Close games, and other storylines

Today’s results:

The Lynx held off the Sparks, 81-76.

The Mystics escaped the Sky, 83-81.

WNBA news:

The WNBA is expected to lose 50 million this season.

WNBA team news:

The Fever showed they are “growing up” by getting late stops in last night’s win.

The Storm is hoping their four-pack of all-stars can build on a strong start.

WNBA player news:

A’ja Wilson is motivated as the Aces face the Liberty for the first time since last year’s finals.

Why Alyssa Thomas returned to USA Basketball after a decade to chase her first gold medal in Paris.

Angel Reese is adjusting to the WNBA quickly.

Reese and Aaliyah Edwards are learning on the fly.