East spots clinched, West seeds set

Interesting results tonight:

The Mystics downed the Fever in overtime, 76-72, to sew up the last playoff spot in the East.

In the meantime, the Lynx held off the Storm, 73-67, to clinch the West’s top seed.

In taking out the Stars, 74-64, the Shock clinched the third seed in the West.

The fact that Minnesota had to fight to beat Seattle is cause for pause, as they are set to face the surging, fourth-seeded Sparks.

The second-seed Mercurial Mercury will go up against the resilient, never-say-die Shock.

I could see upsets happening in either case. It’s anyone’s game(s).

Fever:

Tamika Catchings blogs some provoking thoughts.

Liberty:

The Liberty signed guard Erica Wheeler for the rest of the season, to compensate for the loss of Brittany Boyd.

Coach Bill Laimbeer talks playoffs.

Players of the week:

Candace Parker in the West, and Courtney Vandersloot in the East.

Tomorrow’s schedule:

Sun at Liberty

Sparks at Dream

College news:

Pretrial court proceedings against former Xavier assistant coach Bryce McKey were delayed until Friday. He has been accused of groping a player.

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