The Lynx are marked by their leadership and steadiness. And for as much as that's due to the team's three MVP-caliber stars, Cheryl Reeve is etching her name as one of the best coaches in WNBA history.
Brittney Griner hadn't exactly been the star of Phoenix's postseason. But with 4.9 seconds left in Monday's decisive Game 3, the rookie hit the winning shot over WNBA MVP Candace Parker to send the Mercury into the Western Conference finals.
For three straight seasons, post Tina Charles has put up MVP-caliber numbers. But improved play from Kara Lawson, Renee Montgomery and the rest of Connecticut's backcourt has the Sun on top in the East.