Seeking to three-peat in the West and featuring four All-Stars, the first-place Lynx top our midseason grades for all the WNBA teams. The Sun and Mercury? Not so hot.
The WNBA just had a month-long break, but the playoff push will be intense from the get-go when games resume Thursday.
Every team in the WNBA's Eastern Conference has some definite positives. But it's unclear who really might be the best.
Seattle was the clear pick when the playoffs opened in 2010. This summer, while Minnesota might be tagged as the favorite, every team has reason to think it could be crowned the WNBA champion.
All-Star Game MVP Swin Cash, Seattle Storm look to regain their championship form going into the second half of the WNBA season.
Can the reigning WNBA champions "storm" back in the season's second half?
WNBA seasons aren't made in June, but the Liberty could set a tone this month that they are not dropping off from 2010.
Only two teams have been able to win back-to-back WNBA championships. But on the eve of the 2011 season, defending champion Seattle is the favorite.
Most WNBA teams made draft picks Monday that made sense and helped fill a need in their current rosters.
How do you top New York star Cappie Pondexter's 36 points? By scoring 42 yourself, as Angel McCoughtry did Tuesday to lift the Dream to their first WNBA finals.
Just two years ago, Iziane Castro Marques had to keep telling herself that basketball should be fun. This season, as Atlanta inches toward its first WNBA finals appearance, no one needs any reminders.
Atlanta reached the East finals thanks in part to a smaller and quicker lineup. But the Dream might make their first WNBA finals appearance because they're playing bigger and stronger inside than New York.
New York was one of the WNBA's inaugural franchises. The Dream have been around only three seasons. One is looking to add to its history in the East finals.
Can Cappie Pondexter get enough help from her Liberty teammates to counter Atlanta's strength and depth inside?
For the first time in franchise history, the Mystics grabbed a No. 1 seed in the playoffs. But any of the four East teams could play its way into the WNBA finals.
What do we really know about each playoff team? Mechelle Voepel identifies three strengths each team's opponent must focus on in the WNBA playoffs.