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Liberty keep alive playoff hopes with 91-80 win over Mystics

NEW YORK (AP) — Natasha Howard scored 24 points and Sabrina Ionescu added 22 to help the New York Liberty keep alive their playoff hopes with a 91-80 win over the Washington Mystics. The Liberty (12-20) need Washington to lose to Minnesota on Sunday and have Los Angeles lose at Dallas that day as well. The Liberty hold the tiebreaker by virtue of having a better record against the two other teams. Washington (12-19) would get the No. 8 seed with a win on Sunday. New York is trying to avoid missing the playoff for a fourth consecutive season. Ariel Atkins scored 29 points to lead Washington.
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Seton Hall basketball programs displaced by Ida flooding

Obviously it pales in comparison to the loss of peoples’ lives and homes, but Hurricane Ida impacted Seton Hall University’s basketball programs, too, displacing them on the eve of the 2021-22 season. The destructive storm flooded the lower level of the Richie Regan Recreation Center, rendering the auxiliary gym, locker...

Rutgers women’s basketball aim to keep NCAA Tournament streak alive this season

The Rutgers women’s basketball team has added eight newcomers to the roster for this season, including six transfers. It will be a unique challenge for head coach C. Vivian Stringer, who returns for her 27th season on the banks. Replacing last year’s top five leading scorers and a core group that produced two top three finishes in the Big Ten over the last three seasons won’t be easy. Establishing clear roles and good team chemistry is key to the team’s success this winter.

Nick Wright Shades Kyrie Irving | Brooklyn Nets

In the drought of NBA news, the heavens opened up and we were gifted Nick Wright. Television sports analyst Nick Wright stated the Brooklyn Nets were listening to offers to trade Kyrie Irving. NBA Twitter lost it. The back and forth as been next level and toxic to the point where even Nets all star Kyrie Irving himself joined in.
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Mystics at Liberty preview: Washington looks to beat New York for playoff spot

Mystics: Elena Delle Donne (Back, Out); Alysha Clark (Foot, Out for season) Liberty: Reshanda Gray (Illness, Questionable) The Washington Mystics (12-18) are facing the New York Liberty (11-20) on the road Friday night. Both teams have matched up twice already this season, resulting in a split. Washington blew out the Liberty in May 101-72. Tina Charles and Ariel Atkins combined for 59 points. The Liberty beat the Mystics the second time around in July 82-79 despite Charles having a solid performance. The former Liberty star left it all on the floor, putting up team-highs in points (31) and rebounds (16). She was the only Mystics player to score or rebound in double-digits.

Teams battle for playoff positioning in WNBA’s final week

NEW YORK (AP) — With less than a week left in the regular season of the WNBA, playoff seeding, a postseason berth and draft lottery chances are still undecided. Buoyed by a 12-game winning streak, Connecticut has clinched the top seed throughout the playoffs and leads The Associated Press power poll. Las Vegas needs one more victory or loss by Minnesota this week to earn the No. 2 seed and the other double bye to the semifinals. The Lynx are third with Phoenix and Seattle both in the mix for the third and fourth seeds.

Sekou Doumbouya Might Be Cut From The Roster Soon | Brooklyn Nets

In the DeAndre Jordan trade one of the players Brooklyn received was Sekou Doumbouya. The Brooklyn Nets are faced with a bloated roster going into training camp next week. As things are currently Brooklyn stands at 16 players. Per league protocol only 15 can be on guaranteed full contracts. With everyone else either being a veteran or a star player that just leaves Sekou Doumbouya.

WNBA Washington Mystics vs New York Liberty 9/17/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

The New York Liberty are hosting the Washington Mystics at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Friday, September 17, at 19:00 in this all-Eastern battle between two squads on opposite trajectories. The Liberty are 1-11 in their previous 12 matches and are sitting on the fourth place of the conference. On the other hand, the Mystics have back-to-back wins and are third in the East.
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2021 WNBA Playoffs: How to Watch, Format, Standings

2021 WNBA playoffs: How to watch, format, standings originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago. It's mid-September, so you know what that means: the WNBA playoffs are just around the corner. Seven teams have already clinched playoff berths, with three other clubs fighting for the coveted No. 8 seed. The Washington...

WNBA-leading Sun rout Liberty 98-69 for 13th straight win

UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- - Jonquel Jones had 18 points and 13 rebounds, DeWanna Bonner also scored 18 points and the WNBA-leading Connecticut Sun beat the New York Liberty 98-69 on Wednesday night for their 13th straight victory. Jones completed her league-leading 17th double-double in the third quarter. DiJonai Carrington added...