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Washington survives Phoenix 99-93, Elena Delle Donne drops season-high 33 points

Washington survives Phoenix 99-93, Elena Delle Donne drops season-high 33 points

Video || Stats || Shot Charts WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Mystics (13-6) prevailed in a 99-93 nail biter over the Phoenix Mercury (10-9) Tuesday night at Entertainment and Sports Arena. “Our two stars made huge shots…and then we got…

Washington and Las Vegas to resume early July game suspended by earthquake on August 5

Washington and Las Vegas to resume early July game suspended by earthquake on August 5

The July 5 game between the Washington Mystics and Las Vegas Aces, which was suspended at halftime due to an earthquake in Las Vegas, is set to resume on Monday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. PT. The venue for the…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 07-22-2019

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 07-22-2019

ICYMI: Elena Delle Donne @De11eDonne returns to homecourt in Mystics 93-65 win over Dream by @amberddodd (Hoopfeed… https://t.co/IVPXi3pn2E -> #WNBA Players of the Week: Elena Delle Donne (Washington Mystics); Natasha Howard (Seattle Storm)… https://t.co/U1gTrk78jR -> Catch up on last week’s…

Team Wilson wins 2019 WNBA All-Star Game, Erica Wheeler warms hearts winning MVP honor

Team Wilson wins 2019 WNBA All-Star Game, Erica Wheeler warms hearts winning MVP honor

2019 WNBA All-Star: Stricklen takes three-point crown and DeShields wins skills challenge Notes || Social Media Recap LAS VEGAS – Team Wilson held off a fourth-quarter comeback by Team Delle Donne to win the 2019 All-Star Game in Las Vegas…

2019 WNBA All-Star: Stricklen takes three-point crown and DeShields wins skills challenge

2019 WNBA All-Star: Stricklen takes three-point crown and DeShields wins skills challenge

LAS VEGAS — The WNBA has a new three-point contest champion as Connecticut Sun guard/forward Shekinna Stricklen won the event at the 2019 All-Star Game weekend festivities in Las Vegas Friday night. Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley, who entered the…

WNBA adds two experimental rules to 2019 All-Star Game

WNBA adds two experimental rules to 2019 All-Star Game

The WNBA will introduce two experimental rules for the 2019 All-Star Game Saturday. The game is set for 3:30 p.m. EDT in Las Vegas and will be televised on ABC. The new rules as explained by the league: 20-Second Shot…

Team captains Elena Delle Donne and A’ja Wilson select rosters for the 2019 WNBA All-Star Game

Team captains Elena Delle Donne and A’ja Wilson select rosters for the 2019 WNBA All-Star Game

Three-point Contest and Skills Challenge Participants The 2019 WNBA All-Star Game captains Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics and A’ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces selected the rosters for the event Tuesday night. Delle Donne selected the Phoenix…

Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier named as replacement player for A’ja Wilson in 2019 WNBA All-Star Game

Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier named as replacement player for A’ja Wilson in 2019 WNBA All-Star Game

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert selected Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier as an injury replacement for Las Vegas Aces forward A’ja Wilson in the 2019 WNBA All-Star Game on Saturday, July 27. Wilson is sidelined with an ankle injury and wearing…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 07-15-2019

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 07-15-2019

#WNBA Players of the Week: –Jonquel Jones (Connecticut), 16.7 ppg, 9.3 rpg and 2.33 bpg –Nneka Ogwumike (Los Ange… https://t.co/p2uxJmVJl4 -> Catch up on last week’s news! Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for week of 07-08-2019 https://t.co/NsKDl3JZb7 -> Reserves announced for…

Elena Delle Donne returns to homecourt in Washington Mystics 93-65 win over Atlanta Dream

Elena Delle Donne returns to homecourt in Washington Mystics 93-65 win over Atlanta Dream

Stats || Mystics Notes || Shot Charts WASHINGTON, D.C. – Cue those classic storylines about players dominating with masks due to facial injury. Washington forward Elena Delle Donne wore hers while leading the Washington Mystics to a 93–65 win over…

Los Angeles Sparks top Dallas Wings 69-64 in biggest comeback of the season

Los Angeles Sparks top Dallas Wings 69-64 in biggest comeback of the season

Stats || Shot Charts LOS ANGELES – With 2:41 remaining in the second quarter of Thursday’s day game between the Los Angeles Sparks and Dallas Wings, center Imani McGee-Stafford found herself open near the hoop, and laid the ball in.…

Phoenix Mercury forward Sancho Lyttle will miss four to six weeks due to left knee injury

Phoenix Mercury forward Sancho Lyttle will miss four to six weeks due to left knee injury

From the Mercury: Phoenix Mercury forward Sancho Lyttle will miss four to six weeks after sustaining a bone bruise in her left knee during the Mercury’s game on Friday, July 12, at Connecticut, the team has announced. Lyttle suffered a…

Sparks guard Riquna Williams suspended 10 games for domestic violence incident

From the WNBA: Riquna Williams of the Los Angeles Sparks has been suspended without pay for ten games as a result of a domestic violence incident, the WNBA announced today.  Williams was arrested on April 29, 2019, and charged with…

Reserves announced for the 2019 WNBA All-Star Game

Reserves announced for the 2019 WNBA All-Star Game

Six guards and six post players from across the WNBA are reserves for the 2019 WNBA All-Star Game. The league’s head coaches selected the reserves. Coaches could not vote for their own players. The league announced starters last week. The…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 07-08-2019

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 07-08-2019

New York Liberty: Bria Hartley, Marine Johannès and Amanda Zahui B. returned to the team after competing in FIBA Eu… https://t.co/kHka0yK5pO -> ICYMI: Battle of the Brittneys: Griner outduels Sykes in @PhoenixMercury‘s win over Atlanta by @SMammoser (Hoopfeed… https://t.co/knFQT1lpCQ ->…

Las Vegas Aces extend winning streak to five behind Colson’s 17 points, Mystics drop third straight without Delle Donne

Las Vegas Aces extend winning streak to five behind Colson’s 17 points, Mystics drop third straight without Delle Donne

Stats || Shot Charts WASHINGTON D.C. – The Las Vegas Aces defeated the Washington Mystics 85-81, earning their fifth straight win and holding steady at first place in the WNBA. “Second half, our starters had energy,” Las Vegas head coach…

Seattle Storm owners create the first independently owned pro women’s 3×3 team in the United States

Seattle Storm owners create the first independently owned pro women’s 3×3 team in the United States

Seattle Storm owners, Force 10 Sports Management, establish the first independently owned professional women’s 3×3 team in the United States. The first signees of the team include Cierra Burdick, Alexis Peterson, Linnae Harper and Megan Huff. While a long-term goal…

Starters for the 2019 All-Star Game announced, Elena Delle Donne and A’ja Wilson named team captains

Starters for the 2019 All-Star Game announced, Elena Delle Donne and A’ja Wilson named team captains

Washington’s Elena Delle Donne and Las Vegas’ A’ja Wilson lead the list of players selected by fans, WNBA players and media to start in the 2019 WNBA All-Star Game. As the two players who finished with the most fan votes,…

Phoenix Mercury clobber Washington 91-68, Mystics without Delle Donne

Phoenix Mercury clobber Washington 91-68, Mystics without Delle Donne

Stats || Shot Charts WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Phoenix Mercury (7-6) crashed the Washington Mystics’ (9-5) Camp Day earning a 91-68 win in front of 15,377 high-energy fans at Capital One Arena. “We allowed them too many open shots, but…

Writing Washington 2: What’s in the Mystics’ potion for success?

Writing Washington 2: What’s in the Mystics’ potion for success?

July isn’t peaches and cream right now for the Washington Mystics. Due to an earthquake that happened close to halftime, the WNBA postponed Washington’s July 5 game at Las Vegas. The Mystics led the Aces 51-36 at the break. The…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 07-01-2019

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 07-01-2019

Penny Davis named NCAA national coordinator of women’s basketball officiating https://t.co/Hn2WZ5x14W #ncaaw -> Catch up on last week’s news: Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for week of 06-24-2019 https://t.co/VTR8K1H3Na -> #WNBA Players of the Week: Elena Delle Donne (Washington Mystics), A’ja…

Battle of the Brittneys: Griner outduels Sykes in Phoenix Mercury’s win over Atlanta Dream

Battle of the Brittneys: Griner outduels Sykes in Phoenix Mercury’s win over Atlanta Dream

Video || Stats || Shot Charts PHOENIX – Brittney Griner and Brittney Sykes battled all afternoon and combined for 60 points on Sunday afternoon at Talking Stick Resort Arena. In the end, Sykes sent Griner to the free throw line…

Washington Mystics at Las Vegas Aces game postponed due to 7.1 earthquake

Washington Mystics at Las Vegas Aces game postponed due to 7.1 earthquake

Friday’s nights contest between the Washington Mystics (9-3) and the Las Vegas Aces (8-5) at Mandalay Bay Events Center received a jolt during halftime when a 7.1 earthquake rattled the area. The WNBA released the following statement about the game:…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 06-24-2019

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 06-24-2019

Catch up on last week’s news: Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for week of 06-17-2019 https://t.co/yCREmnUMJo -> ICYMI: Leilani Mitchell leads five starters in double figures, @PhoenixMercury outlasts Los Angeles Sparks 82-72… https://t.co/ku8LGdNV4Y -> #WNBA Players of the Week: Elena Delle…