As usual, the WNBA season had its share of controversies and breaking news. But Minnesota and Indiana are proof that what happened on the court is more important than what happened off it.
Oct 7 10:38 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Lynx center Sylvia Fowles ushered in her 30s in style, scoring 21 points on her 30th birthday and giving Minnesota exactly what it needed to beat Indiana and level the WNBA Finals at 1-1.
Oct 7 3:12 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
The WNBA Finals might not come down to chemistry, but there's no doubting both Minnesota and Indiana have a great dynamic. The players on both teams respect one another and work well together.
Oct 6 2:38 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
When Indiana obtained Shenise Johnson in a trade last March, the Fever had high hopes. The guard has delivered as a full-time starter who has brought quickness and a multidimensional game.
Oct 5 7:05 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Minnesota knew what was coming, but the Lynx still couldn't stop it. Indiana's perimeter was too dynamic and took advantage of its opportunities to steal Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday.
Oct 4 9:31 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
As Minnesota and Indiana meet in the WNBA Finals, we got some help from Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen and Fever coach Stephanie White in deciding which state has the most to offer off the court.
Oct 4 3:11 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Injuries limited her to just 16 regular-season games, but Seimone Augustus is as vital as ever to Minnesota's championship hopes.
Oct 4 2:58 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Stephanie White wasn't sure she'd find a home coaching in the WNBA. But the Indiana coach's first season will end in the Finals. Can her Fever overcome Cheryl Reeve and the Lynx?
Oct 2 8:50 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Many expected Minnesota to make the WNBA Finals. The Fever are more of a surprise to reach the championship series. Both have their stars and are in peak form. Game 1 is Sunday (ABC, 3 p.m. ET).
Oct 2 12:08 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Will it come down to a No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown of Diana Taurasi vs. Lisa Leslie? Or will Sue Bird fans propel the point guard to another upset? Our best baller bracket is down to the final four.
Oct 1 3:11 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
A rookie in Indiana's first WNBA Finals appearance in 2009 and a budding star when Indiana won it all in '12, Briann January has been a key figure all along in Indiana's Finals run this season.
Oct 1 12:30 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
With a new coach and a new system, not even Tamika Catchings expected Indiana to reach the WNBA Finals. But everything came together for Catchings, the Fever and coach Stephanie White on Tuesday.
Sep 30 1:40 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Washington lost its coach and superstar player from last season, but the No. 5 Huskies keep rolling along. Meanwhile, Nos. 1 and 2 Penn State and USC survived scares in Week 5.
Sep 29 10:50 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
New York is after its first WNBA Finals appearance since 2002. Indiana wants its third trip in seven years. A spot in the championship series awaits when the East's Game 3 tips Tuesday.
Sep 29 7:46 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Tamika Catchings found another gear and inspired her teammates as the Fever came back from 15 down at halftime to stun the Liberty, forcing a Game 3 in the WNBA's Eastern Conference finals.
Sep 27 11:43 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Tamika Catchings and the Fever need to control Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Liberty, or else they will be eliminated.
Sep 27 12:09 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Despite securing their spot in the East finals just 24 hours earlier, the Liberty were energetic, focused and relentless in Wednesday's Game 1. And now, Tina Charles and New York lead 1-0.
Sep 24 2:09 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Breanna Stewart will be a franchise-changing player for whichever WNBA team gets to draft her. How might she fit in if she lands in Seattle, San Antonio, Connecticut or Atlanta?
Sep 23 7:01 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Indiana beat New York four times in the regular season. But fatigue also could be a factor in Wednesday's Game 1, when the Liberty play their second game in as many days.
Sep 23 7:05 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
The Elite Eight is set. And It probably should surprise no one, given the difference in opportunity and visibility between eras, that the players who advanced all enjoyed successful WNBA careers.
Sep 23 9:34 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Chicago was upset at home and ousted from the playoffs. Will the top-seeded Liberty and Lynx avoid joining the Sky on the sidelines in Tuesday's decisive games?
Sep 22 7:07 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Despite being on the brink of elimination, New York never looked nervous Sunday. Tina Charles led the way with 22 points in a businesslike Liberty win that tied their series with Washington.
Sep 20 9:54 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Despite knowing the end of the Shock era in Tulsa was growing near, the commitment the Shock players and fans gave to each other was an admirable, if bittersweet, thing to see Saturday.
Sep 20 | By Mechelle Voepel
On the day the WNBA playoffs opened, NBA commissioner Adam Silver vaguely said the league isn't "where we hoped it would be." But what does that mean? Mechelle Voepel takes the gloves off.
Sep 19 12:52 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
The Liberty have home-court advantage in the playoffs with a franchise-best record. Good thing New York hired coach Bill Laimbeer back. The Liberty wouldn't be in this position without him.
Sep 17 9:57 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel