Some things don’t turn out like you think they will

Today’s results:

The Mystics pounded the Liberty, 101-72.

The Dream held off the Wings’ rally, 77-73.

The Sparks stopped the Sun, 84-72, and knocked them out of the first place spot.

The Sky pulled away late to top the Mercury, 94-86.

The hot-shooting Lynx routed the Aces, 98-77.

Rookie Teaira McCowan led the Fever past the Storm, 63-54, with 22 points and 18 rebounds.

New standings:

1. Mystics
2. Sun
3. Sparks
4. Aces
5. Sky
6. Storm
7. Lynx
8. Mercury
9. Fever
10. Wings and Liberty
12. Dream

WNBA team news:

With New York’s loss today, the Storm clinched a playoff spot.

WNBA commissioner news:

Cathy Engelbert is taking her first steps toward transforming the WNBA.