WNBA Capsules

Sep 14, 2015 - 3:36 AM WASHINGTON (AP) Angel McCoughtry scored 24 points and the Atlanta Dream concluded their season with a 73-71 victory over Washington on Sunday, making the Mystics the fourth seed in the playoffs.

Washington (18-16) will open up the postseason in New York on Friday night. The Mystics won three of four from the Liberty during the regular season.

Atlanta's Carla Cortijo scored 10 of her 13 points in the second half.

Ivory Latta led Washington with 14.

Atlanta scored just seven points in the first quarter and trailed by 16 at one point of the first half. A 15-6 run got them even late the third quarter, and they took the lead on a 3-point play by McCoughtry with 4:09 left that started a 10-4 spurt.

The Dream milked the clock in the final minute with a pair of offensive rebounds. Washington's Tayler Hill made a 3-pointer with two seconds remaining for the final score.

FEVER 81, LIBERTY 76

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Shavonte Zellous scored 11 of her season-high 22 points in the final five minutes to help the Fever beat the Liberty.

By the time this game had reached the half, Indiana had already secured the third seed in the Eastern Conference when Washington lost to Atlanta. The Fever will open up the postseason in Chicago on Thursday night.

New York (23-11) will host Washington on Friday in its playoff opener.

Natalie Achonwa and Briann January added 13 points apiece for the Fever (20-14).

Erica Wheeler scored a career-high 15 for the Liberty.

SUN 86, SKY 75

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - Kelsey Bone scored a career-high 31 points and the Sun ended their season with a victory over the Sky.

Camille Little added 15 points to help the Sun (15-19) end a four-game losing streak. They trailed by five at halftime, were tied after three quarters and outscored the Sky 20-9 in the final quarter.

Chicago's Elena Delle Donne had four 3-pointers and finished with 28 points to take the WNBA scoring title at 23.4 points per game. She also became the sixth player in league history to make over 200 free throws in a season with 207.

Chicago (21-13), the No. 2 seed out of the Eastern Conference, will open the first round of the playoffs at home Thursday night against third seed Indiana.

The Sky's Cappie Pondexter missed her fifth straight game because of a concussion.

SHOCK 91, MERCURY 87

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Rookie Brianna Kiesel scored a career-best 28 points to help the Shock beat Phoenix in their final regular-season home game in Tulsa before the franchise moves to Dallas next year.

Tulsa's fans will have at least one more chance to watch the team play. The Shock (18-16) will play the Mercury in a home playoff game Saturday. This is the franchise's first postseason berth and first winning season since it moved from Detroit before the 2010 season.

The game had no meaning for playoff seeding - Phoenix was locked into the No. 2 seed and Tulsa into the No. 3 slot, and their series will start Thursday in Phoenix. Still, the crowd of 6,064, one of the largest of the season, was energetic on Fan Appreciation Day and stood and cheered well after the final buzzer.

STARS 59, STORM 58

SEATTLE (AP) - Dearica Hamby scored 15 points and Samantha Logic hit a pair of free throws with 1:10 left to help San Antonio end the season with its first road victory.

Hamby converted a three-point play and Danielle Adams hit a 3-pointer to give San Antonio (8-26) a 57-56 lead with 1:51 left.

Quanitra Hollingsworth put the Storm (10-24) back on top 21 seconds later, but Logic's free throws gave the Stars the lead for good.

Seattle missed all four of its shots and committed a turnover in the final 57 seconds.

San Antonio, which finished the season 1-16 on the road, overcame a seven-point second quarter during which the Stars made just 2 of 18 field goals to avoid setting the WNBA record for road futility. The 1998 Washington Mystics were 0-15 in road games.

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored a career-high 19 points on 8-of-23 shooting for Seattle.






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