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  1. Total Access - Phoenix Mercury shift focus to offseason needs

    Michelle Smith

    Phoenix's 2013 season didn't end with a title as some had predicted. But now the franchise must focus on naming a head coach while players head overseas.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2013
  2. WNBA playoffs - Minnesota Lynx quiet doubters, dispatch Phoenix M...

    Michelle Smith

    After seeing a lot of preseason predictions pick Phoenix to win it all in 2013, Minnesota went to work to prove otherwise. Sunday, the Lynx swept the Mercury for a third consecutive trip to the WNBA Finals.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2013
  3. WNBA playoffs - Janel McCarville finds right fit with Minnesota L...

    Michelle Smith

    After a two-year hiatus, Janel McCarville wasn't sure she'd ever find her way back to the WNBA. And then Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve called.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2013
  4. WNBA playoffs - Minnesota Lynx sprint past Phoenix Mercury in Gam...

    Michelle Smith

    Thursday was supposed to be different. But instead of finding their first win against Minnesota this season, the Mercury Phoenix failed to execute at both ends of the floor.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2013
  5. WNBA playoffs - Brittney Griner game winner lifts Phoenix Mercury...

    Michelle Smith

    Brittney Griner hadn't exactly been the star of Phoenix's postseason. But with 4.9 seconds left in Monday's decisive Game 3, the rookie hit the winning shot over WNBA MVP Candace Parker to send the Mercury into the Western Conference finals.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2013
  6. WNBA playoffs - Minnesota Lynx vs. Phoenix Mercury Western Confer...

    Michelle Smith

    Phoenix is 0-5 against Minnesota this season. Will things be any different when they meet in the Western Conference finals?

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2013
  7. WNBA - Breaking down the Minnesota Lynx

    Michelle Smith

    As espnW.com previews the 2013 WNBA season, Michelle Smith takes a look at the Minnesota Lynx.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2013
  8. Long live the Liberty? We'll see

    Michelle Smith

    Four teams remain in the WNBA playoffs. ESPN.com's Michelle Smith has the lowdown on the Eastern and Western Conference finals.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2000
  9. WNBA playoffs - Minnesota Lynx vs. Atlanta Dream WNBA Finals prev...

    Michelle Smith

    For the third time, Atlanta has reached the WNBA Finals, only to face a strong favorite from the Western Conference.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2013
  10. WNBA - Los Angeles Sparks snap Minnesota Lynx's seven-game win st...

    Michelle Smith

    Being that the Western Conference playoff schedule was released before tipoff, Thursday's Lynx-Sparks game didn't mean anything to the standings. But L.A.'s victory -- despite Candace Parker's getting ejected -- was far from meaningless.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2013
  11. San Antonio Silver Stars improving in the paint

    Michelle Smith

    Last season, San Antonio posted the worst rebounding numbers in the league. Now, Jayne Appel and Danielle Adams are providing some punch in the paint -- and trying to help the Silver Stars keep pace with the Lynx.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2012
  12. WNBA playoffs - Atlanta Dream are hot, but Indiana Fever are resi...

    Michelle Smith

    Atlanta has won nine of its last 10 and defeated Indiana in all four of their regular-season matchups, but the Fever keep finding a way.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2011
  13. WNBA playoffs - It's current success vs. experience out West

    Michelle Smith

    Minnesota had 27 wins in the regular season and was 3-2 against Phoenix, but the Mercury know how to win when it counts -- in the postseason.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2011
  14. MVP candidates collide as Connecticut Sun battle Atlanta Dream

    Michelle Smith

    Two MVP candidates collide in the WNBA playoffs as Tina Charles' Connecticut takes on Angel McCoughtry's Atlanta in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2011