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  1. WNBA -- Playoff push begins now for WNBA teams

    Mechelle Voepel

    The WNBA just had a month-long break, but the playoff push will be intense from the get-go when games resume Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2012
  2. Katie Douglas helps carry Indiana Fever to Game 1 win

    Mechelle Voepel

    Katie Douglas' recent scoring tear continued Thursday as the WNBA playoffs opened. The Fever eked out a win over New York, while Seattle cruised past Phoenix.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2011
  3. WNBA playoffs have wide-open feeling

    Mechelle Voepel

    Seattle was the clear pick when the playoffs opened in 2010. This summer, while Minnesota might be tagged as the favorite, every team has reason to think it could be crowned the WNBA champion.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2011
  4. Iziane Castro Marques has Atlanta Dream within one win of WNBA fi...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Just two years ago, Iziane Castro Marques had to keep telling herself that basketball should be fun. This season, as Atlanta inches toward its first WNBA finals appearance, no one needs any reminders.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2010
  5. Angel McCoughtry magic lifts Atlanta Dream to WNBA finals

    Mechelle Voepel

    How do you top New York star Cappie Pondexter's 36 points? By scoring 42 yourself, as Angel McCoughtry did Tuesday to lift the Dream to their first WNBA finals.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2010
  6. Atlanta Dream dominate New York Liberty inside for Game 1 win

    Mechelle Voepel

    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.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2010
  7. East finals full of something old, something new

    Mechelle Voepel

    New York was one of the WNBA's inaugural franchises. The Dream have been around only three seasons. One is looking to add to its history in the East finals.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2010
  8. Cappie Pondexter, New York Liberty set to take on Atlanta Dream

    Mechelle Voepel

    Can Cappie Pondexter get enough help from her Liberty teammates to counter Atlanta's strength and depth inside?

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2010
  9. WNBA: Pierson a big plus for Liberty

    Mechelle Voepel

    A year ago, Indiana had the biggest breakthrough in the franchise's history when the Fever at last bested the Detroit Shock in the postseason and made their first appearance in the WNBA finals. What a very happy day for Indiana. But as it turned out...

    Blog | Conversation | August 31, 2010
  10. Katie Douglas forces East semifinals to decisive Game 3

    Mechelle Voepel

    Katie Douglas seemed to disappear in Indiana's playoff opener. But Sunday, the Fever star helped force the East semifinals with New York to a decisive Game 3.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2010
  11. Breaking down the WNBA playoffs

    Mechelle Voepel

    What do we really know about each playoff team? Mechelle Voepel identifies three strengths each team's opponent must focus on in the WNBA playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2010
  12. Washington Mystics open WNBA playoffs as East's No. 1

    Mechelle Voepel

    For the first time in franchise history, the Mystics grabbed a No. 1 seed in the playoffs. But any of the four East teams could play its way into the WNBA finals.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2010
  13. WNBA: Seven of eight playoff teams set

    Mechelle Voepel

    Los Angeles' DeLisha Milton-Jones didn't try to avoid the obvious recently when asked about the struggles the Sparks have had this summer. After Lisa Leslie retired, Candace Parker was going to be the team's undisputed centerpiece. But Parker's seas...

    Blog | Conversation | August 20, 2010
  14. Minnesota Lynx score big in WNBA draft lottery

    Mechelle Voepel

    With a little help from the Liberty, the Lynx scored the No. 1 pick Thursday in the WNBA's draft lottery.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2009
  15. Unlikely stars help lift Liberty, Silver Stars to conference fina...

    Mechelle Voepel

    The playoffs are the time when players can unexpectedly become MVPs for a game when it really matters most. And Essence Carson and Edwige Lawson-Wade did that Monday to help New York and San Antonio move on in the postseason.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2008
  16. New York falls short in Game 2, has one more shot at Sun

    Mechelle Voepel

    The "next generation" has arrived in the WNBA playoffs. Can the Liberty's youngsters help New York seal the deal against the Sun on Monday? Or will history repeat itself?

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2008