Playoffs are set

After today’s games, the seeds and 2017 WNBA playoff bracket is set.

Wednesday is single-elimination night:

#8 Storm at #5 Mercury

#7 Wings at #6 Mystics

Storm-Mercury winner plays #4 Sun and Wings-Mystics winner plays #3 Liberty, both on Sunday.

Finals begin Sept. 24.

WNBA playoff team news:

A confident Lynx lead the way into the postseason.

Championship expectations make Minnesota more tense than loose.

Why the Wings got an ideal playoff draw in Washington.

The Mercury raised $66,100 for Houston hurricane victims today

WNBA playoff player news:

Jonquel Jones set a new WNBA single-season rebounding record today.

Breanna Stewart broke the Storm franchise record for most 20-plus points in a game in a single season. She had 21 this year, eclipsing the record by Lauren Jackson.

Today’s game results:

The Liberty slipped by the Wings, 82-81. Tina Charles led them with 18 points and 18 rebounds. It’s the tenth straight win for New York.

The Sparks cruised past the Sun, 81-70.

Brittney Griner scored 30 points to lead the Mercury over the Dream, 84-70.

The Lynx topped the Mystics, 86-72.

The Storm rallied past the Sky, 85-80, fronted by Breanna Stewart’s 29 points.