Star players must come up big in postseason
Originally Published: September 6, 2003By Nancy Lieberman | Special to ESPN.com
Great players must be able to take their game to a higher level in the playoffs.And when they don't, it often has great consequences. Friday night's opening games in the conference finals are a perfect example. Los Angeles' Mwadi Mabika, Tamecka Dixon and Nikki Teasley each scored about five points short of their regular-season averages, and the Sparks lost by eight points. In the East, Katie Douglas, Connecticut's third-leading scorer at 12 points per game, failed to score at ...
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