Atlanta lost all three games in the WNBA Finals, but only by a combined eight points. The young franchise and its young stars will only build off the experience going forward.
The Seattle Storm completed their undefeated march through the postseason, beating the Atlanta Dream 87-84 on Thursday night for a three-game sweep in the WNBA Finals.
Right before the playoffs, Atlanta switched to a quicker, smaller lineup. Four games later, the Dream are in their first WNBA finals. But can the tweak continue to work its magic against Seattle?
The red-hot, upstart Dream, who are only in their third season, face favorite Seattle, which has been the league's best team all summer, in the WNBA 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.