In a game between two of UConn's finest, Maya Moore and the Lynx bested Diana Taurasi and the Mercury.
Minnesota showed naysayers its stellar regular-season record was a sign of things to come.
The WNBA playoffs field has been pared in half, with the Fever, Dream, Lynx and Mercury shooting for spots in the Finals.
The playoffs bring the best out of the best players, and that bodes well for a competitive postseason, says WNBA chief of basketball operations Renee Brown.
It's time to tip off the most exciting part of the WNBA season -- the playoffs. Who has what it takes to win a WNBA title?
The young star has hoisted Atlanta on her shoulders and led it into the playoffs, at the same time producing a movie about her life.
Before she'd even picked a college, she got a WNBA tattoo. More than a decade later, she's one of the league's best.
Once known for her changing hair color, piercings and tattoos, she's now an ardent student and activist. She lives life as she plays -- giving her all every moment.
Tamika Catchings is the only player to rank in the top 15 in all five major statistical categories. Her Fever fans have her back for MVP.
The Minnesota Lynx are on a winning roll, and that could put them in some elite company in WNBA history.
The Sky haven't reached the playoffs since coming to Chicago, but that five-year streak could end very soon, thanks to center Sylvia Fowles.
The MVP candidate has carried last year's WNBA runners-up back into the playoff picture after a 2-7 start.
As the WNBA resumes play, five of six teams have a shot in each conference.