Kristi Toliver's marvelous return from Europe wasn't enough to end the worst start in Los Angeles Sparks franchise history. The Sparks now look avoid their longest-ever losing streak by adding to the San Antonio Stars' road woes Thursday night. Toliver had a career-best 30 points in her season debut for Los Angeles on Sunday but the Sparks dropped to 0-7 with a 79-70 loss at New York.
Posted: July 1, 2015, 7:37 pm
It's hard to overlook the storyline involving Brittney Griner heading into the first matchup between the Phoenix Mercury and Tulsa Shock. Griner earned a seven-game suspension for a domestic violence incident involving Glory Johnson of the Shock, and the Mercury star will play her third game since returning in Thursday night's contest in Phoenix. Griner and Johnson were arrested April 22 at their home in the Phoenix suburb of Goodyear.
Posted: July 1, 2015, 6:48 pm
Ivory Latta has provided a spark during a promising stretch for the Washington Mystics and was at her best in a road win over the Indiana Fever last month. Leading scorer Emma Meesseman (15.6 points per game) had 20 on 10-of-14 shooting and is averaging 18.6 on 69.4 percent shooting in her last five games. Everybody was out there looking for each other and making the extra pass," Latta said.
Posted: July 1, 2015, 5:35 pm
The Connecticut Sun's seven-game win streak came to a crashing end, and now they may have to play without one of their top players. Kelsey Bone could be suspended for Thursday night's home matchup against WNBA leading scorer Elena Delle Donne and the high-powered Chicago Sky. Connecticut (7-2) missed a chance at matching the second-longest win streak in franchise history with Tuesday's 92-84 defeat to Indiana.
Posted: July 1, 2015, 4:36 pm
Sue Bird scored 17 points and rookies Jewell Loyd and Ramu Tokashiki combined for 25, including seven in the last three minutes as the Seattle Storm ended a five-game losing streak with a 74-69 win over the Tulsa Shock on Tuesday night. Crystal Langhorne added 15 points for the Storm (3-7), who had lost their previous three games by a total of nine points, including a 93-89 loss at Tulsa on Sunday. Riquna Williams had 23 points for the Shock (8-2), who entered the game with an eight-game winning streak, which matched the franchise record from 2003 when the team was in Detroit.
Posted: July 1, 2015, 4:30 am
PHOENIX (AP) -- Brittney Griner had 23 points, eight rebounds and four blocks in her first home game since the completion of her seven-game suspension and the Phoenix Mercury beat the San Antonio Stars 85-78 on Tuesday night.
Posted: July 1, 2015, 4:26 am
Tina Charles had a season-high 26 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, and Candice Wiggins hit all five of her 3-pointers, to lead the New York Liberty to their first win over the Chicago Sky in three seasons, 89-81 on Tuesday night. Wiggins finished with 15 points as New York's bench outscored Chicago's reserves 34-7, ending a 10-game losing streak to the Sky that dated back to Aug. 21, 2012. Elena Delle Donne, who leads the league at 29 points a game, finished with 26 but was only 8 of 20 from the field.
Posted: July 1, 2015, 4:00 am
Tamika Catchings had 26 points and 10 rebounds, including the 3,000th of her career, to help the Indiana Fever held off Connecticut 92-84 on Tuesday night to snap the Sun's seven-game winning streak. Indiana led by as many as 23 points in the third quarter but the Sun stormed back, pulling within 85-82 on Alex Bentley's 3-pointer with 1:05 remaining. Shenise Johnson added 13 points for Indiana (4-6) and Natalie Achonwa had 10.
Posted: July 1, 2015, 1:40 am
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Tulsa Shock guard Skylar Diggins will miss at least four games with a sprained knee.
Posted: June 30, 2015, 3:54 pm
There's a chance Epiphanny Prince will make her debut Tuesday night for the New York Liberty. If she does, it would be against her former team and versus former New York star Cappie Pondexter. Prince missed the first nine games for New York (5-4) while playing for Russia in the EuroBasket tournament.
Posted: June 29, 2015, 6:39 pm