NEW YORK (AP) — Playoff-bound teams usually would be able to potentially rest players before the postseason with a week left in the regular season.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tianna Hawkins and Aerial Powers combined for 39 points off the bench and the Washington Mystics cruised to an 86-62 win over the winless Dallas Wings on Sunday.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Wings and Washington Mystics have exchanged backup guards, with Tayler Hill and a second-round pick in next year's draft going to Dallas for Aerial Powers.
The trade announced Monday includes the right for the teams to swap first-round picks in the 2019 WNBA draft.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 20 points and the Dallas Wings won their fourth straight with a 101-72 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday night.
Aerial Powers added a season high 18 points, Azura Stevens scored 15 and Liz Cambage chipped in 13 for the Wings (11-8).
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Azura Stevens scored a career-high 26 points, and the Dallas Wings never trailed in a 90-63 win over the Indiana Fever on Thursday night.
The Wings (9-8) opened the game with an 8-0 run and pulled away with a 19-4 run that ended at 33-16 early in the second quarter. The Fever (2-17) got as close as 47-36 early in the third quarter, but Dallas extended the lead to 65-41 and closed the game on a 7-0 run to take its largest lead at the final score.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith scored eight of her 29 points in the final 1:04 and added eight assists in the Dallas Wings' 97-91 victory over the Las Vegas Aces on Wednesday night.
Liz Cambage had 17 points and 11 rebounds for her sixth double-double of the season, and Glory Johnson scored a season-high 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting for Dallas (7-7).
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Liz Cambage scored 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting and Aerial Powers had 16 points and eight rebounds to help the Dallas Wings beat the Los Angeles Sparks 101-72 on Friday night.
Allisha Gray scored 15 points, Azura Stevens added 13 and Skylar Diggins-Smith, who finished with a season-low six points, had 11 assists — one shy of her career best set in 2014 — for Dallas (6-5).
DALLAS (AP) — Diana Taurasi scored 21 points, Brittney Griner added 18 before fouling out late and the Phoenix Mercury won their sixth straight with a 75-72 victory over the Dallas Wings on Tuesday night.
Taurasi made all 10 of her free throws, including three straight on one possession to tie it at 69 after Skylar Diggins-Smith was called for a technical foul. Phoenix (8-3) was 20 of 22 at the line.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tina Charles had 18 points and 18 rebounds to help New York clinch the third seed in the playoffs with an 82-81 win over the Dallas Wings on Sunday and extend the Liberty's winning streak to 10 games.
The Liberty (22-12) matched the franchise record for longest winning streak and have a first-round bye. The seventh-seeded Wings (16-18) play at No. 6 Washington in a one-game playoff on Wednesday.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Glory Johnson had 23 points and 13 rebounds and Karima Christmas-Kelly scored 17 points to help the Dallas Wings beat the Los Angeles Sparks 85-79 on Sunday.
Skylar Diggins-Smith had eight of her 14 points in the fourth quarter and Aerial Powers finished with 12 for Dallas (13-14).
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Candace Parker had 23 points and 10 rebounds while Nneka Ogwumike scored 22 points to help the Los Angeles Sparks cruise to a 95-74 win over the Dallas Wings on Sunday.
Parker and Ogwumike combined to shoot 20 of 25 from the field.
Chelsea Gray added 16 points, eight assists and seven rebounds for Los Angeles (17-6).
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 21 points for her sixth straight 20-plus game and the Dallas Wings beat the Indiana Fever 84-82 on Tuesday night.
Dallas trailed 80-76 with 2:45 left, but the Wings scored on their next four possessions for an 84-82 lead on Allisha Gray's basket with 45 seconds left. Erica Wheeler missed two shots on the Fever's next possession and after a Dallas turnover, Wheeler was off again at the buzzer.
NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Sparks center Jantel Lavender has won the WNBA's sixth woman award.
The league announced Wednesday that Lavender received 26 of the 39 votes from a national media panel.
She averaged 9.6 points and shot a career-high 53.8 percent from the field to help the Sparks secure the second best record in the league.
Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley, the winner of award the past two seasons, and Dallas Wings guard Aerial Powers finished tied for second place with three votes each.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Skylar Diggins' driving layup gave Dallas a four-point lead with 14.9 seconds left and the Wings held on to beat the New York Liberty 84-81 on Sunday.
Sugar Rodgers hit a deep 3 with 5.6 seconds left that pulled the Liberty back within one. Diggins then made both free throws and Rodgers missed a difficult 3-point attempt from the baseline as time ran out.
Karima Christmas had 23 points, Aerial Powers added 15 and Courtney Paris scored 13 for 11th-ranked Dallas (11-21).