While Eastern Conference teammates like Allison Hightower, Ivory Latta, Crystal Langhorne and others began and concluded college careers, Tamika Catchings was already well into building her professional résumé with the Indiana Fever.
How will Indiana fare without Tamika Catchings early on? Can New York reach the playoffs for a second straight year? Will Detroit huddles be more harmonious than ever? Graham Hays takes a team-by-team look at the East.
Trailing 22 points in the second quarter, the Fever began to get plays from players who had been overshadowed in the first round. And in the end, Indiana pulled off the biggest comeback in WNBA playoff history.