Cappie Pondexter scored 26 points to lift the Phoenix Mercury to a 102-100 victory over the San Antonio Silver Stars in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
Nobody has been able to match the Mercury consistently. And the Silver Stars likely won't, either, when they clash in the West finals.
Phoenix went 3-1 against San Antonio in the regular season. How will their Western Conference finals matchup shake out?
As the regular season winds down, the final playoff berth in the Western Conference will likely come down to a race between Minnesota and San Antonio.