In the last week of the WNBA regular season, a number of playoff berths remain open. Only five teams have secured postseason spots, and only one, Connecticut, is certain of its seeding. Over the next six days, the remainder will be decided.
The Aces, who now lead Las Vegas and New York by one game and have two games left against Phoenix, are competing for the top seed. Tuesday night, Dallas lost at The Liberty 94–93. On Thursday, Los Angeles will visit New York, and on Sunday, Washington.
After losing to Connecticut, the Sparks were tied with Chicago for the final slot. The Sky easily defeated Indiana and will win the tiebreaker if the two teams have the same final record. Final road games for Los Angeles are in New York and Seattle.
Dallas and Minnesota have already secured their playoff spots and will most likely face off in the opening round of the best-of-three series as the Nos. 4 and 5 seeds. The Wings lead by a single game. The 2015 Los Angeles Sparks and the Minnesota Lynx are the only other 0-6 teams to make the playoffs. Around a home game versus the Lynx, the Sky have away games at Indiana and Connecticut.
A game ahead of the Sparks, Atlanta and Washington are tied for sixth and seventh.
Phoenix, Seattle, and Indiana are no longer in the running for the playoffs. However, the Fever have enjoyed a successful season with 12 wins so far. The squad hasn’t had this many victories since Indiana won 13 games in 2019. The team won just 11 games over the previous two years combined. The WNBA playoffs get underway on Wednesday after the regular season ended on Sunday.
After sustaining a non-contact right knee injury at the conclusion of the first quarter of the Washington Mystics’ loss to Los Angeles on Sunday, guard Kristi Toliver needed assistance getting off the field. On Tuesday, a torn ACL was identified as the cause.
Toliver, 36, has only participated in 11 games this season after missing the majority of them due to plantar fasciitis. Due to injury, she only participated in 30 games over the previous two seasons combined.
Physician Of The Week
Napheesa Collier, who averaged 22 points, 14.3 rebounds, and four assists while playing for the Lynx in two of their three games, assisted Minnesota in securing a playoff position. A’ja Wilson of Las Vegas, Breanna Stewart of New York, Kelsey Mitchell of Indiana, and Jewell Loyd of Seattle were among the other athletes who received votes.
The Week Game
Washington plays Atlanta on Friday. The outcome of this match could have a significant impact on how these two teams are seeded in the playoffs.