The gap in the standings continues to widen

Today’s results:

Kelsey Mitchell and Teaira McCowan led the way as the Fever edged the Sparks, 74-72.

Jonquel Jones and Brionna Jones powered the Sun over the Mystics, 85-75.

The Lynx overcame injuries to defeat the Liberty, 74-66.

The Mercury made work of the Sky, 103-83.

Phoenix clinched a playoff spot tonight, after New York and LA lost. Chicago took the L, but is still three games ahead of the Wings and Liberty. The gap between the top and bottom of the conference is large………

WNBA team news:

The battle for playoff berths and byes is heating up.

The Sun are a confident group.

WNBA player news:

Sylvia Fowles and Layshia Clarendon sat out tonight’s Minnesota game with injuries.

Dream guard Crystal Bradford underwent successful surgery for a broken foot and will miss the remainder of the season.

Kristi Toliver’s career as a player and coach is coming full circle.

WNBA coach news:

Cheryl Reeve is battling injustice on and off the court.

College player news:

Oklahoma transfer Heavenly Greer has committed to Kansas State.

College coach news:

Rhode Island coach Tammi Reiss assesses her new team.

Jalen Powell is a new assistant coach at Ohio State.