WNBA players’ union president Nneka Oguwmike said on ESPN that the players planned to resume play on Friday.
A WNBA star turned coach has made a mark in the Valley on the court and in the community.
WNBA MVP Elena Donne wrote an open letter detailing how the league denied her request to be exempted from playing in the upcoming season despite battling Lyme disease amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
After missing last season due to injuries, they had to make a decision about playing this year in a short WNBA season in Florida that was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. But both say skipping the 2020 season could have meant the end of their playing days because it would have been difficult to return after two years off.
Skylar Diggins-Smith is going to Phoenix to join Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner.
The Washington Mystics won their first WNBA championship, getting 22 points from Emma Meesseman and 21 from banged-up league MVP Elena Delle Donne to beat the Connecticut Sun 89-78 in Game 5 of the Finals on Thursday night.
After a wild regular season, the WNBA postseason gets underway with a pair of first-round games. The Mercury will head into the Windy City short-handed as they will most likely be without Diana Taurasi. Phoenix’s star guard has missed most of the season with back and hamstring injuries. She’s listed as doubtful for the opening game.
Liz Cambage had 21 points and A'ja Wilson scored eight of her 20 points in the final three-plus minutes to help the Las Vegas Aces beat the Phoenix Mercury 98-89 on Sunday, clinching the No. 4 seed in the playoffs.
The WNBA playoff picture is slowly coming into focus.
Liz Cambage had 19 points and 15 rebounds, A'ja Wilson scored 19 points in her return from injury, and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Phoenix Mercury 84-79 in overtime on Tuesday night.
Jasmine Thomas scored 18 points and the Connecticut Sun held off the short-handed Phoenix Mercury 78-71 on Wednesday night after giving up almost all of a 20-point lead.