WNBA commissioner Laurel Richie hopes the U.S. women's basketball team winning gold means more eyes will be on her league in the second half of the season and into the playoffs.
On the road, trailing and with their star on the bench in foul trouble, the Dream looked done for in their playoff opener. Instead, every other Atlanta player stepped up to steal Game 1 from the Sun.
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.