Atlanta reached the East finals thanks in part to a smaller and quicker lineup. But the Dream might make their first WNBA finals appearance because they're playing bigger and stronger inside than New York.
Can Cappie Pondexter get enough help from her Liberty teammates to counter Atlanta's strength and depth inside?
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.
Indiana, which went 3-1 vs. New York this season, faces the Liberty as the WNBA playoffs get under way Tuesday.
Indiana might not agree, but Detroit-Connecticut series could have very well ended up being the Eastern Conference Finals.
Kelly Miller scored 13 points and Tully Bevilaqua added 10 points and six assists as the Fever beat the Liberty 75-50 Saturday night.
Indiana's defense must look to limit New York's hot 3-point shooting in the first round of the playoffs.