA regular season, the Dallas Wings became the seventh team to secure a playoff berth amid a chaotic scramble for the final postseason spots.
Becky Hammon never played for the Las Vegas Aces. But the fact they are honoring her at halftime of Monday's game by raising her No. 25 to the rafters in Las Vegas sends a good sign to her about the team and the WNBA as a whole.
Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi will miss her second game in a row with a left ankle injury, the team announced Friday. Taurasi last played in the Mercury's Sept. 6 game, finishing with 11 points and six assists.
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.
The Dallas Wings had the top two picks in April's WNBA draft, and the Atlanta Dream had the third selection. When they met twice to open September for the stretch run of the 2021 WNBA season, those games theoretically could have helped decide the Rookie of the Year award. But they didn't.
It was 1998 and Lauren Jackson was just 17. And as she stepped onto the court, surrounded by some of the best players in the world, she had no idea just how good she could be.
Jewell Loyd scored 20 points, Sue Bird added 14 points and seven assists and the Seattle Storm cruised to a 105-71 win over the Washington Mystics on Tuesday night. Breanna Stewart gingerly walked to the locker room and did not return to action in the third quarter.
Brittney Griner had 21 points and 10 rebounds while Canadian Kia Nurse had 19 points as the Phoenix Mercury held off the Indiana Fever 86-81 on Monday night for their ninth straight victory.
Playoff spots are filling up fast. That said, the decision on which teams get the final spots may come down to the last games of the 2021 WNBA regular season.
Ten current players, including five-time Olympians Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi, and three players who were three-time MVPs highlight the list of "The W25," which was unveiled Sunday by the WNBA as it celebrates its 25th anniversary season.
Napheesa Collier scored 21 points and Aerial Powers added 20 to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Washington Mystics 93-75 on Saturday night.
Dallas Wings forward Isabelle Harrison tested positive for COVID-19 and has been placed in the league's health and safety protocols, the team announced Saturday.
Allisha Gray had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Arike Ogunbowale scored 17 points and the Dallas Wings beat the Atlanta Dream 72-68 on Thursday night.
Jonquel Jones scored 21 of her career-high tying 31 points in the first half and Connecticut beat the Washington Mystics 85-75 on Tuesday night for the Sun's ninth straight victory.
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.
Brionna Jones had 16 points and a career-high 15 rebounds and the WNBA-leading Connecticut Sun won their eight straight game and 20th of the season, beating the Los Angeles Sparks 76-61 on Saturday night.
Natasha Cloud scored 21 points and Shavonte Zellous hit a pair of free throws with 4.7 seconds left to cap a second-half comeback in the Washington Mystics’ 76-75 victory over the Dallas Wings on Saturday night.
With the last day of the WNBA regular season fast approaching, the playoff race is as tight as ever. With all 12 teams jockeying for spots in the standings, determining the eight teams that will advance to the postseason promises to be a furious fight to the finish.
When last we saw Elena Delle Donne on court, the two-time WNBA MVP had led the Washington Mystics to the 2019 championship, despite three bulging discs in her back.
Jasmine Thomas scored 19 points, Jonquel Jones had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and Connecticut beat Minnesota 72-60 on Tuesday night to snap the Lynx's eight-game winning streak.
Kelsey Plum scored 21 of her 24 points in the second half, A’ja Wilson had 19 points, 14 rebounds and five assists and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Washington Mystics 93-83 on Tuesday night to spoil Tina Charles’ ninth 30-point game.
Las Vegas center Liz Cambage said she thinks not playing in the Olympics essentially saved the rest of her WNBA season for the Aces.
Jonquel Jones had 19 points and 15 rebounds to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Dallas Wings 80-59 on Sunday.
Breanna Stewart scored 15 of her 17 points in the first quarter and the Seattle Storm routed the Connecticut Sun 79-57 on Thursday night to win the inaugural WNBA Commissioner's Cup.
Welcome to Breanna Stewart's charmed but jam-packed life. As she turns 27 this month, Stewart is in her competitive prime and wants to make the most of every minute. Which is how much of her life basketball takes.
Forward Nneka Ogwumike is expected to be back in action for the Los Angeles Sparks as they face the Indiana Fever when the WNBA season resumes Sunday.
Atlanta Dream interim head coach Mike Petersen stepped down because of health reasons Saturday night and will be replaced by assistant Darius Taylor.
Nneka Ogwumike, Chiney Ogwumike and Elizabeth Williams have sent a letter to the secretary general of FIBA, challenging the organization's rulings on their application to play for the Nigerian national team at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, sources told ESPN.
Allie Quigley again showed the WNBA why she was a two-time 3-point contest winner, barely missing a shot Wednesday night at the All-Star Game challenge.