Cheryl Reeve reminded her players that playing strong defense was part of the Minnesota Lynx's DNA. And they did just that in Game 1, stifling Phoenix's offensive weapons on the pick-and-roll.
Minnesota went 5-0 against Phoenix in the regular season. The Lynx might come out on top again in the Western Conference finals, but they'll face a much-improved Mercury team in the postseason.
From Kristi Toliver and Diana Taurasi in the West to Swin Cash in the East, these players might make the biggest impact in the postseason.
Before Katie Smith and Tina Thompson retire, a former teammate of both legends weighs in with her favorite memories from their careers.
From seeing Candace Parker and Elena Delle Donne match up to hearing what the coaches have to say, Rebecca Lobo checks in with five things she's looking forward to seeing in Saturday's All-Star Game.
UConn standout Tina Charles gets quizzed by the ESPN analyst's Five Questions.
Don't expect Saturday's Stars at the Sun to be your average all-star game. Team USA players are looking to lock up a spot on the U.S. national team roster, while WNBA players might be out to prove something.