As espnW.com previews the 2013 WNBA season, Mechelle Voepel takes a look at the Connecticut Sun.
In the latest WNBA playoff game with down-to-the-wire drama, Shavonte Zellous' second field goal of the night helped the Fever beat the Sun and force the East finals to a decisive Game 3.
Katie Douglas was a big part of Connecticut's last trip to the WNBA Finals. Now, the Indiana Fever star will try to be a key part of keeping the Sun from playing for a league title.
With the league's best record and a pair of MVP candidates, defending champion Minnesota is the favorite when the 2012 WNBA playoffs open Thursday.
The WNBA just had a month-long break, but the playoff push will be intense from the get-go when games resume Thursday.
Silver Spurs are the surprise 'buzz' team as the Olympics brings a month-long halt to the WNBA. Will the time off help or hurt?
The Sun's interior players? Talented but mostly young. Connecticut's backcourt? Solid and dependable, now that Kara Lawson and Renee Montgomery have joined forces on the perimeter.
A lot of new faces join the Sun this season. And though it might take the group awhile to come together, the talent could translate to a WNBA title run.
Coaches come and go. But all things considered, it seems Sacramento is undeservedly pulling the plug on coach Jenny Boucek, who was fired Sunday after the Monarchs' 3-10 start.
It's not the winning streak the league is buzzing about. But after a 1-8 start, Sacramento has won two straight and finally seems to be on the right track this season.
When the season started, she was battling a mysterious fatigue-inducing illness. But Thursday, Kara Lawson was back in form, helping lead the Monarchs to a Game 1 victory.
At times individually, the season was a wreck. But with Kara Lawson's help, the Monarchs are the best, most fun and most successful team she has ever played for.
Seven players aged 34 or older are spread among the four remaining playoff teams. And as some of the league's most respected payers, it's nice to see them having a chance to win their first WNBA title.