Friday WNBA Open Thread: The Eastern Conference Finals Start Today at 8 PM EDT on ESPN 2

Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

We now turn our attention to the other side of the United States as the Indiana Fever and Connecticut Sun, the top two teams out east battle for the Eastern Conference championship. Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals starts at 8 PM EDT on ESPN 2.

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Series Preview | Game Preview | Nate's Take | Fever piece on its balanced attack | The Indy Star Concurs | The commish likes Connecticut, just look at this splash page | Hartford Courant Preview | From The Day: Some Pointers on how Kara Lawson had her best season ever in the W

Based on the regular season matches, Connecticut won 3 to 1, but with the exception of the June 21 game when the Fever just extinguished the Sun, all of the games were pretty close even when the Fever lost which it did.

This game will feature a clash between the last two MVP's who are Tamika Catchings of the Fever, and Tina Charles for the Sun. Overall, the Sun has a stronger frontcourt, with the aforementioned Charles and Ashja Jones, but Indy will have a stronger counter attack with the swingman game with Katie Douglas and of course Catchings, though I think she'll have to be in the paint more to counter Jones.

But I'm not the super-analyst here on this blog (I leave that to Nate and Jessica). With the local team in my city out of the picture, I just want to see good basketball, and both teams are more than capable of producing that tonight, and for this series.

Feel free to comment on tonight's game below, and enjoy the game!

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