Jewell Loyd scored 29 points, Breanna Stewart had nine points and 11 rebounds and the Seattle Storm beat the Phoenix Mercury 87-71 on Wednesday night.
2018 ScheduleAll times ET
Brittney Griner had 29 points and 10 rebounds to help the Phoenix Mercury hold on for an 87-82 victory over the Seattle Storm on Sunday night.
Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer
The Phoenix Mercury spoiled the Seattle Storm's home opener 87-82 Sunday night, taking an early lead behind Brittney Griner's dominant post play and holding off a comeback attempt by forcing a turnover with 3.2 seconds left and the Storm down three. Griner had 29 points on 10-of-17 shooting, 10 rebounds, four assists and three blocks. Breanna Stewart led the Storm with 22 points, 15 boards and three assists. Phoenix joins the Chicago Sky as the two teams who are 2-0 after the WNBA's opening weekend.
Diana Taurasi scored 26 points in the Mercury's 86-78 season-opening win over the Dallas Wings on Friday night, when she became the first player in WNBA history to reach 1,000 career 3-pointers
Liz Cambage returned to the WNBA and DeWanna Bonner was back for Phoenix, but Diana Taurasi once again was the deciding factor in the season opener.
Entering her sixth season in the WNBA, Brittney Griner is focusing on being the league's MVP and leading the Phoenix Mercury to a championship. She had a league-best six 30-point games last year.
You know the perennial MVP front-runners. But is this the season a player such as Brittney Griner or Breanna Stewart breaks through as MVP?
Diana Taurasi says her wife, Penny Taylor, gave birth to a son, Leo Michael Taurasi-Taylor, on March 1.
During a live presentation of Around the Rim, A'ja Wilson, Breanna Stewart and Briann January chat with hosts LaChina Robinson and Terrika Foster-Brasby.
The Mercury's Diana Taurasi and former Mercury standout Penny Taylor announced the birth of their son, Leo. "I'm in a new chapter of my life," Taurasi said. "I'll take any advice anyone has."
The Mercury made two trades, dealing Danielle Robinson to the Lynx for the No. 12 pick while sending their No. 8 pick to the Fever for Briann January.
After helping USA Basketball win two Olympic gold medals, Lindsay Whalen has retired from international ball. What does that mean for Team USA's backcourt, and which guards might be poised to make the roster for this fall's World Cup?
Brittney Griner on a snowboard? Skylar Diggins-Smith as a curler? Elena Delle Donne in a bobsled? What Winter Games events do the members of the USA Basketball women's national team player pool fantasize about pursuing? Diana Taurasi is all about hockey.
Diana Taurasi is back for one more run at a world championship and potentially the 2020 Tokyo Olympics if she can stay healthy, saying she is "more driven than ever."
Diana Taurasi is taking a sabbatical as she battles injuries, ending her season with Russian club UMMC Ekaterinburg early.
Eleven members of the 2016 Olympic team that won a sixth consecutive gold medal for the Americans are in the pool of 29 players that was announced Thursday.
WNBA players Emma Cannon and Brionna Jones have been denied visas for entry into Turkey with their Russian team this week, fallout from a diplomatic dispute between the United States and Turkey.
WNBA coach of the year Curt Miller has received a contract extension from the Connecticut Sun.
It's no surprise that Los Angeles and Minnesota will meet for the second consecutive season in the WNBA Finals. But that doesn't mean both teams didn't have to work really hard to get here.
Candace Parker's driving layup with 2.9 seconds to play gave the Los Angeles Sparks an 89-87 win and three-game sweep of the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA semifinals Sunday.
With all she has overcome this summer, Phoenix center Brittney Griner relishes the challenge of trying to come back against the Sparks, who are looking to sweep the Mercury out of the playoffs Sunday (ESPN, 5 ET).
Despite suffering an ankle injury two days before, Candace Parker was a threat all over the court Thursday. The Sparks star set the tone from the opening tip and finished with 24 points, 13 rebounds and six assists as L.A. took a 2-0 lead over Phoenix.
Points Per Game
Assists Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Steals Per Game
Blocks Per Game