NEW YORK (AP) — The Liberty were struggling scoring on the outside, so the team focused on getting points inside.
It worked thanks to a strong effort from Natasha Howard, who scored a season-high 27 points to help New York beat the Washington Mystics 77-65 on Thursday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu has been on a roll offensively, and that has lifted the New York Liberty to wins in three of their last four games.
Ionescu had 26 points, eight rebounds and eight assists to help the Liberty rout the Minnesota Lynx 88-69 on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Liberty are a work in progress. When coach Sandy Brondello took over the team this year she knew it would take time for the players to gel on the court.
With players showing up late for training camp because of overseas commitments and others dealing with injuries and the coronavirus, the process has gotten off to a slower start than expected.
New York coach Sandy Brondello was on her way to her team's Friday morning shootaround when she heard the “disappointing" news that Russia had extended Brittney Griner's pre-trial detention another 30 days.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Mercury have hired former Las Vegas Aces assistant Vanessa Nygaard as their next head coach, a person familiar with the hire told The Associated Press on Friday.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the hire won't be officially announced until Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sandy Brondello wasn't sure about her future after parting ways with the Phoenix Mercury last month.
She wasn't unemployed for long.
Brondello was hired as New York Liberty coach on Friday, calling it an honor to join the historic WNBA franchise.
PHOENIX (AP) — Sandy Brondello is out as the Phoenix Mercury's coach after leading the team to the WNBA Finals in her eighth season.
The Mercury announced Monday that the team and Brondello mutually agreed to part ways and her contract, which expired after the 2021 season, will not be renewed.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Phoenix Mercury have three of the best players in the WNBA, each one capable of taking over a game.
But this team goes deeper than Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner and Skylar Diggins-Smith.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Even on an injured foot, Diana Taurasi showed she's far from done chasing another championship.
Taurasi scored a playoff career-high 37 points and the Phoenix Mercury overwhelmed the Las Vegas Aces 117-91 on Thursday night to even the best-of-five WNBA semifinal series at a game apiece.
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart will not play in Sunday’s WNBA second-round playoff game against the Phoenix Mercury.
Stewart injured a foot on Sept. 7 in a win over Washington when she came up hobbling after boxing out a Mystics player.
NEW YORK (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith has been on a tear since helping the U.S. win the gold medal at the Olympics.
Diggins-Smith scored 27 points, Diana Taurasi added 19 and the short-handed Phoenix Mercury beat the New York Liberty 80-64 on Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA season is only a few weeks old and there already have been five games that have been decided in overtime, including four in the past seven days.
The total has already surpassed the entire 2020 season and equals the 2019 mark, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.