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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Penny Taylor helps push Phoenix Mercury past Los Angeles Sparks

    Mechelle Voepel

    Diana Taurasi and Candace Parker each had 28 points Wednesday. But even Taurasi probably knows Penny Taylor's presence off the Phoenix bench was bigger than both.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2009
  13. Los Angeles Sparks' Lisa Leslie looks forward to a life after bas...

    Mechelle Voepel

    After 12 seasons in the WNBA, Lisa Leslie will retire when the Sparks' playoff run is over. What's next? The possibilities are endless.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2009
  14. Hammon, Silver Stars keep heads up after loss

    Mechelle Voepel

    Becky Hammon, whose decision to play for Russia in the Olympics garnered a lot of media scrutiny and criticism, has had quite a year. But despite getting swept out of the WNBA Finals, she'll look back on 2008 as a time she cherishes.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2008
  15. Hammon's heroics, 35 points lift Silver Stars to WNBA Finals

    Mechelle Voepel

    Just when it seemed inevitable that Candace Parker and the Sparks were bound for the WNBA Finals, Becky Hammon happened. Seven straight points later from the San Antonio guard, the Silver Stars were headed to their first finals appearance.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2008
  16. 'Senior Seven' more than just sentimental favorites

    Mechelle Voepel

    Seven players aged 34 or older are spread among the four remaining playoff teams. And as some of the league's most respected payers, it's nice to see them having a chance to win their first WNBA title.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2005