Dramatic endings

Today’s results:

The Sparks knocked out the defending champion Storm, 92-69.

Credit to Seattle, who probably shouldn’t have had as good of a season considering all their injuries.

A steal and a half-court heave by Dearica Hamby lifted the Aces over the Sky, 93-92.

What a game, what a game. It took time to wind down after that.

Tuesday’s round three:

Sparks will face the Sun

Aces will take on the Mystics

Travel changes:

The league is paying for charter flights to take today’s winners to the East coast for Tuesday’s games.

WNBA team news:

For the Mystics, pressure is a privilege.

How the Sun’s commitment to a core group of players made them one of the league’s best teams.

Award time:

Dearica Hamby has been named sixth woman of the year.

Nneka Ogwumike wins the Kim Perrot Sportsmanship award.


A fan was tackled at Staples Center today after running after the Ogwumike sisters.

USA Basketball news:

The Women’s National Team will train in Miami this week, ahead of the FIBA AmeriCup, and new invitees include: Kelsey Plum, Brittney Sykes, Jordin Canada, Sydney Wiese, Diamond DeShields, Arike Ogunbowale, and Napheesa Collier.

Here is why.