Chicago Sky star Candace Parker paid tribute to Kobe Bryant after she helped the team to the franchise’s first WNBA championship on Sunday.
Allie Quigley scored 26 points and Parker added 16 points, 13 rebounds and five assists and Chicago beat the Phoenix Mercury 80-74 on Sunday in Game 4.
Phoenix's WNBA team tied up the series with a 91-86 win over the Chicago Sky, in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals.
Brittney Griner had 20 points and Diana Taurasi 17 for the Mercury, who pulled within eight late before running out of steam and time.
The Phoenix Mercury beat the Las Vegas Aces 87-84 in Game 5 of the semifinals Friday night to advance to the WNBA Finals for the first time since 2014.
The Aces got off to a good start for the first time in three games and ran away from the Mercury with a 26-2 run to begin the third quarter.
The Mercury got off to another fast start and never let up, winning a second straight rout as members of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns cheered from the front row of Arizona State’s Desert Financial Arena.
“We brought a different mindset to the game, an aggression,” Taurasi said. “That’s what these games come down to. In Game 1, they were the aggressors. They played more physical. Today we did that and sustained that for long periods.”
The Phoenix Suns and Mercury teamed up with Banner Health to get more people vaccinated against COVID-19 and are encouraging people to come out to also be entered to win team memorabilia.
Political leaders and other organizations in Arizona are speaking out after ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts in the 2020 death of George Floyd.
A WNBA star turned coach has made a mark in the Valley on the court and in the community.
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.
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.
Mercury center Brittney Griner will miss the next three games after the WNBA suspended her Tuesday for her role in a fight in the Dallas-Phoenix game over the weekend that resulted in six players getting ejected.
Brittney Griner had 26 points, nine rebounds, a career-high eight assists and four blocks to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Washington Mystics 103-82 on Sunday.