Playoff implications

The Sparks and Lynx each won today, and now each have 24-5 records – a full four games ahead of third place New York.

The Lynx downed the Sun, 93-79.

The Sparks held off the Fever, 88-81.


The Storm put away the Dream, 91-82. Atlanta is fifth in the standings and Seattle retains its hold on the eighth and final playoff spot.

The Mystics edged the Wings, 88-83, thanks to clutch play down the stretch from Tayler Hill. Washington is in ninth place in the standings, one game behind Seattle, and Dallas has now lost 11 games straight.

The Sky routed the Stars, 97-73, behind Elena Delle Donne’s 35 points. Chicago is fourth in the standings and San Antonio has been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.


No one plays tomorrow, but the six teams who play on Tuesday will be practicing.