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  1. Sun the one lower seed picked to advance

    Nancy Lieberman

    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.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2007
  2. CWA's proposal would be step in wrong direction

    Nancy Lieberman

    Competing against men in practice is a great tool to help women -- from starters to the last player off the bench -- improve their games. Taking that away would be like removing tackling dummies from football practice.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2006
  3. Monarchs emerge as favorite in West

    Nancy Lieberman

    Nobody is playing better defensively than the Monarchs right now. And that's a key reason our expert is picking Sacramento to upset L.A. in the WNBA West finals.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2006
  4. Sun balance, rebounding and Riley are keys in series

    Nancy Lieberman

    Can the Sun overcome the loss of Katie Douglas? Are Ruth Riley and rebounding the X-factors for Detroit? Our analyst breaks down the East finals.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2006
  5. Beard, Mystics no longer in background

    Nancy Lieberman

    She has never reached for the spotlight. But soft-spoken Alana Beard and all her skills can't help but garner attention as the Mystics prepare for the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2006
  6. After slow start, Mercury on cusp of playoffs

    Nancy Lieberman

    After a slow start, Paul Westhead and the Mercury are on the cusp of their first playoff appearance since 2000.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2006
  7. Spotlight on Bevilaqua's defense vs. Whalen

    Nancy Lieberman

    Indiana's hopes of beating Connecticut in the East finals rest on Tully Bevilaqua's ability to defend Lindsay Whalen.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2005
  8. Fever vs. Liberty

    Nancy Lieberman

    Indiana's defense must look to limit New York's hot 3-point shooting in the first round of the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2005
  9. Sun vs. Liberty

    Nancy Lieberman

    New York hopes to ride its 3-pointers past Connecticut's flashy passing and solid transition game.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2004
  10. Storm vs. Monarchs

    Nancy Lieberman

    Will Sacramento's athletic frontcourt or Seattle's systematic halfcourt offense prevail in the Western Conference finals?

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2004
  11. Sun vs. Mystics

    Nancy Lieberman

    Two of the hottest teams in the league clash in a first-round playoff series in the East.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2004
  12. L.A. played great, but Detroit sabotaged self with nerves

    Nancy Lieberman

    Detroit's nerves, and some great defense from Mwadi Mabika, led to an L.A. rout in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2003
  13. Star players must come up big in postseason

    Nancy Lieberman

    Great players must be able to take their game to a higher level in the playoffs. And when they don't, it often has great consequences.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2003
  14. Confidence, defense are keys for Monarchs

    Nancy Lieberman

    With Houston hobbling into the playoffs, confidence and defense are the keys for Sacramento.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2003
  15. L.A.'s inside game might be too much for Minnesota

    Nancy Lieberman

    The ESPN analyst says L.A.'s experience and inside game might be too much for Minnesota.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2003
  16. Playoff race more compelling, competitive than ever

    Nancy Lieberman

    This season's playoff race is more compelling and competitive than ever.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2003