Liberty’s 8-game win streak at stake in visit to Mercury

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Jonquel Jones is soaring as the New York Liberty aim to extend their winning streak to nine games when they visit the Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday night. New York hasn’t lost since dropping back-to-back games on May 23 and 25. The Liberty (12-2) are a half-game behind the league-leading Connecticut Sun. New York began its winning streak with an 81-78 home win over Phoenix on May 29. Sabrina Ionescu led the Liberty with 22 points

Sun blazing into matchup with struggling Sparks

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Owners of the best record in the WNBA, the Connecticut Sun will aim to improve that mark on Tuesday night in Uncasville, Conn., when they host the Los Angeles Sparks for the first meeting between the teams this season. The Sun (12-1) are coming off an 85-67 road win over the Dallas Wings on Saturday in which five Connecticut players finished with double figures in scoring. Rachel Banham had 16 points, while Alyssa Thomas flirted

Skidding Wings face challenge in surging Lynx

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The Minnesota Lynx will go for their fourth win in a row when they tip off against the Dallas Wings on Monday night in Minneapolis. Minnesota (10-3) has only one loss in its last seven games as it has surged near the top of the WNBA standings. It has posted three straight wins against the Seattle Storm, Las Vegas Aces and Los Angeles Sparks. In their latest game against Los Angeles, the Lynx erased a

Back home, Celtics try again to close out Kyrie Irving, Mavericks

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BOSTON — If any player knows how badly the Boston Celtics want to close out the Mavericks in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night, it’s Dallas guard Kyrie Irving. Irving spent two seasons with Boston (2017-19), but he’s been a villain in the eyes of Celtics fans since leaving to sign with the Brooklyn Nets in the summer of 2019. Chants ragging on Irving frequently echoed throughout TD Garden in Games 1

Sparks’ coach sees team’s potential going into game at Dream

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There are glimmers of hope for the Los Angeles Sparks as they continue to grind through a difficult start to their WNBA season. Coach Curt Miller noticed as much after his team dropped its second consecutive game, falling 81-76 to the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night. “I saw so much potential in this group tonight,” Miller said in a postgame interview. “I told them after the game we are coming together and are starting to

Mercury to play host to versatile Storm team that is rolling

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The Seattle Storm have shown off their variety of weapons while rolling to eight victories in their last nine games. They’ll try to continue their hot streak when they visit the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday afternoon. The Storm’s bench had a significant role in the team’s most recent victory, a 92-84 road triumph against the Dallas Wings on Thursday night. Seattle (9-4) used just three reserves, but Jordan Horston, Sami Whitcomb and Mercedes Russell outscored

Caitlin Clark, Fever brace for rematch vs. Sky

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The Indiana Fever and Chicago Sky will renew an emerging and heated rivalry when they square off Sunday afternoon in Indianapolis. The Fever (4-10) won the first meeting 71-70 at home on June 1, a result that was overshadowed by Sky guard Chennedy Carter’s hip-check foul on Fever rookie Caitlin Clark before an inbounds play. It was ruled a common foul, only to be upgraded to a flagrant-1 foul the day after the game. The

Hungry Liberty visit Aces in WNBA Finals rematch

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The New York Liberty have started 2024 looking like a team eager to avenge last year’s championship series loss to the Las Vegas Aces. Las Vegas is still looking for the form that produced consecutive WNBA titles. On Saturday, the teams meet for the first time since last October on the Aces’ floor in the league’s marquee matchup of the weekend. While New York (11-2) is off to a strong start after Sunday’s 93-88 victory

Sun shining bright in advance of road battle vs. Wings

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The Connecticut Sun look to continue their best start in franchise history when they battle the slumping Dallas Wings on Saturday afternoon in Arlington, Texas. The Sun (11-1) head south for their third game in a six-day stretch after an 83-75 win at Chicago on Wednesday. It was the Sun’s second victory over the Sky in 2024 and second straight triumph after their only loss of the season. Alyssa Thomas recorded 20 points, seven rebounds

Lynx on the rise, won’t ‘settle’ with Sparks up next

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Hanging 100 points on the two-time defending WNBA champions didn’t provide nearly enough satisfaction for the Minnesota Lynx. Coming off its best offensive performance of the season, Minnesota will try to keep raising the bar on Friday when it faces the Los Angeles Sparks in Minneapolis. The Lynx (9-3) faced little resistance during Tuesday’s 100-86 victory over the Las Vegas Aces, posting season highs in points in regulation, assists (34) and 3-point percentage (55.6 percent).