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.
The top two MVP candidates go head-to-head in the West as the second-seeded Storm continue to defend their 2004 title.
The Shock beat the Sun three times this season. So why is ESPN's analyst picking Connecticut to win in the first round?
If L.A.'s Lisa Leslie and Chamique Holdsclaw don't combine for at least 35 points a night, Sacramento just might sweept the Sparks in the first round.
Indiana's defense must look to limit New York's hot 3-point shooting in the first round of the playoffs.
New York hopes to ride its 3-pointers past Connecticut's flashy passing and solid transition game.
Will Sacramento's athletic frontcourt or Seattle's systematic halfcourt offense prevail in the Western Conference finals?
Ruth Riley will help Detroit dominate the paint, but can the Shock neutralize New York's 3-point threats?
Lisa Leslie faces the best frontcourt tandem in the league when L.A. and Sacramento meet in the first round.
Kamila Vodichkova vs. Vanessa Hayden is the matchup to watch in this first-round West series.
Two of the hottest teams in the league clash in a first-round playoff series in the East.
The ESPN.com columnist takes a look at the skills and moments that define the careers of the East All-Stars.
The ESPN.com columnist takes a look at the skills and moments that define the careers of the West All-Stars.