With Elena Delle Donne nursing a sore back, Chicago center Sylvia Fowles is the key to getting the Sky to their first WNBA Finals.
Instead of folding when Chicago went on a 12-1 run to pull within one in the fourth quarter, Indiana dug deep and held on for the Game 1 victory in the WNBA's Eastern Conference finals.
Chicago and Indiana both had losing records in the regular season, but ignore that: Any series with Tamika Catchings facing Elena Delle Donne is compelling. Michelle Smith has five questions leading into the WNBA Eastern Conference finals.
Lin Dunn's focus is solely on her Fever's upcoming battle with the Sky in the WNBA's Eastern Conference finals, even as her four-decade coaching career enters its final days.
Defense will determine an Eastern Conference finals rematch from last season.
Atlanta has won nine of its last 10 and defeated Indiana in all four of their regular-season matchups, but the Fever keep finding a way.
For as successful as Los Angeles was last season without a true point guard, imagine how solid the Sparks might be now with Lindsey Harding running the team.
Minnesota had 27 wins in the regular season and was 3-2 against Phoenix, but the Mercury know how to win when it counts -- in the postseason.
Two MVP candidates collide in the WNBA playoffs as Tina Charles' Connecticut takes on Angel McCoughtry's Atlanta in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Four teams remain in the WNBA playoffs. ESPN.com's Michelle Smith has the lowdown on the Eastern and Western Conference finals.