Detroit just didn't play hard for 40 minutes each game of the first round. And if they do that again, the Shock will struggle against the Fever in the East finals.
Will Tamika Catchings return? Can overachieving New York knock off the defending champ? Can Seattle outshoot Phoenix? Our expert tackles the key questions of each first-round playoff matchup.
Before the WNBA's 11th season tips off May 19, our analyst answers 10 burning questions for 2007.
For the first time in All-Star Game history, the starting lineups include no WNBA originals, writes Nancy Lieberman, who looks at how each starter has improved over the years.
Seattle dominated Los Angeles in the regular season. But the top-seeded Sparks get our expert's vote as the first-round favorite.
Houston beat Sacramento three times in the regular season. But our expert expects Sacramento's depth to put an end to the Comets' dominance.
The Shock might have edged the Fever for homecourt advantage in their first-round series. But our expert doesn't think it's enough to stick with the chalk.
The Sun and their incredible balance might be too much for the Mystics and star Alana Beard when the teams clash in the first round.
Fans failed to vote Lisa Leslie an All-Star starter. But the Sparks' center is the midseason favorite for regular-season MVP honors.
Indiana's hopes of beating Connecticut in the East finals rest on Tully Bevilaqua's ability to defend Lindsay Whalen.
Indiana's defense must look to limit New York's hot 3-point shooting in the first round of the playoffs.
With three U.S. national team members on its roster, Indiana is the new favorite in the East.
The ESPN.com analyst breaks down the East semifinals between New York and Indiana