Some clinchings

The Sky clinched a playoff spot with a 96-86 victory over the Sun.

Chicago’s Elena Delle Donne and Tamera Young sat out for the second game in a row with injuries sustained last Wednesday.

The Fever clinched a berth with an 80-73 decision over the Mystics.

It’s Indiana’s 12th straight playoff appearance. Unbelievable consistency.

The Storm grabbed a spot by routing the Sparks, 78-60.

Five Seattle players in double figures; two for LA.

We’re seeing history repeat itself…..Lauren Jackson was drafted #1 by the Storm in 2001; Sue Bird was #1 in 2002. Seattle made the playoffs for the first time that year.

In 2015 the Storm got Jewell Loyd #1 and this year, Breanna Stewart was their #1 pick. Now Seattle makes the playoffs for the first time since 2013.

Nneka Ogwumike and Kristi Toliver sat out today for the Sparks. Waiting to hear why.

Other results:

The Wings held on for a big win over the Liberty, 84-81.

The Lynx held off the Stars, 81-76.

The Mercury downed the Dream, 86-75.

Only one more playoff spot remains!

For Phoenix to get it, they have to win, or the Mystics must lose.

WNBA team news:

The Sun need a lot of wins, and some help, to make the playoffs.

WNBA player news:

Sky guard Cappie Pondexter passed Lisa Leslie for fifth on the WNBA’s all-time scoring list today.

College news:

The Lady Vols are analytical – not fatalistic – about injuries.