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WNBA Playoffs 2014

WNBA playoffs preview: Why the Sparks have a shot

The L.A. Sparks finished a disappointing season in fourth place in the competitive Western Conference, which is short of expectations but enough for a second chance in the postseason.

WNBA playoffs preview: Why the Sparks have a shot

The L.A. Sparks finished a disappointing season in fourth place in the competitive Western Conference, which is short of expectations but enough for a second chance in the postseason.

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WNBA Playoffs 2014

WNBA playoffs: Dream in unfamiliar position as #1

Despite familiar struggles, the Atlanta Dream enter the 2014 WNBA Playoffs in an unfamiliar position as the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

WNBA playoffs: Dream in unfamiliar position as #1

Despite familiar struggles, the Atlanta Dream enter the 2014 WNBA Playoffs in an unfamiliar position as the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

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WNBA Playoffs 2014

WNBA Playoff preview: Chicago's the wild card

After a season filled with injuries and health problems, the Chicago Sky are finally healthy at exactly the right time. Given that we don't know what they can do at full strength, they're one of...

WNBA Playoff preview: Chicago's the wild card

After a season filled with injuries and health problems, the Chicago Sky are finally healthy at exactly the right time. Given that we don't know what they can do at full strength, they're one of...

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Fever look to make 4th straight Conference Finals

They also look to give their head coach Lin Dunn the proper sendoff she deserves.

Fever look to make 4th straight Conference Finals

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They also look to give their head coach Lin Dunn the proper sendoff she deserves.

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WNBA Playoffs 2014

WNBA Playoff preview: Stars living by the three

The San Antonio Stars enter the 2014 WNBA Playoffs as the third seed in the Western Conference on the strength of a balanced and beautiful brand of basketball.

WNBA Playoff preview: Stars living by the three

The San Antonio Stars enter the 2014 WNBA Playoffs as the third seed in the Western Conference on the strength of a balanced and beautiful brand of basketball.

Laimbeer, Pondexter reflect on frustrating season

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After the New York Liberty's regular season finale, head coach Bill Laimbeer attributed the disappointing outcome of the season to poor halves, turnovers and not boxing out among other things.

Mystics look to make noise in the 2014 Playoffs

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We begin our look at 2014 WNBA Playoff teams, first with the team in the Nation's Capital.

2015 WNBA Draft lottery odds

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The annual WNBA Draft Lottery will air on ESPN2 during halftime of Thursday's game between the Washington Mystics and Indiana Fever (tip-off at 7p.m., halftime approx. 8 p.m. EST). The Seattle Storm and Tulsa Shock are tied for the greatest odds with 359 chances out of 1000. Link above to WNBA.com article with odds and the remaining draft order.

Swish Appeal awards: Newcomer, Comeback Player

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Recognizing players for a few additional accomplishments that aren't normally acknowledged by the league.

Q&A with Maggie Lucas: The NCAA to WNBA adjustment

While the Indiana Fever look forward to the postseason, rookie Maggie Lucas looked back on her adjustment from Penn State to the WNBA this summer.

The development of Chiney Ogwumike's winning character

Following her sister's lead from the very first time she picked up the ball has helped Chiney Ogwumike develop into not only a 2014 WNBA Rookie of the Year candidate but also one of the league's...

Which WNBA teams had the advantage in rest days?

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Which teams had the advantage of extra rest days in 2014? And which teams got the short end of the stick?

WNBA awards: Paris4MIP, All-Rookie & All-D teams

The Swish Appeal staff made their 2014 WNBA awards picks official earlier today, but the following is a closer look at the top candidates for each award and some of the tougher decisions that...

2014 WNBA Playoffs first round schedule

The 2014 WNBA Playoffs are here and begin on Thursday at 7 p.m. EST.

The Top 10 plays of the regular season

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This video from the WNBA's YouTube channel shows the top ten plays of the regular season. The #1 play is Lynx G Seimone Augustus with her game-winning putback against the Fever. #2 shows Sparks G Kristi Toliver stroking a game-winning ice-cold three against the Connecticut Sun. #3 shows Mystics G Bria Hartley who uh ... you know.

Liberty win final game behind bench play

I'm not used to truly meaningless games. There's just something wrong about it. And a bit cyclical, in a way. After all, you usually only see this many bench players in the preseason.

Daily Swish: The Regular Season's done!

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Here are some links over the last couple days.

Swish Appeal's 2014 WNBA awards picks

With the 2014 WNBA regular season over, our staff and a couple of other writers from the SB Nation network make their final selections for 2014 awards with only one consensus choice.

The WNBA Playoff field is now set in stone

Read what the matchups here. The Playoffs start on Thursday, August 21.

Dream end season with blowout loss

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The Atlanta Dream ended their regular season slate with an 84-55 loss to the Connecticut Sun.

WNBA takes part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Different charity, same game. The W never shies away from these challenges.

Sunday Game Thread

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Finish the regular season out right and talk about the games here.

Dream wrap up regular season against Sun

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The Atlanta Dream look to tie a franchise record for wins as they wrap up the regular season schedule in Connecticut against the Sun.

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