Lynx clinch playoff spot, Mystics win on all-team night, and U18 team gets gold

Today’s games:

The Lynx beat the Shock, 83-59, and clinched a playoff spot in the process.

The Mystics took the Sky in overtime, 75-71. The win capped off a night when Washington honored its all-time team. Chamique Holdsclaw, Vicky Bullet, Nicky McCray and Muriel Page were all on hand, and signed autographs after the game.

The Silver Stars thrashed the Mercury, 89-47. Diana Taurasi didn’t play for Phoenix, after having dental work done Friday.

More WNBA:

Kara Lawson is still fundraising for Alzheimer’s research, in honor of Coach Pat Summitt.

USA Basketball:

Less than 30 minutes ago, the U18 women defeated Brazil, 71-47, to take the FIBA World Championship. No story quite yet, but USA Basketball tweets that Breanna Stewart, Bashaara Graves and Morgan Tuck each had double-doubles, and Stewart was named tournament MVP. Excellent.

Earlier today, the U17 team annihilated Italy, 83-43, in preliminary World Championship play.

Skylar Diggins, Chiney Ogwumike and Bria Hartley have been at 3X3 camp, and now Ann Strother has been added to the team to replace Alyssa Thomas.

3 COMMENTS

  1. When is the WNBA going to say something about the Phoenix Mercury tanking the season? The leading scorer for the Mercury only plays in 2 games all season but is able to start in every Olympic game and then does not return from London and has a dental procedure and still cannot play for her team?

    The WNBA wants to build on the Olympics but is going to let a team not try and be competitive so they get a high lottery shot. DISGRACEFUL

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