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.


  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