Storm, Sparks and Mystics clean up big on the WNBA’s first day

Opening day:

A healthy Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart powered the Storm past the Liberty, 87-71.

Sabrina Ionescu scored her first bucket in the most Sabrina way possible.

The Sparks routed the Mercury, 99-76.

Myisha Hines-Allen had a career-high scoring day in leading the Mystics over the Fever, 101-76.

Five things we learned today.

Takeaways from opening day.

Tomorrow's schedule:

Sun vs. Lynx

Sky vs. Aces

Dream vs. Wings


WNBA news:

The league has dedicated the season to Breonna Taylor with a "say her name" campaign.

The league will be a voice for the voiceless.

The court features "Black Lives Matter" lettering.

WNBA team news:

The Sky set their sights high after a heartbreaking loss to the Aces last year.

Chicago is back, y'all.

Breaking down contenders and pretenders.

More power rankings.

WNBA player news:

There's room for Napheesa Collier to grow in her second season.

The Mystics needed a center and Alaina Coates needed another chance.

Kiara Leslie made her long-awaited WNBA debut today.

WNBA coach news:

Cheryl Reeve is ready for Minnesota's first game of the season.

Chasity Melvin's hard work and persistence lead her from a small town to the WNBA bubble.

Bonus:

The legend of Cheryl Miller.