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.
Plenette Pierson scored 15 points to help the New York Liberty beat the Indiana Fever 73-61 on Sunday night, closing out the regular season for both teams. With the second seed in the playoffs already clinched, Indiana rested three starters.
Briann January scored 16 points and fellow all-star Tamika Catchings added 15 as the Indiana Fever clinched a playoff spot for the 10th straight season with a 76-63 win over the New York Liberty on Thursday night.