New York Liberty clinch final playoff spot with win

Today’s results:

The Liberty didn’t play today, but made the playoffs by virtue of Washington and Los Angeles both losing….

The Lynx defeated the Mystics, 83-77.

The Wings held off the Sparks, 87-84.

The Aces edged the Mercury, 84-83.

The Sun ran past the Dream, 84-64, for a WNBA-best 14th straight win.

The Sky beat the Fever, 98-87, behind Diamond DeShields’ 30 points.

WNBA playoff news:

The first round of the playoffs begins Thursday with Liberty vs. Mercury and Wings vs. Sky.

With the fourth seed, the Storm face the perils of the single-elimination format.

WNBA player news:

Liz Cambage is thankful for her health after returning to the Aces for Sunday’s win.

Mercedes Russell is evolving into an elite post player.