Friday night brights

Today’s results:

A triple-double from Alyssa Thomas paced the Sun over the Lynx, 94-84.

The Sky held off the Wings, 89-83.

The Mercury surged late and ran away from the Storm, 94-78.

WNBA team news:

If Tuesday’s Commissioner’s Cup is a WNBA finals preview, how long is Chicago’s window?

As attendance has doubled, it’s clear the vibes are shifting in Atlanta.

The Fever’s losing streak reached 11 last night.

WNBA player news:

Inside the special friendship of Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi.

China’s Han Xu is making her mark in the WNBA.

NaLyssa Smith is a bright spot for the struggling Fever.

College coach news:

Kansas State has extended Jeff Mittie’s contract to 2026.

Why Rutgers was the right place for Nikki McCray-Penson after taking a season off from coaching.