Sky forward Elena Delle Donne drives against Mercury forward Candice Dupree during the second half of Game 2 of the WNBA finals on Tuesday.
After dominating the Sky in the first two games of the WNBA Finals, Diana Taurasi and her Phoenix Mercury know that closing out the series won't be as easy.
PHOENIX | Brittney Griner shook off two blows to the face to finish with 19 points, Diana Taurasi added 18 and the Mercury made it two straight routs in the WNBA Finals with a 97-68 win over the Sky on Tuesday night.
Mercury center Brittney Griner blocks the shot of Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot during the first half of Game 2 of the WNBA basketball finals, Tuesday in Phoenix.
PHOENIX | Brittney Griner swatted away just about everything within reach in the first quarter, setting the stage for a Phoenix rout.
ATLANTA | Despite trailing by 17 early in the fourth quarter, the Chicago Sky weren't ready to give up on their season. Instead, they kept their focus and pulled off the biggest fourth-quarter comeback in WNBA playoff history.
The Sky's Elena Delle Donne, left, and guard Allie Quigley celebrate after defeating the Dream 81-80 in Game 3 of the WNBA's Eastern Conference semifinals Tuesday.
A look at the four first-round series in the WNBA playoffs, which start today:
Elena Delle Donne has already led Chicago to its first postseason berth in franchise history.
Minnesota Lynx's Maya Moore goes to the basket against the Fever's Karima Christmas during the first half of Thursday's game in Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS | Lindsay Whalen had 23 points and Monica Wright added 22 points and nine rebounds as the Minnesota Lynx beat the Fever 69-62 in a rematch of last season's WNBA finals Thursday afternoon.
Fever forward Tamika Catchings, left, looks to pass around Minnesota Lynx guard Monica Wright in the second half of Game 3 of the WNBA Finals on Friday. The Fever won 76-59.
INDIANAPOLIS | Tamika Catchings hasn't forgotten how close she came to clearing the biggest hurdle of her basketball career.
From left, Fever center Tammy Sutton-Brown, center Jessica Davenport, guard Karima Christmas and center Sasha Goodlett cheer on their team Sunday in the second half of Game 1 of the WNBA Finals against the Lynx in Minneapolis. The Fever won 76-70.
MINNEAPOLIS | Midway through the fourth quarter of Game 1 of the WNBA Finals, Minnesota power forward Rebekkah Brunson rose in the lane toward the basket with her team trying to mount a rally.
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