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  1. Diana Taurasi takes over, leads Phoenix Mercury to WNBA Finals

    Mechelle Voepel

    Every star had stepped up. But Diana Taurasi shined the brightest, scoring 13 unanswered points and 31 overall to lead Phoenix past defending champion Minnesota and into the WNBA Finals.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2014
  2. Can Phoenix Mercury end Minnesota Lynx's Western Conference reign...

    Mechelle Voepel

    After dominating the rest of the league this summer, Phoenix and Minnesota meet for one last time this season with a spot in the WNBA Finals on the line.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2014
  3. MVP Maya Moore and Minnesota Lynx rebound against Phoenix Mercury...

    Mechelle Voepel

    After being held to a season-low nine points in the series opener, league MVP Maya Moore poured in 32 as Minnesota sent the Western Conference finals back to Phoenix for a decisive game.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2014
  4. Minnesota Lynx target solid start against Phoenix Mercury in Game...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Minnesota fell behind 22-4 at San Antonio but won the clinching game of that West semifinal series 94-89. The Lynx trailed Phoenix 9-0 in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Friday and lost 85-71.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2014
  5. DeWanna Bonner essential on both ends in Mercury win over Lynx

    Mechelle Voepel

    DeWanna Bonner not only had colossal success containing MVP Maya Moore but also found her rhythm offensively, netting 16 points as the Mercury controlled the defending champion Lynx in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2014
  6. 5 questions for the WNBA Western Conference finals

    Mechelle Voepel

    The Lynx and Mercury dominated the regular season, so the Western Conference finals will really determine the WNBA champion, right? Mechelle Voepel looks at that and four other questions heading into the star-studded series.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2014
  7. WNBA playoffs - WNBA conference finals are loaded with talent

    Mechelle Voepel

    The four teams left in the postseason are packed with MVP-caliber talent. Will Indiana's Tamika Catchings, Minnesota's Maya Moore or Phoenix's Diana Taurasi add another title to their resumes, or will Atlanta's Angel McCoughtry win her first championship?

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2013
  8. WNBA playoffs - Will Diana Taurasi's cheek buss buoy or bury Phoe...

    Mechelle Voepel

    The Mercury might just loosen up enough to beat the Minnesota Lynx for the first time this season ... or kiss their championship hopes good-bye.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2013
  9. Lynx have Sparks on their heels

    Mechelle Voepel

    David Sherman/NBAE via Getty ImagesKristi Toliver and the Sparks host the Lynx in a must-win Sunday (ABC, 3:30 p.m. ET).In the immediate aftermath of falling surprisingly flat to open the Western Conference finals Thursday, the Los Angeles Sparks had...

    Blog | October 06, 2012
  10. WNBA -- Minnesota Lynx have Los Angeles Sparks on their heels

    Mechelle Voepel

    In the immediate aftermath of falling surprisingly flat to open the Western Conference finals Thursday, the Los Angeles Sparks had different ideas about what had gone wrong in a 94-77 loss to Minnesota. Candace Parker was irritated by her team's ind...

    Blog | Conversation | October 06, 2012
  11. WNBA -- Minnesota Lynx set to face Los Angeles Sparks

    Mechelle Voepel

    The Sparks are well-rested. The Lynx, meanwhile, had to gut out a three-game series with Seattle. Will it impact Thursday's Game 1 of the Western Conference finals?

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  12. WNBA -- Minnesota Lynx survive against Seattle Storm, reach Weste...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Minnesota, trying to repeat as WNBA champions, advanced to play Los Angeles when Seattle's Lauren Jackson missed a shot as time expired.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2012
  13. No one's underestimating the Phoenix Mercury in West finals

    Mechelle Voepel

    Phoenix hasn't beaten Seattle in six tries this season. So why is Diana Taurasi so confident going into Sunday's elimination game?

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2010
  14. Seattle Storm, Phoenix Mercury square off in marquee West finals

    Mechelle Voepel

    UConn fans have plenty to cheer for when two teams laden with former Huskies -- the Storm and Mercury -- clash in the Western Conference finals.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2010
  15. Phoenix Mercury move on to WNBA Finals after beating Los Angeles ...

    Mechelle Voepel

    In Saturday's decisive Game 3, the Mercury's brisk pace and speed prevailed over the Sparks' pound-it-inside game. And now, Phoenix moves on to try to win the franchise's second WNBA title.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2009
  16. Style, pace will determine West finals Game 3 winner

    Mechelle Voepel

    Game 3 of the West finals Saturday will determine which team advances to the championship series. Whether Phoenix's stars shoot better than they did in Game 2, or L.A.'s defense can hold the Mercury in check for a second straight night, will determine the winner.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2009