Unlikely stars help lift Liberty, Silver Stars to conference finals
We know Essence Carson's story well, of course: A top scholar, a music virtuoso, her late grandmother's golden child, the voice of immeasurable dignity for Rutgers in the circus that program had to endure after the 2007 Final Four. But what about Edwige Lawson-Wade? Oh, dear. We don't know much.
But they are alike in this: The playoffs are the time when players can unexpectedly become MVPs for a game when it really matters most. And both Carson and Lawson-Wade did that Monday ...
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Mechelle Voepel tracks Detroit's sweep of San Antonio and run to the 2008 WNBA title, the franchise's third crown.
WNBA Finals• Shock overcome odds for third title in six years
• Hammon keeps head up after loss
• Silver Stars look to even WNBA Finals
• Season already a win-win for Wauters
• Ford, Pierson press on from bench
• Detroit stymies San Antonio comeback
• Game 1 notebook
• WNBA Finals features fantastic matchup
Video Highlights• Shock sweep Silver Stars for third crown
• Shock top Silver Stars for 2-0 lead in finals
• Shock steal homecourt advantage in finals
• Shock advance to third straight WNBA Finals
• Silver Stars nip L.A. to reach first WNBA Finals
Conference Finals• Taj, Shock knock off New York
• Hammon's heroics lead to WNBA Finals
• Young's buzzer-beater lifts San Antonio
• Depleted post game helps sink Detroit
• LSU grads give Los Angeles the edge
Conference Semifinals• Unlikely heroes step up
• Swoopes, Catchings rise to occasion
• Does New York have next?
• Detroit hot, Indiana not in East opener
• Monarchs lose despite Penicheiro's play
Results• Complete schedule