Silver Stars cooling at wrong time

Best-of-three series opens in Los Angeles on Thursday (ESPN2, 10 p.m. ET)

Updated: September 27, 2012, 10:34 AM ET
By Michelle Smith | espnW

Both of these teams had hot streaks during the course of the season, Los Angeles reeling off nine straight wins at one point and San Antonio collecting 12 victories in a row.

But the Silver Stars cooled considerably in the final month of the regular season, losing eight of their final 13 games heading into the playoffs. Meanwhile, Los Angeles seems to have found its way again. The Sparks have won 10 consecutive home games, four straight to close the regular season, and ...

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