Big showings and a set playoff field

Today’s results:

Narrow but significant win for the Sparks, as they slipped past the Fever, 87-83. Chelsea Gray led the way for LA with a career-high 30 points including 20 in the third quarter Р18 of which were made on three-point shots. Indiana rookie Teaira McCowan had another huge game with 24 points and 10 rebounds.

The Mercury’s 65-58 win over the Dream¬†vaulted them into the playoffs, taking the last spot.

The Wings topped the Sky, 88-83, on the back of rookie Arike Ogunbowale’s 35 points, which tied her career high. Ogunbowale eclipsed 500 points, and Chicago saw their second straight loss.

Tomorrow’s game schedule:

Sun at Liberty

WNBA team news:

The Sky don’t have answers for their disappointing loss to the Wings.

The Mystics are a freight train, and numbers suggest they’re headed for a title.

“Run it back” means nothing if Washington doesn’t win a title, and they know it.

Their potent offense is built around three-pointers.

The Liberty have found multiple ways to assist off-court.

What’s at stake heading into the final week of the regular season.

WNBA player news:

Jonquel Jones: the board woman gets paid.

Is Leilani Mitchell now a lock for most improved player?

Elena Delle Donne is the masked avenger.

Kahleah Copper paid tribute to her breast cancer survivor mother.

Arike Ogunbowale is supporting her brother in his NFL bid the way he has supported her.

No milestone is too much for Teaira McCowan.

Kayla Alexander has written and illustrated a children’s book.

Bridget Carleton has been signed by Minnesota for the rest of the season.

Dallas has signed Karlie Samuelson.

Azura’ Stevens had successful foot surgery and is out for six months.

College team news:

Louisville is waiting for news from the NCAA on two transfers.

Ohio State is young but talented.

College player news:

UConn’s rehabbing Crystal Dangerfield and Evina Westbrook have found time to bond.

College coach news:

Grambling State has extended coach Freddie Murray’s contract through June 2021.

Nikki Newman and Steven Rhodes have joined Radford as assistant coaches.