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The 2014 WNBA playoffs open Thursday, and if the past is any indication, we're about to see some special moments. But before we forge ahead, we ask: Which are the best moments in league history? Here's espnW's top 10; now it's your turn:

Rank: WNBA Playoff Moments

Spoon's 'prayer' answered

New York's Teresa Weatherspoon banks in a half-court heave at the buzzer to keep the series alive against Houston in the 1999 WNBA Finals.

3 for 10

The Houston Comets defeat the New York Liberty for the franchise's third consecutive league championship and dedicate the win teammate Kim Perrot, who died from cancer a few weeks before the Finals in 1999.

L.A. rookie seals the deal

With the score tied against the Liberty, Sparks rookie Nikki Teasley sinks a 3-pointer with 2 seconds left to help Los Angeles repeat at WNBA champion in 2002.

Shock's worst to first

After having the worst record in the league in 2002, the Shock bounce back after the hiring of coach Bill Laimbeer and beat the two-time defending champion L.A. Sparks in the 2003 WNBA Finals.

B-Money comes up big

Betty Lennox lives up to her "B-Money" nickname, dropping 27 points to help lead the Storm to a 67-65 victory over the Sun in Game 2 of the 2004 WNBA Finals.

Young's series-saver

San Antonio's Sophia Young knocks down a 14-foot turnaround jumper at the buzzer to help keep the Stars' playoff hopes alive against the Sparks in Game 2 of the 2008 WNBA Western Conference finals.

High-octane opener

Phoenix and Indiana launched the 2009 WNBA Finals with the highest-scoring game in league history, with the Mercury prevailing 120-116 in overtime.

Angel outduels Cappie

Atlanta's Angel McCoughtry and New York's Cappie Pondexter both put on superstar shows, combining for a total of 78 points in Game 2 of the 2010 Eastern Conference finals. McCoughtry's Dream prevailed 105-93 to make the franchise's first trip to the WNBA Finals.

Feverish ending

Indiana's Briann January misses a transition layup in the closing seconds of Game 2 of the 2012 Eastern Conference finals, but saves the ball to Shavonte Zellous, who drills a game-winning shot to tie the series.

Maya's house

Minnesota's Maya Moore scored 23 points in the Game 3 of the 2013 WNBA Finals, beating Atlanta and securing the Lynx's second title in the same arena where Moore had won three state high school championships.

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The Lynx have become a consistent force in the WNBA, ending consecutive regular seasons as the league's top team. But that's not enough for Minnesota -- it wants to become the first team since the 2001-02 Los Angeles Sparks to win back-to-back titles. With a 16-1 home record this season and home-court advantage throughout the playoffs, are the Lynx your favorite to win the 2012 title? Click on the photos below to submit your rankings!

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2012 WNBA playoff teams

Dream

Dream

Atlanta Dream
Record: 19-15
Eastern conf. 3-seed

Fever

Fever

Indiana Fever
Record: 22-12
Eastern conf. 2-seed

Liberty

Liberty

New York Liberty
Record: 15-19
Eastern conf. 4-seed

Lynx

Lynx

Minnesota Lynx
Record: 27-7
Western conf. 1-seed

Silver Stars

Silver Stars

San Antonio Silver Stars
Record: 21-13
Western conf. 3-seed

Sparks

Sparks

Los Angeles Sparks
Record: 24-10
Western conf. 2-seed

Storm

Storm

Seattle Storm
Record: 16-18
Western conf. 4-seed

Sun

Sun

Connecticut Sun
Record: 25-9
Eastern conf. 1-seed

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