2018 WNBA season
LeagueWomen's National Basketball Association
SportBasketball
DurationMay 18 – September 12
Number of games34
Number of teams12
Average attendance6,721[1]
TV partner(s)ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, NBA TV
Top draft pickA'ja Wilson
Picked byLas Vegas Aces
Season MVPUnited States Breanna Stewart (Seattle)
Eastern championsAtlanta Dream
  Eastern runners-upWashington Mystics
Western championsSeattle Storm
  Western runners-upPhoenix Mercury
Finals championsSeattle Storm
  Runners-upWashington Mystics
Finals MVPUnited States Breanna Stewart (Seattle)
WNBA seasons

The 2018 WNBA season was the 22nd season of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The Minnesota Lynx are the defending champions. The regular season began on May 18, with the Phoenix Mercury hosting the Dallas Wings. The season ended with the Seattle Storm defeating the Washington Mystics 3-0 in the WNBA Finals. This was the third championship for the Storm. Seattle's Breanna Stewart was named regular season and finals MVP.

2018 WNBA Draft

Main article: 2018 WNBA Draft

The Las Vegas Aces selected A'ja Wilson first in the 2018 WNBA Draft.[2] The draft was televised nationally on the ESPN networks (Round 1 on ESPN2, Rounds 2 and 3 on ESPNU).

Transactions

Main article: List of 2018 WNBA season transactions

Retirement

Free agency

Free agency negotiations began on February 1.

Coaching changes

Off-season
Team 2017 season 2018 season
Seattle Storm Gary Kloppenburg Dan Hughes
New York Liberty Bill Laimbeer Katie Smith
Las Vegas Aces Vickie Johnson Bill Laimbeer
Atlanta Dream Michael Cooper Nicki Collen
Mid-season
Team Outgoing coach Incoming coach
Dallas Wings Fred Williams Taj McWilliams-Franklin

Arena changes

In addition to the relocated Las Vegas Aces, two other teams announced permanent moves to new arenas for the 2018 season.

Regular season

All-Star Game

Main article: 2018 WNBA All-Star Game

The 2018 WNBA All-Star Game was hosted by the Minnesota Lynx on July 28 at the Target Center. Coverage of the game began at 3:30pm. This is the first time the Lynx have hosted the annual event. This season a new selection format was used. Fans, coaches, media and players would all vote for players to be selected to the All-Star Game. The top 22 players receiving votes based on this weighting will be selected to the All-Star Game. There was not a restriction on number of players from one conference. The top 2 vote getters were captains of the two All-Star teams and selected their teams from the pool of remaining 20 players. The 22 All-Stars were be revealed on July 17, 2018. Rosters will be revealed on July 19, 2018.[8]

July 28
3:30pm
Team Delle Donne 112, Team Parker 119
Scoring by quarter: 27–31, 23–23, 34–24, 35–34
Pts: Moore, Quigley 18
Rebs: Four players 8
Asts: Diggins-Smith 8
Pts: Toliver 23
Rebs: Three players 6
Asts: Bird 8
Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Attendance: 15,922
Referees: Maj Forsberg
Janetta Graham
Jeff Wooten

Standings

Source:[9]

# Eastern Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
1 Atlanta Dream (2) 23 11 .676 13–4 10–7 12–4
2 Washington Mystics (3) 22 12 .647 1 12–5 10–7 12–4
3 Connecticut Sun (4) 21 13 .618 2 13–4 8–9 9–7
4 e – Chicago Sky 13 21 .382 10 7–10 6–11 6–10
5 e – New York Liberty 7 27 .206 16 4–13 3–14 6–10
6 e – Indiana Fever 6 28 .176 17 2–15 4–13 3–13
# Western Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
1 Seattle Storm (1) 26 8 .765 13–4 13–4 11–5
2 Phoenix Mercury (5) 20 14 .588 6 9–8 11–6 8–8
3 Los Angeles Sparks (6) 19 15 .559 7 11–6 8–9 9–7
4 Minnesota Lynx (7) 18 16 .529 8 9–8 9–8 9–7
5 Dallas Wings (8) 15 19 .441 11 10–7 5–12 7–9
6 e –Las Vegas Aces 14 20 .412 12 8–9 6–11 4–12

Notes

(#) – Conference Standing, Playoff Seeds shown to the right of team name
x – Qualified for playoffs
e – Eliminated from playoffs

Statistic leaders

The following shows the leaders for each statistic during the 2018 regular season.[10]

Category Player Team Statistic
Points per game Liz Cambage Dallas Wings 23.0 PPG
Rebounds per game Sylvia Fowles Minnesota Lynx 11.9 RPG
Assists per game Courtney Vandersloot Chicago Sky 8.6 APG
Steals per game Maya Moore Minnesota Lynx 1.7 SPG
Blocks per game Brittney Griner Phoenix Mercury 2.6 BPG
Field goal percentage Sylvia Fowles Minnesota Lynx 61.9% (237–383)
Three point FG percentage Briann January Phoenix Mercury 47.0% (77–182)
Free throw percentage Diana Taurasi Phoenix Mercury 92.5% (172–186)
Points per game Team Stat Connecticut Sun 87.6 PPG
Field goal percentage Team Stat Seattle Storm 46.8%

Schedule

2018 WNBA preseason
Preseason
Date Matchup Result High points High rebounds High assists Location/Attendance
Thu April 12 2018 WNBA Draft: first round ESPN2 New York City
2018 WNBA Draft: later rounds ESPNU New York City
Sun May 6 Washington Mystics vs. Minnesota Lynx 85–90 MIN Robinson (18) Tied (6) Wright (4) Wells Fargo Arena
4,203
Atlanta Dream @ Chicago Sky 78–61 ATL Hayes (16) Parker (8) Montgomery (7) Wintrust Arena
China @ Las Vegas Aces 63–98 LVA Ting (22) Tied (7) Tied (5) Mandalay Bay Events Center
Mon May 7 Chicago Sky @ Indiana Fever 65–79 IND Mavunga (18) Tied (8) Peterson (4) Bankers Life Fieldhouse
4,377
Dallas Wings vs. New York Liberty 76–69 DAL Stevens (19) Stevens (10) Zellous (4) Mohegan Sun Arena
Los Angeles @ Connecticut Sun 65–68 CON Thomas (17) Tied (8) Pondexter (3) Mohegan Sun Arena
Tues May 8 Phoenix Mercury @ Seattle Storm 69–73 SEA Loyd (15) Tied (6) Tied (3) KeyArena
3,502
Los Angeles vs. New York Liberty 75–81 NYL Nurse (19) Gray (14) Pondexter (5) Mohegan Sun Arena
1,106
Dallas Wings @ Connecticut Sun 58–79 CON Williams (18) A. Thomas (12) A. Thomas (5) Mohegan Sun Arena
3,695
Fri May 11 Atlanta Dream @ Connecticut Sun 58–74 CON Tied (13) Williams (6) Tied (3) Webster Bank Arena
1,610
Sat May 12 China @ Los Angeles 61–82 LAS Gray (17) Wang Jaiqui (8) Gray (10) Hutto-Patterson Gym
1,650
Indiana Fever @ Washington Mystics 56–91 WAS Tied (15) Hawkins (7) Tied (3) Acierno Arena (University of Delaware)
3,323
Chicago Sky @ Minnesota Lynx 58–87 MIN Fowles (17) Fowles (9) Tied (5) Target Center
5,024
Seattle Storm @ Phoenix 61–84 SEA Canada (17) Lyttle (11) Bird (5) Talking Stick Resort Arena
4,535
Sun May 13 Las Vegas Aces @ Dallas Wings 55–68 DAL Stevens (12) Wilson (12) Chong (4) College Park Center
2018 WNBA regular season
May
Date Matchup TV Result High points High rebounds High assists Location/Attendance
Fri May 18 Dallas Wings @ Phoenix Mercury NBA TV, FSA+ 78–86 PHO Taurasi (26) Bonner (12) Diggins-Smith (9) Talking Stick Resort Arena
11,210
Sat May 19 Chicago Sky @ Indiana Fever NBA TV, WNDY 82–64 CHI Quigley (19) Tied (8) Tied (5) Bankers Life Fieldhouse
6,565
Sun May 20 Las Vegas Aces @ Connecticut Sun Twitter 65–101 CON Young (23) A. Thomas (17) J. Thomas (6) Mohegan Sun Arena
6,637
Indiana Fever @ Washington Mystics NBA TV, NBCSWA 64–82 WAS Achonwa (21) Achonwa (12) Delle Donne (7) Capital One Arena
7,400
Atlanta Dream @ Dallas Wings Twitter, FFSW-DAL+ 78–101 DAL Diggins–Smith (25) Christmas–Kelly (10) Davis (5) College Park Center
5,907
Los Angeles Sparks @ Minnesota Lynx ESPN2 77–76 LAS[permanent dead link] Sims (21) Fowles (12) Whalen (9) Target Center
13,032
New York Liberty @ Chicago Sky Twitter, The U Too, MSG+ 76–80 CHI Quigley (22) Parker (8) Hartley (6) Wintrust Arena
7,922
Phoenix Mercury @ Seattle Storm Twitter, KZJO-TV 87–82 PHO Griner (29) Stewart (15) Bonner (7) KeyArena
8,602
Tues May 22 Los Angeles Sparks @ Indiana Fever Twitter 87–70 LAS Ogwumike (25) Ogwumike (10) Gray (8) Bankers Life Fieldhouse
4,742
Las Vegas Aces @ Washington Mystics League Pass, Monumental 70–75 WAS Delle Donne (23) Delle Donne (11) Allen (6) Capital One Arena
4,509
Wed May 23 Atlanta Dream @ Chicago Sky LeaguePass 81–63 ATL Hayes (22) Breland (10) Williams (6) Wintrust Arena
6,147
Dallas Wings @ Minnesota Lynx League Pass, FSNTH 68–76 MIN Fowles (23) Fowles (20) Whalen (8) Target Center
7,834
Seattle Storm @ Phoenix Mercury League Pass 87–71 SEA Loyd (29) Stewart (11) Tied (4) Talking Stick Resort Arena
8,068
Thurs May 24 Los Angeles Sparks @ Connecticut Sun ESPN2 94–102 CON Gray (21) A. Thomas (9) J. Thomas (8) Mohegan Sun Arena
5,571
Washington Mystics @ Indiana Fever ESPN3, Monumental 93–84 WAS Delle Done (26) Delle Done (10) T. Mitchell (3) Bankers Life Fieldhouse
4,415
Fri May 25 Minnesota Lynx @ New York Liberty LeaguePass, MSG+ 78–72 MIN Augustus (21) Charles (12) Robinson (5) Westchester County Center
2,315
Chicago Sky @ Seattle Storm LeaguePass, KZJO-TV, The U Too 91–95 (OT) SEA[permanent dead link] Loyd (29) Howard (10) Tied (9) KeyArena
5,866
Sat May 26 Dallas Wings @ Atlanta Dream LeaguePass, FSSE-ATL 78–70 DAL Diggins-Smith (24) Cambage (14) Tied (4) McCamish Pavilion
4,749
Indiana Fever @ Connecticut Sun LeaguePass 77–86 CON[permanent dead link] A. Thomas (21) McCall (9) Wheeler (9) Mohegan Sun Arena
5,843
Sun May 27 Minnesota Lynx @ Washington Mystics LeaguePass, NBCSWA 78–90 WAS Toliver (19) Hines–Allen (13) Cloud (8) Capital One Arena
5,723
Phoenix Mercury @ Los Angeles Sparks LeaguePass, SpecSN 72–80 LAS Gray (23) Ogwumike (8) Gray (8) Staples Center
11,201
Seattle Storm @ Las Vegas Aces NBA TV, KZJO-TV 105–98 SEA Wilson (27) Stewart (9) Loyd (9) Mandalay Bay Events Center
7,662
Tues May 29 Minnesota Lynx @ Atlanta Dream Twitter 74–76 ATL Hayes (20) Fowles (13) Robinson (6) McCamish Pavilion
3,785
Dallas Wings @ New York Liberty LeaguePass, MSG+ 89–94 NYL Charles (34) Cambage (16) Zellous (9) Westchester County Center
1,516
Washington Mystics @ Seattle Storm Twitter, KZJO-TV 77–81 SEA Loyd (27) Hines–Allen (11) Bird (7) KeyArena
5,235
Wed May 30 Washington Mystics @ Phoenix Mercury LeaguePass, Monumental 103–95 WAS Toliver (30) Hawkins (12) Taurasi (7) Talking Stick Resort Arena
8,188
Thurs May 31 Las Vegas Aces @ Seattle Storm LeaguePass, KZJO-TV 74–101 SEA Tied (21) Russell (8) Bird (9) KeyArena
5,235
June
Date Matchup TV Result High points High rebounds High assists Location/Attendance
Fri June 1 Phoenix Mercury @ Minnesota Lynx ESPN2 95–85 PHO Taurasi (29) Griner (9) Taurasi (6) Target Center
8,830
Connecticut Sun @ Chicago Sky ESPN3, The U Too, NBCSB 110–72 CON Tied (20) A. Thomas (13) Vandersloot (7) Wintrust Arena
4,131
Washington Mystics @ Las Vegas Aces LeaguePass, ATTSN-RM, Monumental 73–85 LVA Wilson (26) Wilson (12) Tied (4) Mandalay Bay Events Center
5,575
Sat June 2 New York Liberty @ Indiana Fever LeaguePass, FSIND, MSG+ 87–81 NYL Nurse (34) Stokes (12) Wheeler (7) Bankers Life Fieldhouse
5,575
Seattle Storm @ Dallas Wings LeaguePass, FSSW-DAL+ 90–94 DAL Stewart (28) Howard (9) Canada (9) College Park Center
5,191
Sun June 3 Phoenix Mercury @ Atlanta Dream LeaguePass, FSSE-ATL 78–71 PHO McCoughtry (21) McCoughtry (10) Taurasi (8) McCamish Pavilion
3,796
Connecticut Sun @ Washington Mystics LeaguePass, NBCSWA, NBCSB 88–64 CON J. Thomas (25) Williams (10) A. Thomas (4) Capital One Arena
5,176
Minnesota Lynx @ Los Angeles Sparks LeaguePass, SpecSN 69–77 LAS Parker (19) Parker (10) Gray (6) Staples Center
13,500
Las Vegas Aces @ Chicago Sky LeaguePass, The U Too 90–94 CHI De Shields (25) Parker (13) Vandersloot (9) Wintrust Arena
5,052
Tues June 5 Phoenix Mercury @ New York Liberty Twitter, MSG+ 80–74 PHO Griner (26) Tied (8) Taurasi (8) Madison Square Garden
7,215
Connecticut Sun @ Atlanta Dream LeaguePass, FSSO, NBCSB 77–82 ATL Hayes (22) A. Thomas (17) A. Thomas (7) McCamish Pavilion
2,830
Thurs June 7 Minnesota Lynx @ Washington Mystics LeaguePass, NBCSWA 88–80 WAS Fowles (21) Fowles (12) Cloud (9) Capital One Arena
8,587
Connecticut Sun @ New York Liberty LeaguePass, MSG+, NBCSB 88–86 CON Charles (24) Tied (9) J. Thomas (8) Westchester County Center
1,581
Seattle Storm @ Los Angeles Sparks ESPN2 88–63 SEA Ogwumike (19) Howard (9) Bird (8) Staples Center
9,204
Fri June 8 Atlanta Dream @ Las Vegas Aces LeaguePass, ATTSN-RM 87–83 ATL Hayes (24) Tied (9) Allen (7) Mandalay Bay Events Center
5,913
Dallas Wings @ Indiana Fever LeaguePass 89–83 DAL Diggins-Smith (35) Diggins-Smith (12) Diggins-Smith (6) Bankers Life Fieldhouse
5,675
Chicago Sky @ Phoenix Mercury LeaguePass, The U Too 79–96 PHO Williams (26) Griner (8) Taurasi (7) Talking Stick Resort Arena
8,834
Sat June 9 Minnesota Lynx @ Connecticut Sun NBA TV, NBCSB 75–89 CON Williams (22) Fowles (14) Tied (4) Mohegan Sun Arena
6,771
Sun June 10 Indiana Fever @ New York Liberty LeaguePass, MSG 75–78 NYL K. Mitchell (19) Achonwa (10) T. Mitchell (7) Westchester County Center
1,537
Chicago Sky @ Los Angeles Sparks LeaguePass, SpecSN 59–77 LAS Can. Parker (24) Che. Parker (12) Faulkner (6) Staples Center
8,239
Las Vegas Aces @ Phoenix Mercury LeaguePass, FSA+ 66–72 PHO Taurasi (25) Griner (15) Plum (6) Talking Stick Resort Arena
8,471
Atlanta Dream @ Seattle Storm LeaguePass, KZJO-TV 67–64 ATL Hayes (23) Howard (15) Tied (3) Mohegan Sun Arena
6,771
Tues June 12 Las Vegas Aces @ Indiana Fever LeaguePass 101–92 LVA Wilson (35) Achonwa (15) Young (9) Bankers Life Fieldhouse
5,437
Phoenix Mercury @ Dallas Wings Twitter, FSSW-DAL+ 75–72 PHO Taurasi (21) Lyttle (10) January (6) College Park Center
4,026
Chicago Sky @ Seattle Storm LeaguePass, The U Too 85–96 SEA Breanna Stewart (30) Parker (10) Tied (5) KeyArena
4,353
Atlanta Dream @ Los Angeles Sparks NBA TV, SpecSN 64–72 LAS Parker (18) Ogwumike (10) Gray (7) Staples Center
9,215
Wed Jun 13 Washington Mystics @ Connecticut Sun ESPN2 95–91 WAS Delle Donne (36) Ogwumike (13) J. Thomas (5) Mohegan Sun Arena
Las Vegas @ New York Liberty ESPN3, MSG+ 78–63 LVA Charles (19) Coleman (5) Allen (7) Westchester County Center
1,419
Thur Jun 14 Indiana Fever @ Atlanta Dream NBA TV, FSSO 67–72 ATL Hayes (23) Breland (13) Wheeler (10) McCamish Pavilion
6,561
Fri June 15 Los Angeles Sparks @ Washington Mystics LeaguePass, NBCSWA, SpecSN 97–86 LAS Parker (23) Sanders (11) Parker (11) Capital One Arena
5,289
Las Vegas Aces @ Dallas Wings NBA TV, FSSW-DAL+ 67–77 DAL Cambage (28) Cambage (18) Diggins–Smith (6) College Park Center
4,549
Connecticut Sun @ Seattle Storm NBA TV, KZJO-TV, WCCT 92–103 SEA Ogwumike (30) Stewart (9) J. Thomas (6) KeyArena
7,094
Sat Jun 16 Atlanta Dream @ Indiana Fever LeaguePass, WNDY 64–96 IND Vivians (21) McCoughtry (8) K. Mitchell (5) Bankers Life Fieldhouse
6,234
New York Liberty @ Minnesota Lynx NBA TV, FSNTH, MSG+ 71–85 MIN Fowles (25) Fowles (9) Robinson (8) Target Center
9,114
Connecticut Sun @ Phoenix Mercury LeaguePass 72–89 PHO Tuck (20) Tied (9) January (8) Talking Stick Resort Arena
12,497
Sun Jun 17 Los Angeles Sparks @ Chicago Sky NBA TV, The U Too, SpecSN 81–72 LAS Gray (21) Tied (11) Vandersloot (7) Wintrust Arena
5,584
Phoenix Mercury @ Las Vegas NBA TV, ATTSN-RM 92–80 PHO Taurasi (28) Coffey (12) Taurasi (7) Mandalay Bay Events Center
4,432
Tues Jun 19 Atlanta Dream @ New York Liberty LeaguePass, MSG+ 72–79 NYL McCoughtry (39) McCoughtry (14) Boyd (11) Westchester County Center
1,627
Chicago Sky @ Washington Mystics LeaguePass, NBCSWA, The U Too 60–88 WAS Toliver (19) Parker (9) Toliver (8) Capital One Arena
1,419
Dallas Wings @ Minnesota Lynx LeaguePass, FSNTH GO 83–91 MIN Moore (21) Fowles (17) Tied (7) Target Center
9,114
Las Vegas @ Seattle Storm Twitter, KZJO-TV 89–77 LVA Stewart (27) Wilson (16) Loyd (7) KeyArena
6,395
Indiana Fever @ Los Angeles Sparks LeaguePass, SpecSN 55–74 LAS Parker (15) Achonwa (14) Gray (7) Staples Center
8,857
Fri Jun 22 Connecticut Sun @ Atlanta Dream LeaguePass, FSSE-ATL, NBCSB 70–75 ATL McCoughtry (25) Williams (10) Tied (4) McCamish Pavilion
4,047
Los Angeles Sparks @ Dallas Wings LeaguePass, FSSW-DAL+ 72–101 DAL Cambage (20) Powers (8) Diggins–Smith (11) College Park Center
5,672
Washington Mystics @ Chicago Sky ESPN3, The U Too, Monumental 93–77 CHI Delle Donne (30) Sanders (11) Vandersloot (7) Wintrust Arena
5,831
New York Liberty @ Las Vegas ESPN2 78–88 LVA McBride (27) Wilson (14) Charles (5) Mandalay Bay Events Center
5,478
Minnesota Lynx @ Phoenix Mercury ESPN3, FSA+, FSNTH+ 83–72 PHO Tied (23) Griner (13) Taurasi (6) Talking Stick Resort Arena
11,349
Indiana Fever @ Seattle Storm ESPN2, KZJO-TV 63–72 SEA Loyd (25) Howard (9) Bird (7) KeyArena
8,142
Sun Jun 24 Seattle Storm @ Dallas Wings NBA TV, FSSW-DAL+ 97–76 SEA Stewart (28) Stewart (12) Bird (10) College Park Center
4,084
New York Liberty @ Los Angeles Sparks LeaguePass, SpecSN, MSG+ 54–80 LAS Williams (25) Ogwumike (10) Gray (11) Staples Center
9,203
Connecticut Sun @ Indiana Fever LeaguePass, FSIND, NBCSB 87–78 CON Banham (20) B. Jones (10) Bentley (6) Bankers Life Fieldhouse
5,458
Minnesota Lynx @ Las Vegas NBA TV, ATTSN-RM 88–73 MIN Moore (23) Fowles (10) Whalen (9) Mandalay Bay Arena
Chicago Sky @ Phoenix Mercury LeaguePass, The U Too 88–97 CHI Quigley (20) Griner (13) Vandersloot (12) Wintrust Arena
4,741
Tues Jun 26 Phoenix Mercury @ New York Liberty LeaguePass, MSG+ 83–69 PHO Taurasi (27) Griner (9) Tied (7) Westchester County Center
1,839
Connecticut Sun @ Washington Mystics LeaguePass, NBCSWA, NBCSB 80–92 WAS Delle Donne (25) Ogwumike (11) Toliver (8) Capital One Arena
4,139
Seattle Storm @ Minnesota Lynx LeaguePass, FSNTH GO 79–91 MIN Moore (32) Fowles (17) Bird (9) Target Center
8,634
Dallas Wings @ Los Angeles Sparks Twitter, SpecSN 83–87 LAS Parker (29) Cambage (14) Parker (7) Staples Center
10,002
Wed Jun 27 Atlanta Dream @ Chicago Sky LeaguePass 80–93 CHI DeShields (23) DeShields (11) Vandersloot (11) Wintrust Arena
8,521
Indiana Fever @ Connecticut Sun NBA TV, NBCSB 89–101 CON Vivians (25) Ogwumike (10) J. Thomas (6) Mohegan Sun Arena
5,112
Dallas Wings @ Las Vegas Aces NBA TV, ATTSN-RM 97–91 DAL McBride (38) Wilson (15) Tied (8) Mandalay Bay Events Center
5,246
Thurs Jun 28 New York Liberty @ Washington Mystics NBA TV, NBCSWA, MSG+ 77–80 WAS Delle Donne (22) Charles (7) Charles (6) Capital One Arena
4,473
Los Angeles Sparks @ Seattle Storm ESPN2 72–81 SEA Tied (27) Parker (11) Bird (11) KeyArena
8,447
Fri Jun 29 Phoenix Mercury @ Indiana Fever LeaguePass 95–77 PHO Taurasi (25) Bonner (9) Turner (7) Bankers Life Fieldhouse
7,241
Chicago Sky @ New York Liberty LeaguePass, MSG+, The U Too 103–99 CHI Charles (24) Dolson (6) Vandersloot (11) Westchester County Center
1,837
Atlanta Dream @ Minnesota Lynx NBA TV, FSNTH GO 74–85 MIN Moore (24) Fowles (15) Whalen (7) Target Center
9,209
Los Angeles Sparks @ Las Vegas LeaguePass, ATTSN-RM, SpecSN 78–94 LVA Wilson (29) Plum (9) Beard (7) Mandalay Bay Events Center
5,124
Sat Jun 30 Phoenix Mercury @ Washington Mystics LeaguePass, Monumental 84–74 PHO Delle Donne (27) Delle Donne (13) Taurasi (9) Capital One Arena
6,218
July
Date Matchup TV Result High points High rebounds High assists Location/Attendance
Sun Jul 1 Minnesota Lynx @ Dallas Wings LeaguePass, FSSW-DAL+, FSNTH+ 76–72 MIN Moore (26) Fowles (9) Diggins–Smith (7) College Park Center
4,448
Las Vegas @ Los Angeles Sparks LeaguePass, SpecSN 71–87 LAS Lavender (17) Ogwumike (7) Young (8) Staples Center
12,003
Atlanta Dream @ Indiana Fever LeaguePass, WNDY 87–83 ATL Vivians (27) Tied (7) Sykes (7) Bankers Life Fieldhouse
5,277
New York Liberty @ Chicago Sky LeaguePass, The U Too, MSG+ 97–94 NYL Tied (28) Vaughn (11) Faulkner (8) Wintrust Arena
5,382
Connecticut Sun @ Seattle Storm LeaguePass, KZJO-TV, NBCSB 70–84 SEA Bentley (15) Howard (8) Bird (9) KeyArena
9,307
Tues Jul 3 Seattle Storm @ New York Liberty LeaguePass, MSG+ 77–62 SEA Tied (21) Stewart (8) Bird (11) Westchester County Center
1,749
Chicago Sky @ Dallas Wings LeaguePass, FSSW-DAL+ 85–108 DAL Cambage (37) Cambage (10) Vandersloot (7) College Park Center
4,012
Indiana Fever @ Minnesota Lynx Twitter 71–59 MIN Achonwa (17) Brunson (12) Brunson (6) Target Center
8,632
Connecticut Sun @ Los Angeles Sparks LeaguePass, SpecSN, WCCT 73–72 CON Ogwumike (21) Parker (8) Banham (6) Staples Center
6,280
Thurs Jul 5 New York Liberty @ Washington Mystics ESPN3, NBCSWA, MSG+ 67–86 WAS Charles (26) Charles (12) Cloud (10) Capital One Arena
4,674
Indiana Fever @ Dallas Wings ESPN3, FSSW-DAL+ 63–90 DAL Stevens (26) Johnson (11) Diggins–Smith (7) College Park Center
4,043
Los Angeles Sparks @ Minnesota Lynx ESPN2 72–83 MIN Fowles (27) Brunson (12) Gray (8) Target Center
9,303
Chicago Sky @ Las Vegas Aces LeaguePass, The U Too, ATTSN-RM 80–84 LVA McBride (28) Swords (12) Vandersloot (9) Mandalay Bay Events Center
4,699
Connecticut Sun @ Phoenix Mercury LeaguePass, FSA+ 77–84 PHO Taurasi (25) Bonner (13) Turner (5) Talking Stick Resort Arena
8,599
Fri Jul 6 Seattle Storm @ Atlanta Dream LeaguePass, FSSE-ATL 95–86 ATL Stewart (29) Howard (11) Bird (10) McCamish Pavilion
3,935
Sat Jul 7 Washington Mystics @ Los Angeles Sparks LeaguePass, SpecSN, Monumental 83–74 WAS Gray (23) Ogwumike (13) Ogwumike (5) Staples Center
10,163
Minnesota Lynx @ Chicago Sky LeaguePass, The U Too 63–77 CHI Moore (16) Fowles (13) Vandersloot (9) Wintrust Arena
6,139
Connecticut Sun @ Las Vegas Aces LeaguePass, ATTSN-RM, WCCT 90–94 LVA Wilson (34) Wilson (14) Plum (10) Mandalay Bay Events Center
3,363
Sun Jul 8 Phoenix Mercury @ Atlanta Dream LeaguePass, FSSE-ATL, FSA+ 70–76 ATL Taurasi (19) Breland (12) McCoughtry (4) McCamish Pavilion
3,952
Dallas Wings @ New York Liberty LeaguePass, MSG 97–87 DAL Diggins–Smith (32) Cambage (12) Gray (6) Westchester County Center
1,719
Washington Mystics @ Seattle Storm LeaguePass, KZJO-TV, Monumental 91–97 SEA Delle Donne (29) Stewart (10) Toliver (6) KeyArena
8,724
Tues Jul 10 Los Angeles Sparks @ Seattle Storm Twitter, KZJO-TV, SpecSN 77–75 (OT) LAS Parker (21) Stewart (13) Parker (10) KeyArena
9,686
Phoenix Mercury @ Dallas Wings LeaguePass, FSSW-DAL+, FSA+ 72–101 DAL Griner (21) Johnson (9) Mitchell (8) College Park Center
4,034
Las Vegas Aces @ Chicago Sky LeaguePass, The U Too 98–74 CHI McBride (18) 3 Tied (8) Vandersloot (8) Wintrust Arena
7,696
Wed Jul 11 New York Liberty @ Connecticut Sun NBA TV, NBCSB, MSG+ 79–76 NYL Charles (19) Charles (11) Boyd (8) Mohegan Sun Arena
7,413
Atlanta Dream @ Washington Mystics LeaguePass, Monumental 106–89 ATL McCoughtry (26) Breland (10) Breland (7) Capital One Arena
11,354
Minnesota Lynx @ Indiana Fever LeaguePass, WNDY 87–65 MIN Fowles (20) Fowles (10) Fowles (7) Bankers Life Fieldhouse
10,006
Thurs Jul 12 Dallas Wings @ Los Angeles Sparks LeaguePass, MSG+ 92–77 DAL Diggins–Smith (22) Tied (7) Diggins–Smith (11) Staples Center
13,502
Fri Jul 13 Indiana Fever @ Atlanta Dream LeaguePass, FSSE-ATL 74–87 ATL T. Mitchell (17) Breland (8) McCoughtry (7) McCamish Pavilion
3,807
Phoenix Mercury @ Connecticut Sun LeaguePass, NBCSB 87–91 CON Taurasi (28) Williams (10) A. Thomas (10) Mohegan Sun Arena
7,696
Chicago Sky @ Washington Mystics LeaguePass, NBCSWA, The U Too 72–88 WAS Tied (25) Sanders (8) Vandersloot (9) Capital One Arena
5,858
Las Vegas Aces @ Minnesota Lynx LeaguePass, FSNTH+ 85–77 LVA McBride (24) Fowles (17) McBride (9) Target Center
9,813
Sat Jul 14 Dallas Wings @ Seattle Storm LeaguePass, KZJO-TV 84–91 SEA Stewart (35) Stewart (10) Diggins–Smith (7) KeyArena
9,686
Sun Jul 15 Washington Mystics @ Atlanta Dream LeaguePass, FSSE-ATL, Monumental 77–80 ATL Delle Donne (23) Delle Donne (11) Toliver (6) McCamish Pavilion
3,880
Chicago Sky @ New York Liberty NBA TV, MSG 84–107 NYL Charles (21) Vaughn (7) Boyd (10) Westchester County Center
2,073
Phoenix Mercury @ Indiana Fever NBA TV, WNDY, FSA+ 101–82 PHO Griner (36) Griner (12) Taurasi (7) Bankers Life Fieldhouse
6,302
Los Angeles Sparks @ Las Vegas Aces LeaguePass, ATTSN-RM, SpecSN 99–78 LAS Parker (34) Parker (11) Parker (9) Mandalay Bay Events Center
4,810
Connecticut Sun @ Minnesota Lynx NBA TV, FSNTH, WCCT 83–64 CON Tuck (15) Tied (8) Clarendon (5) Target Center
9,234
Tues Jul 17 New York Liberty @ Dallas Wings Twitter, FSSW-DAL+, MSG+ 87–104 DAL Cambage (53) Cambage (10) Diggins–Smith (7) College Park Center
6,459
Atlanta Dream @ Connecticut Sun LeaguePass, NBCSB 86–83 ATL McCoughtry (24) Breland (11) J. Thomas (6) Mohegan Sun Arena
5,555
Wed Jul 18 Seattle Storm @ Chicago Sky LeaguePass 101–83 SEA Stewart (30) Loyd (10) Bird (11) Wintrust Arena
10,024
Indiana Fever @ Minnesota Lynx NBA TV, FSNTH GO 65–89 MIN Fowles (30) Fowles (16) Larkins (8) Target Center
17,933
Thur Jul 19 New York Liberty @ Atlanta Dream ESPN3, MSG+ 68–82 ATL Montgomery (24) Tied (12) Boyd (10) McCamish Pavilion
3,074
Washington Mystics @ Dallas Wings ESPN2 81–90 DAL Cambage (35) Cambage (17) Toliver (9) College Park Center
4,411
Las Vegas Aces @ Phoenix Mercury LeaguePass 85–82 LVA Taurasi (33) Wilson (12) Taurasi (6) Talking Stick Resort Arena
8,587
Fri Jul 20 Seattle Storm @ Connecticut Sun NBA TV, NBCSB 78–65 SEA Loyd (31) Ogwumike (12) Tied (5) Mohegan Sun Arena
7,908
Dallas Wings @ Chicago Sky NBA TV, The U Too 81–90 DAL Tied (23) Vandersloot (10) Vandersloot (15) Wintrust Arena
4,962
Indiana Fever @ Los Angeles Sparks LeaguePass, SpecSN 78–76 LAS Parker (24) Parker (12) Parker (7) Staples Center
10,532
Sat Jul 21 Washington Mystics @ New York Liberty NBA TV, MSG, Monumental 95–78 WAS Delle Donne (30) Delle Donne (10) Toliver (8) Westchester County Center
2,005
Minnesota Lynx @ Phoenix Mercury LeaguePass 80–75 MIN Moore (38) Brunson (11) Tied (3) Talking Stick Resort Arena
11,473
Sun Jul 22 Seattle Storm @ Atlanta Dream NBA TV, FSSE-ATL 74–87 ATL Stewart (31) Tied (8) Bird (6) McCamish Pavilion
4,916
Connecticut Sun @ Dallas Wings LeaguePass, FSSW-DAL, WCCT 92–75 DAL Cambage (25) Cambage (10) J. Thomas (9) College Park Center
4,935
Indiana Fever @ Las Vegas Aces LeaguePass, ATTSN-RM 74–88 LVA Wilson (24) Tied (10) Pondexter (7) Mandalay Bay Events Center
5,368
Los Angeles Sparks @ Chicago Sky NBA TV, The U Too, SpecSN 93–76 LAS Parker (23) Parker (12) Vandersloot (10) Wintrust Arena
6,477
Tues Jul 24 Washington Mystics @ Connecticut Sun ESPN3, NBCSB, Monumental 68–94 CON J. Jones (23) Williams (10) Williams (6) Mohegan Sun Arena
5,125
Seattle Storm @ Indiana Fever ESPN3 92–72 SEA Tied (26) Dupree (12) Bird (11) Bankers Life Fieldhouse
5,908
New York Liberty @ Minnesota Lynx ESPN2 82–85 MIN Charles (32) Charles (15) Boyd (9) Target Center
9,830
Atlanta Dream @ Los Angeles Sparks Twitter, SpecSN 81–71 ATL McCoughtry (19) Parker (9) Montgomery (6) Staples Center
9,324
Wed Jul 25 Chicago Sky @ Phoenix Mercury LeaguePass 101–87 CHI Bonner (30) Bonner (13) Vandersloot (11) Talking Stick Resort Arena
10,338
Sat Jul 28 Team Delle Donne @ Team Parker ABC 112–119 CNP Toliver (23) Moore (8) Tied (8) Target Center
15,922
Tues Jul 31 Washington Mystics @ Atlanta Dream Twitter 86–71 WAS Delle Donne (28) Delle Donne (16) Toliver (4) McCamish Pavilion
3,648
Chicago Sky @ Dallas Wings NBA TV, FSSW-DAL+, The U Too 92–91 DAL Cambage (33) Johnson (14) Vandersloot (14) College Park Center
3,696
Seattle Storm @ Phoenix Mercury Twitter 102–91 SEA Loyd (29) Howard (10) Tied (7) Talking Stick Resort Arena
10,005
August
Date Matchup TV Result High points High rebounds High assists Location/Attendance
Wed Aug 1 New York Liberty @ Connecticut Sun NBA TV, NBCSB, MSG+ 77–92 CON J. Jones (21) A. Thomas (12) Boyd (8) Mohegan Sun Arena
6,412
Phoenix Mercury @ Las Vegas Aces NBA TV, ATTSN-RM 104–93 PHO Taurasi (37) Bonner (14) Taurasi (9) Mandalay Bay Events Center
5,129
Thur Aug 2 Dallas Wings @ Indiana Fever NBA TV, FSIND, FSSW-DAL+ 78–84 IND Cambage (37) Tied (9) Wheeler (5) Bankers Life Fieldhouse
5,981
Minnesota Lynx @ Los Angeles Sparks ESPN2 57–79 LAS Parker (23) Parker (10) Gray (9) Staples Center
9,542
Fri Aug 3 Chicago Sky @ Atlanta Dream LeaguePass, FSSE-ATL, The U Too 74–89 ATL Vandersloot (21) Breland (9) Tied (7) McCamish Pavilion
5,120
Las Vegas Aces @ Washington Mystics None LVA Forfeit Capital One Arena
Minnesota Lynx @ Seattle Storm NBA TV, KZJO-TV 75–85 SEA Tied (20) Fowles (16) Bird (11) KeyArena
12,064
Sat Aug 4 Indiana Fever @ New York Liberty NBA TV, MSG 68–55 IND Dupree (25) Achonwa (13) Wheeler (7) Westchester County Center
2,225
Sat Aug 5 Las Vegas Aces @ Connecticut Sun LeaguePass, NBCSB 88–109 CON J. Thomas (30) Tied (7) Williams (5) Mohegan Sun Arena
6,791
Washington Mystics @ Dallas Wings NBA TV, FSSW-DAL+, Monumental 76–74 WAS Tied (16) Powers (5) Toliver (5) College Park Center
5,623
Phoenix Mercury @ Los Angeles Sparks NBA TV, SpecSN 75–78 LAS Gray (24) Parker (14) January (9) Staples Center
19,076
Atlanta Dream @ Minnesota Lynx LeaguePass, FSNTH, FSSE-ATL 86–66 ATL Hayes (28) Fowles (10) Sykes (6) Target Center
9,333
Mon Aug 6 Seattle Storm @ New York Liberty NBA TV, MSG+ 96–80 NYL Stewart (32) Howard (10) Tied (7) Madison Square Garden
12,488
Tues Aug 7 Las Vegas Aces @ Atlanta Dream NBA TV, FSSO 100–109 ATL Tied (22) Breland (11) Plum (8) McCamish Pavilion
4,033
Seattle Storm @ Indiana Fever LeaguePass, FSIND 94–79 SEA Dupree (22) Stewart (12) Tied (8) Bankers Life Fieldhouse
6,401
Minnesota Lynx @ Chicago Sky Twitter, The U Too 85–64 MIN Moore (31) Fowles (11) Robinson (11) Wintrust Arena
6,388
Washington Mystics @ Phoenix Mercury NBA TV, Monumental 103–98 WAS Griner (35) Griner (11) Tied (6) Talking Stick Resort Arena
7,769
Wed Aug 8 Los Angeles Sparks @ New York Liberty LeaguePass, MSG+, SpecSN 82–81 LAS Charles (27) Stokes (11) Boyd (7) Westchester County Center
2,481
Connecticut Sun @ Dallas Wings NBA TV, FSSW-DAL 101–92 CON Cambage (29) Williams (10) J. Thomas (9) College Park Center
3,483
Thurs Aug 9 Seattle Storm @ Washington Mystics NBA TV, Monumental 77–100 WAS Delle Donne (30) Sanders (12) Cloud (8) Capital One Arena
6,808
Los Angeles Sparks @ Atlanta Dream NBA TV, FSSO 73–79 ATL Parker (20) Parker (12) Bentley (8) McCamish Pavilion
4,235
Minnesota Lynx @ Las Vegas Aces NBA TV, ATTSN-RM 89–73 MIN Moore (34) Fowles (19) Wright (6) Mandalay Bay Arena
4,497
Fri Aug 10 Connecticut Sun @ Chicago Sky LeaguePass, The U Too, NBCSB 86–97 CHI Vandersloot (20) Coates (10) Vandersloot (15) Wintrust Arena
5,976
Indiana Fever @ Phoenix Mercury NBA TV, FSA+, FSIND 74–94 PHO K. Mitchell (20) Bonner (10) Tied (4) Talking Stick Resort Arena
8,860
Sat Aug 11 Dallas Wings @ Atlanta Dream NBA TV, FSSE-ATL, FSSW-DAL+ 72–92 ATL Diggins-Smith (26) Williams (9) Diggins-Smith (10) McCamish Pavilion
4,937
Indiana Fever @ Las Vegas Aces LeaguePass, ATTSN-RM 74–92 LVA Plum (20) Wilson (8) Wheeler (5) Mandalay Bay Events Center
5,213
Sun Aug 12 Atlanta Dream @ New York Liberty LeaguePass, MSG 86–77 ATL Montgomery (30) Stokes (10) Charles (5) Westchester County Center
2,362
Chicago Sky @ Connecticut Sun LeaguePass, NBCSB 75–82 CON Williams (22) J. Jones (15) J. Thomas (8) Mohegan Sun Arena
7,687
Dallas Wings @ Washington Mystics NBA TV, NBCSWA 80–93 WAS Atkins (26) Gray (12) Toliver (7) Capital One Arena
6,362
Los Angeles Sparks @ Phoenix Mercury ESPN2 78–86 PHO Bonner (31) Griner (13) Taurasi (14) Talking Stick Resort Arena
10,618
Seattle Storm @ Minnesota Lynx ESPN3, FSNTH 81–72 MIN Fowles (28) Stewart (17) Tied (6) Target Center
9,123
Tues Aug 14 Dallas Wings @ Connecticut Sun Twitter, NBCSB 76–96 CON Diggins–Smith (17) J. Jones (10) Diggins–Smith (6) Capital One Arena
6,362
Chicago Sky @ Minnesota Lynx NBA TV, FSNTH GO, The U Too 91–88 CHI Dolson (20) Fowles (13) Vandersloot (7) Mohegan Sun Arena
7,687
New York Liberty @ Los Angeles Sparks NBA TV, SpecSN, MSG+ 66–74 LAS Gray (26) Parker (10) Gray (5) Staples Center
11,067
Wed Aug 15 Washington Mystics @ Indiana Fever NBA TV, Monumental 76–62 WAS Delle Donne (25) Sanders (13) Cloud (7) Bankers Life Fieldhouse
7,636
New York Liberty @ Las Vegas Aces NBA TV, ATTSN-RM, MSG+ 91–88 CHI Wilson (19) Stokes (11) Boyd (6) Mandalay Bay Events Center
7,159
Fri Aug 17 Minnesota Lynx @ Connecticut Sun LeaguePass, NBCSB 79–96 CON J. Jones (26) Tied (8) Tied (8) Mohegan Sun Arena
7,089
Los Angeles Sparks @ Washington Mystics NBA TV, Monumental, SpecSN 67–69 WAS Delle Donne (16) Tied (10) Parker (7) Capital One Arena
7,400
Las Vegas Aces @ Dallas Wings LeaguePass, FSSW-DAL+ 102–107 DAL Cambage (43) Cambage (13) McBride (12) College Park Center
6,209
Atlanta Dream @ Phoenix Mercury LeaguePass 95–104 PHO Bonner (31) Griner (13) Taurasi (14) Talking Stick Resort Arena
10,618
New York Liberty @ Seattle Storm NBA TV, KZJO-TV, MSG+ 77–85 SEA Stewart (22) Tied (15) Bird (6) KeyArena
10,873
Sat Aug 18 Chicago Sky @ Indiana Fever NBA TV, FSIND 115–106 CHI Dupree (30) Achonwa (11) Vandersloot(10) Bankers Life Fieldhouse
8,442
Sun Aug 19 Los Angeles Sparks @ Connecticut Sun Twitter, NBCSB, SpecSN 86–89 CON J. Thomas (27) Parker (10) Tied (7) Mohegan Sun Arena
8,040
Atlanta Dream @ Las Vegas Aces ESPN3, ATTSN-RM 93–78 ATL Wilson (21) Hamby (8) Montgomery (8) Mandalay Bay Events Center
5,737
New York Liberty @ Phoenix Mercury ESPN3, MSG+ 85–96 PHO Nurse (28) Bonner (10) Boyd (7) Talking Stick Resort Arena
13,106
Indiana Fever @ Chicago Sky ESPN3, The U Too 97–92 IND DeShields (27) Achonwa (9) Vandersloot (7) Wintrust Arena
7,118
Dallas Wings @ Seattle Storm ESPN3, KZJO-TV 68–84 SEA Johnson (16) Russell (9) Canada (5) KeyArena
12,574
Washington Mystics @ Minnesota Lynx ESPN2 83–88 MIN Fowles (26) Fowles (14) Whalen (6) Target Center
13,013
2018 WNBA postseason
First Round
Date Time (ET) Matchup TV Result High points High rebounds High assists Location/Attendance
Tues Aug 21 8:30 PM Dallas Wings @ Phoenix Mercury ESPN2 83–101 PHO Bonner (29) Cambage (12) Taurasi (12) Wells Fargo Arena
4,976
10:30 PM Minnesota Lynx @ Los Angeles Sparks ESPN2 68–75 LAS Gray (26) Fowles (12) Gray (6) Staples Center
8,598
Second Round
Date Time (ET) Matchup TV Result High points High rebounds High assists Location/Attendance
Thur Aug. 23 6:30 PM Los Angeles Sparks @ Washington Mystics ESPN2 64–96 WAS Delle Donne (19) Delle Donne (12) Toliver (9) Charles Smith Center
3,548
8:30 PM Phoenix Mercury @ Connecticut Sun ESPN2 96–86 PHO 3 Tied (27) Bonner (18) J. Jones (7) Mohegan Sun Arena
7,858
WNBA Finals
Date Time (ET) Matchup TV Result High points High rebounds High assists Location/Attendance
September 7 9:00 PM Washington Mystics @ Seattle Storm ESPNews 76–89 SEA Tied (23) Tied (7) Bird (7) KeyArena
11,486
September 9 3:30 PM Washington Mystics @ Seattle Storm ABC 73–75 SEA Stewart (19) Howard (11) Bird (4) KeyArena
14,212
September 12 8:00 PM Seattle Storm @ Washington Mystics ESPN2 98–82 SEA Stewart (30) Howard (14) Bird (10) EagleBank Arena
9,164

Playoffs

Main article: 2018 WNBA Playoffs

 
First round:
Single elimination
(Aug. 21)
Second round:
Single elimination
(Aug. 23)
Semifinals:
Best-of-five
(Aug. 26 – Sept. 4)
WNBA Finals:
Best-of-five
(Sept. 7 – Sept. 12)
 
              
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
Seattle Storm
3
 
 
5
Phoenix Mercury
2
 
 
 
 
 
4
Connecticut Sun
86
 
 
 
5
Phoenix Mercury
96
 
5
Phoenix Mercury
101
 
 
 
8
Dallas Wings
83
 
1
Seattle Storm
3
 
 
 
3
Washington Mystics
0
 
6
Los Angeles Sparks
75
 
 
 
7
Minnesota Lynx
68
 
3
Washington Mystics
96
 
 
6
Los Angeles Sparks
64
 
 
 
 
 
2
Atlanta Dream
2
 
 
3
Washington Mystics
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Note: Teams re-seeded after second round and semi-finals.

Semifinals
Team 1 2 3 4 5
1
Seattle Storm
91 91 66 84 94
5
Phoenix Mercury
87 87 86 86 84
Team 1 2 3 4 5
2
Atlanta Dream
84 78 81 76 81
3
Washington Mystics
87 75 76 97 86
WNBA Finals
Team 1 2 3
1
Seattle Storm
89 75 98
3
Washington Mystics
76 73 82


Season award winners

Player of the Week Award

Date Awarded Eastern Conference Western Conference
Player Team Player Team
May 28[11] Alyssa Thomas Connecticut Chelsea Gray Los Angeles
June 4[12] Tina Charles New York Liz Cambage Dallas
June 11[13] Tiffany Hayes Atlanta Brittney Griner Phoenix
June 18[14] Elena Delle Donne Washington Breanna Stewart Seattle
June 25[15] Angel McCoughtry Atlanta Maya Moore Minnesota
July 2[16] Elena Delle Donne (2) Washington Maya Moore (2) Minnesota
July 9[17] Elena Delle Donne (3) Washington A'ja Wilson Las Vegas
July 16[18] Jessica Breland Atlanta Candice Parker Los Angeles
July 23[19] Tiffany Hayes (2) Atlanta Liz Cambage (2) Dallas
August 6[20] Tiffany Hayes (3) Atlanta Candice Parker (2) Los Angeles
August 13[21] Elena Delle Donne (4) Washington Maya Moore (3) Minnesota
August 20[22] Jonquel Jones Connecticut DeWanna Bonner Phoenix

Player of the Month Award

For games played Eastern Conference Western Conference
Player Team Player Team
June 2018[23] Elena Delle Donne Washington Diana Taurasi Phoenix
July 2018[24] Tiffany Hayes Atlanta Breanna Stewart Seattle
August 2018[25] Elena Delle Donne (2) Washington Diana Taurasi (2) Phoenix

Rookie of the Month Award

For games played Player Team
June 2018[26] A'ja Wilson Las Vegas
July 2018[27] A'ja Wilson (2) Las Vegas
August 2018[28] A'ja Wilson (3) Las Vegas

Coach of the Month Award

For games played Coach Team
June 2018[29] Sandy Brondello Phoenix
July 2018[30] Nicki Collen Atlanta
August 2018[31] Nicki Collen (2) Atlanta

Postseason awards

Award Winner Position Team Votes/Statistic
Most Valuable Player Award Breanna Stewart[32] Forward Seattle Storm 33 of 39
Finals MVP Award Breanna Stewart[33] Forward Seattle Storm – of –
Rookie of the Year Award A'ja Wilson[34] Power Forward Las Vegas Aces 39 of 39
Most Improved Player Award Natasha Howard[35] Forward Seattle Storm 29 of 39
Defensive Player of the Year Award Alana Beard[36] Guard Los Angeles Sparks 16 of 39
Sixth Woman of the Year Award Jonquel Jones[37] Forward/Center Connecticut Sun 20 of 38
Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award Sue Bird[38] Guard Seattle Storm 16 of 38
Peak Performer: Points Liz Cambage Center Dallas Wings 23.0 PPG
Peak Performer: Rebounds Sylvia Fowles Center Minnesota Lynx 11.8 RPG
Peak Performer: Assists Courtney Vandersloot Guard Chicago Sky 8.6 APG
Coach of the Year Award Nicki Collen[39] Coach Atlanta Dream 37 of 39
Basketball Executive of the Year Award Chris Sienko[40] General manager Atlanta Dream 6 of 11
Team Guard Guard Forward Forward Center
All-WNBA First Team Diana Taurasi Tiffany Hayes Elena Delle Donne Breanna Stewart Liz Cambage
All-WNBA Second Team Skylar Diggins-Smith Courtney Vandersloot Candace Parker Maya Moore Brittney Griner
All-Defensive First Team Jasmine Thomas Alana Beard Jessica Breland Natasha Howard Brittney Griner
All-Defensive Second Team Tiffany Hayes Ariel Atkins Nneka Ogwumike Rebekkah Brunson Sylvia Fowles
All-Rookie Team Kelsey Mitchell Ariel Atkins Diamond DeShields Azurá Stevens A'ja Wilson

Coaches

Eastern Conference

Team Head coach Previous job Years with team Record with team Playoff Appearances Finals Appearances WNBA Championships
Atlanta Dream Nicki Collen Connecticut Sun (assistant) 1 23-11 1 0 0
Chicago Sky Amber Stocks Los Angeles Sparks (assistant) 2 35–43 0 0 0
Connecticut Sun Curt Miller Los Angeles Sparks (assistant) 3 56–46 2 0 0
Indiana Fever Pokey Chatman Chicago Sky 2 15–53 0 0 0
New York Liberty Katie Smith New York Liberty (assistant) 1 7–27 0 0 0
Washington Mystics Mike Thibault Connecticut Sun 6 104–100 5 1 0

Western Conference

Team Head coach Previous job Years with team Record with team Playoff Appearances Finals Appearances WNBA Championships
Dallas Wings Fred Williams Atlanta Dream 4 72–97 3 0 0
Las Vegas Aces Bill Laimbeer New York Liberty 1 14–20 0 0 0
Los Angeles Sparks Brian Agler Seattle Storm 4 75–54 3 2 1
Minnesota Lynx Cheryl Reeve Detroit Shock (assistant) 8 213–93 7 6 4
Phoenix Mercury Sandy Brondello Los Angeles Sparks (assistant) 5 103–67 5 1 1
Seattle Storm Dan Hughes San Antonio Stars 1 26–8 1 1 0

Notes:

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