WNBA playoffs get underway
Phoenix Mercury guard Skylar Diggins-Smith drives past New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu during the first half on Thursday. Host Phoenix won the playoff opener 83-82.
Phoenix Mercury forward Brianna Turner drives past New York Liberty forward Natasha Howard during the first half.
New York Liberty forward DiDi Richards, left, and Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner battle for the loose ball during the first half.
Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot (22) and guard Allie Quigley (14) celebrate with teammates after the team's 81-64 win against the Dallas Wings.
Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot drives to the basket past Dallas Wings guard Allisha Gray during the first round of the WNBA basketball playoffs on Thursday in Chicago. Chicago won 81-64.
Dallas Wings guard drives to the basket against Chicago Sky guard Kahleah Copper.
Chicago Sky guard Kahleah Copper shoots against Dallas Wings guard Moriah Jefferson.
Chicago Sky center Candace Parker, left, goes to the basket against Dallas Wings center Bella Alarie during the first half.
Dallas Wings forward Satou Sabally looks to pass the ball against Chicago Sky center Candace Parker.
Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot shoots against the Dallas Wings.
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