Sylvia Fowles set a WNBA record with her 157th career double-double and the Minnesota Lynx pulled away in the second half to beat the Phoenix Mercury 75-62 on Sunday night.
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Diana Taurasi made her 2019 debut, but in a WNBA season more unpredictable than ever, Phoenix fell short and Taurasi suffered a minor tweak to her back.
Alyssa Thomas had 20 points and 10 rebounds and the Connecticut Sun beat the Phoenix Mercury 79-64 on Friday night to spoil Diana Taurasi's season debut.
Diana Taurasi tweaked her back during Friday night's loss to the Sun, her first game back since offseason surgery.
Brittney Griner had 25 points and eight rebounds, DeWanna Bonner added 22 points, seven rebounds and five assists and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Washington Mystics 91-68 on Wednesday for their fifth win in six games.
Brittney Griner scored a season-high 31 points, including two free throws with 3.1 seconds left, to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Atlanta Dream 65-63 on Sunday.
Kia Nurse scored 26 points, Tina Charles had 23 points, 12 rebounds and four assists and the New York Liberty beat the Phoenix Mercury 80-76 on Friday night.
Diana Taurasi, expected to make her 2019 debut Friday, details how Swin Cash helped her say yes to have back surgery and why retiring wasn't an option.
Washington Mystics star Elena Delle Donne and A'ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces are the early leaders in the WNBA's All-Star balloting.
Mercury guard Diana Taurasi has been cleared for full contact five months after suffering a back injury and could make her season debut as early as Friday, a source told ESPN.
DeWanna Bonner and Brittney Griner each scored 20 points to help the Phoenix Mercury beat Seattle 69-67 on Sunday, handing the Storm their first home loss of the season.
Brittney Griner scored 23 points, Leilani Mitchell had 18 points and 11 assists for her first career double-double and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Indiana Fever 91-69 on Friday night.
Minnesota Lynx scoring leader Odyssey Sims apologized Thursday for getting arrested earlier this month on suspicion of drunken driving.
A month into the WNBA season, some of the biggest questions in the league surround two teams that each have won three titles: Phoenix and L.A.
Leilani Mitchell scored 22 points in her first start of the season and the Phoenix Mercury handed the Los Angeles Sparks their fourth-straight loss with an 82-72 victory Sunday.
Kayla Thornton had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Theresa Plaisance added 12 points and 11 rebounds and the Dallas Wings beat the Phoenix Mercury 69-54 on Thursday night.
Chelsea Gray had 21 points and a season-high nine assists, Nneka Ogwumike scored 12 of her 16 points in the second half and the Los Angeles Sparks pulled away in the third quarter to beat the Phoenix Mercury 85-68 on Friday night.
Diamond DeShields scored 25 points, Courtney Vandersloot added 17 with eight assists and the Chicago Sky held off the Phoenix Mercury 82-75 on Tuesday night.
Brittney Griner scored 26 points, DeWanna Bonner added 25 and the Phoenix Mercury used a dominate first half to defeat the Indiana Fever 94-87 on Sunday.
Odyssey Sims scored 15 points and Lexie Brown added 12 to help the Minnesota Lynx hold off the Phoenix Mercury 58-56 on Thursday night.
Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird are out, but the Storm's remaining players from last year's title team can be effective if they play their games.
Natasha Howard had 21 points and 16 rebounds, Jewell Loyd added 17 points and the Seattle Storm opened defensive of their WNBA title with a 77-68 win over the Phoenix Mercury on Saturday.
ESPN's panel of experts picked the Phoenix Mercury as the preseason favorite, while the Washington Mystics' Elena Delle Donne is the preseason MVP.
The WNBA returns for the 2019 season and so does Around The Rim. Women's basketball analyst LaChina Robinson and producer Terrika Foster-Brasby are joined by 2X WNBA champion Devereaux Peters to weigh in on the many moves of the offseason, the upcoming Storm-Mercury matchup and share their thoughts on the GM Survey including their favorites for MVP and ultimately Finals champion.
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