Tipping point

Now is that time of the season where separation is occurring. Those teams that have caught fire, like the Storm, the Aces and the Mercury, are running with it. Those that are slumping are trying to find a way out.

Today’s results:

The Aces clamped down on the Fever, 98-79, to win their fifth straight.

The Lynx handed the Mystics their fifth straight loss, 68-48.

The Sparks took care of the Liberty, 93-78, with five in double figures.

Tomorrow’s game schedule:

Wings vs. Sun

Mercury vs. Sky

Dream vs. Storm

WNBA team news:

The Storm are dominating the WNBA while fighting for Black Lives Matter.

Seattle has many weapons.

How the Sky are approaching an unprecedented season.

The Storm, Aces, Mercury and Sky top the WNBA’s power rankings for the week.

WNBA player news:

Q&A with Diamond DeShields.

Gabby Williams podcast.

Bella Alarie’s offense isn’t there yet, but her defense is.

Chennedy Carter will miss two weeks with her ankle injury.

Sue Bird is listed as probable for tomorrow’s game.

Behind the scenes in the bubble.

College sports news:

The Pac-12 has postponed all sports through the end of the year.

The Big Ten is postponing all fall sports.

Despite the season postponement, Pac-12 women’s basketball coaches support the conference’s decision.

College player news:

Paige Bueckers brings a message of hope to UConn.

High expectations and the pandemic aren’t dampening Bueckers’ excitement.

She is already working hard.