Celebrations and setbacks

Today’s results:

The Wings defeated the Sun, 85-77.

The Mystics shut out Rhyne Howard and routed the Dream, 70-50.

The Sky got past the Fever, 95-90.

The Lynx rallied in the fourth quarter to top the Liberty, 84-78.

WNBA team news:

Before playing this evening, the Sky celebrated their 2021 championship with a ring ceremony and banner raising.

WNBA player news:

Tonight Elena Delle Donne became the 40th player in league history to reach 4,000 career points.

Connecticut starter Jasmine Thomas is out for the season with a torn ACL.

Moriah Jefferson is reviving her WNBA career with Minnesota.

Cherelle Griner spoke on Good Morning America about wife Brittney’s detainment in Russia.

A former U.N. ambassador is optimistic that Griner will come home.

WNBA coach news:

Becky Hammon has the Aces off to a sizzling start on offense.

College player news:

UMass’ Sam Breen is working to change the stigma around athlete mental health.

Rutgers transfer Lasha Petree has landed at Purdue.

Bowling Green’s Kenzie Lewis has retired from basketball to focus on mental health.

College coach news:

Andre Gibbs is a new assistant coach at Utah State.