Griner, Bonner lead Mercury past Fever 94-87
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 26 points, DeWanna Bonner added 25 and the Phoenix Mercury used a dominant first half to defeat the Indiana Fever 94-87 on Sunday.
AP sources: Moore, Charles given franchise tags
NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Moore and Tina Charles aren't going anywhere.
Two people familiar with the deals told The Associated Press that the former UConn teammates were given the franchise tag by Minnesota and New York for the upcoming WNBA season.
It's no real surprise that the perennial All-Stars won't hit the free-agent market.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Phoenix Mercury swapped point guards.
The Mercury traded Danielle Robinson to the Minnesota Lynx while acquiring Briann January from the Indiana Fever on Tuesday.
Phoenix also sent the No. 8 pick in this year's WNBA draft to the Fever and received Minnesota's No. 12 pick.
Liberty ease by Fever 71-50 for 6th straight win
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sugar Rodgers scored all 16 of her points in the first half and the New York Liberty beat the Indiana Fever 71-50 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory.
Rodgers only attempted one shot in the second half and played just 20 minutes.
Tina Charles added 13 points and nine rebounds for New York (18-12). Bria Hartley had 12 points, and Epiphanny Prince 11.
Fever lose guard Briann January to season-ending knee injury
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Fever guard Briann January will miss the final two weeks of the WNBA season because of a knee injury.
The nine-year veteran has torn cartilage in her right knee. She is averaging 9.5 points and 3.9 assists in 25 games this season.
January played on the Fever's 2012 championship team and helped Indiana reach the WNBA Finals in 2009 and 2015.
Mystics beat Fever, Storm defeat Mercury
WASHINGTON (AP) — Krystal Thomas had 20 points and 14 rebounds as the Washington Mystics beat the Indiana Fever 100-80 on Saturday in a WNBA game that was delayed 48 minutes to start the second half because of water on the court.
The Mystics (16-10) were up by 13 at the half when the game was delayed because of a leak in the Verizon Center roof. The teams entertained themselves and the fans during part of the delay by having a dance contest.
Dupree, Larkins lift Fever to 84-82 win over Lynx
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Candice Dupree scored a season-high 31 points and Erlana Larkins made a putback with 8.2 seconds left as the Indiana Fever beat the WNBA-leading Minnesota Lynx 84-82 on Sunday night to end a five-game losing streak.
Dupree made a career-high 15 field goals on 21 attempts and Briann January scored had 14 points and six assists for Indiana, which is in last place in the Eastern conference with nine wins and 17 losses.
Dupree, Larkins lift Fever to 84-82 win over Lynx
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Candice Dupree scored a season-high 31 points, Erlana Larkins made a putback with 8.2 seconds left and the Indiana Fever beat the Minnesota Lynx 84-82 on Sunday night to snap a five-game losing streak.
Dupree made a career-high 15 field goals on 21 attempts and Briann January scored had 14 points and six assists for Indiana (9-17).
Sparks hand Fever 5th straight loss, 80-62
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chelsea Gray scored 16 points while Nneka Ogwumike added 14 points and 12 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Indiana Fever 80-62 on Monday night.
Mystics start fast, cruise to 72-58 win over Fever
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Emma Meesseman scored 15 points and the Washington Mystics beat the Indiana Fever 72-58 on Friday night, a victory tempered by the loss of star forward Elena Delle Donne to a sprained right ankle early in the game.
The Mystics (11-8) snapped a three-game losing streak, their longest skid of the season.
Krystal Thomas added 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting, and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt had 11 rebounds to pass the 550 mark for her career.
Stars top Fever 79-72 for 1st road victory
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kayla McBride scored 18 points, Erika de Souza had 14 points and seven rebounds, and San Antonio beat the Indiana Fever 79-72 on Wednesday for the Stars' first road victory.
San Antonio led by 12 points midway through the fourth quarter, but Briann January made a 3-pointer with 1:40 left to pull Indiana to 69-64. Dearica Hamby answered with a layup, and McBride made eight straight free throws to seal it.
Delle Donne returns to lead Mystics to 88-80 victory
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne returned from a one-game absence to score 25 points and lead the Washington Mystics to an 88-70 victory over the Indiana Fever on Sunday.
Delle Donne sat out the Mystics' game on Friday with a groin injury when Washington suffered a 98-73 home loss to the Minnesota Lynx to snap a four-game winning streak.
The victory left the Mystics (7-3) a half-game ahead of the New York Liberty in the Eastern Conference.
Dupree, January help Fever hold off Wings 91-85
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Candice Dupree scored 18 points, Briann January added 16 and they combined to make six free throws in the last 38.1 seconds to help the Indiana Fever hold off the Dallas Wings 91-85 on Saturday night.
Briann January joins ASU women’s basketball staff
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Former Arizona State star Briann January is joining the Sun Devils as a women's basketball assistant coach, the school announced Wednesday night.
January helped lead Arizona State to 104 wins in her time at the school and then went on to play for the WNBA's Indiana Fever. She is set to begin her ninth year with Indiana and will continue to play as she coaches.
NEW YORK (AP) — Social activism is coming at a cost for WNBA players.
The WNBA has fined the Indiana Fever, New York Liberty and Phoenix Mercury and their players for wearing black warm up shirts in the wake of recent shootings by and against police officers.
All three teams were fined $5,000 and each player was fined $500 as the shirts violated the league's uniform policy. While the shirts were the Adidas brand — the official outfitter of the league — WNBA...
Johnson hits 5 3-pointers, Fever beat Storm 93-82
SEATTLE (AP) — Shenise Johnson tied a career high with five 3-pointers and scored a season-high 18 points to lead six Indiana players in double figures as the Fever beat the Seattle Storm 93-82 on Sunday.
Tamika Catchings added 15 points, Lynetta Kizer and Devereaux Peters scored 12 apiece and Tiffany Mitchell and Erlana Larkins had 11 points each for Indiana (9-11).
Breanna Stewart's layup late in the second quarter put the Storm up 10 points, but a four-point...