Do not underestimate Storm-Mystics; winner may very well be primed for deep WNBA playoff run

Might the winner of the 2022 WNBA playoff‘s most intriguing first-round series between the Seattle Storm and Washington Mystics be extra of a menace than its file signifies? The Storm and Mystics, who completed tied for fourth within the WNBA standings at 22-14 — with Seattle incomes the proper to host the collection by successful …

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Mercury take one other blow, then lose to Aces

2:47 AM ET M.A. VoepelESPN.com Close M.A. Voepel covers the WNBA, ladies’s faculty basketball, and different faculty sports activities for espnW. Voepel started masking ladies’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. LAS VEGAS — As her teammates gathered round Phoenix beginning guard Shey Peddy, who was down on the courtroom, you …

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Defending champ Sky on ropes as Liberty win G1

12:46 AM ET Jamal CollierESPN CHICAGO — The New York Liberty moved into the motive force’s seat of their first-round collection towards the defending champion Chicago Sky with a 98-91 victory in Recreation 1 on Wednesday night time. The Liberty trailed by six factors with three and a half minutes left, however had been sparked …

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Aces, Mercury, Sky and Liberty gamers gown to impress forward of first-round playoff matchups

The WNBA playoffs are set after a wildly entertaining common season. The motion on the courtroom is certain to maintain followers entertained, and the matches off the courtroom additionally will flip some heads. 1 Associated Numerous stars in “The W” have already proven off with their wardrobe. Las Vegas Aces ahead A’ja Wilson donned numerous …

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Why the WNBA is best off with the New York Liberty within the playoffs

9:45 AM ET M.A. VoepelESPN.com Close M.A. Voepel covers the WNBA, ladies’s faculty basketball, and different faculty sports activities for espnW. Voepel started protecting ladies’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. The New York Liberty performed for the WNBA championship 4 occasions within the league’s first six seasons. In these early …

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WNBA playoff predictions: Our consultants reply the largest first-round questions

After an exciting common season and down-to-the-wire struggle for the ultimate two postseason berths, the 2022 WNBA playoffs tip off Wednesday when the No. 7 seed New York Liberty go to the No. 2 seed and defending champion Chicago Sky (eight p.m. ET, ESPN2) and the No. eight seed Phoenix Mercury tackle the No. 1 …

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Sky’s Wade ‘not a fan’ of recent first-round format

5:27 PM ET Jamal CollierESPN CHICAGO — Because the Chicago Sky ready for the primary spherical of the WNBA playoffs, and the beginning of their title protection below the league’s new playoff format, coach and normal supervisor James Wade mentioned he was “not an actual huge fan” of the brand new construction of the first-round …

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Storm’s Stewart 1st 2-time AP Participant of the Yr

Breanna Stewart is all the time in search of methods to enhance her recreation and this season her efforts culminated in a pair extra profession milestones. The Seattle Storm ahead led the WNBA in scoring for the primary time in her profession, averaging 21.eight factors, and Tuesday she turned the primary participant to repeat as …

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A brand new No. 1 and 7 new faces: Rating the highest 25 gamers within the WNBA playoffs

With the 2022 WNBA playoffs set to open Wednesday, it is time to have a look at not simply the highest groups vying for this season’s championship however the prime gamers. As ESPN ranks one of the best 25 gamers within the playoffs — as voted on by ESPN’s Kevin Pelton, Alexa Philippou and M.A. …

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Basketball star Liz Cambage pronounces she is stepping away from the WNBA ‘to give attention to therapeutic and private development’

“Taking part in for the Sparks was a dream come true and I am honored to have shared the court docket with such wonderful girls for so long as we did,” Cambage mentioned in an Instagram post. “I am sorry to have left abruptly and I want it could have ended on a special notice.” …

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