WNBA Playoffs 2012

Lin Dunn introduces the Indianapolis Fever at a WNBA championship celebration, including Karima...

Lin Dunn introduces the Indianapolis Fever at a WNBA championship celebration, including Karima "Off the Bench" Christmas, "Hot Hands" Zellous, "What Would We Do Without Her" Erin Phillips, "Get Out of My Way" Larkins, and Tamika "I Do It All" Catchings. She also describes what Indiana did to Atlanta, Connecticut, and Minnosota on the boards. (Hint: it rhymes with "kicked their glass.")

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Highlights of Game 4 of the WNBA Finals

One of the first things that stood out throughout the series and in this video: the Indiana Fever were quite adept at beating the Minnesota Lynx off the dribble.

Can the Fever repeat as WNBA champions in 2013?

It was a team effort for the Indiana Fever to win the 2012 WNBA title, but can they repeat as champions if they return their core group of players?

Twitter reactions to the Fever's 2012 WNBA title

I'll have my final breakdown of the WNBA season up later today, but for now a brief roundup of a few reactions from Twitter congratulating the Indiana Fever, Tamika Catchings, and coach Lin Dunn on winning the 2012 WNBA Finals.

The Indiana Fever's unexpected path to a title

It's probably fair to say that nobody expected the Indiana Fever to deny the Minnesota Lynx a second consecutive title. Not only did they accomplish the feat, but they did so in convincing fashion: winning the series 3-1 with an impressive 87-78 win.

WNBA open thread: Fever win first title in Game 4

The Eastern Conference takes home the hardware for the first time since 2008. This thread also shows the madness during last night's season finale.

Video: WNBA Plays of the Week, Finals edition

The WNBA's most recent Top 10 Plays of the Week from 10/12-10/19, essentially serving as a summary of the 2012 WNBA Finals.

Friday WNBA Finals open thread: Game 3 on ESPN2

How will the Fever respond to Cheryl Reeve after she unleashed the fury and showed her nasty? Find out tonight!

Lynx use record-setting rebounding to win Game Two

After yet another slow start, the Minnesota Lynx got back to their strengths with a record-setting rebounding effort to defeat the visiting Indiana Fever in Game Two of the 2012 WNBA Finals.

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Video: Cheryl Reeve's tech that changed Game Two

During the Minnesota Lynx's 83-71 win over the Indiana Fever in Game Two of the WNBA Finals, coach Cheryl Reeve drew a technical late in the third quarter that changed the course of the game.

WNBA Finals open thread: Lynx try to even score

Will the Lynx be cured of the Fever they caught last Sunday? They did get three days of rest to get the temperature down, so here's to hoping for a more spirited performance from Minnesota in tonight's game.

Lynx not worried about changing things in Game Two

After spending a couple of days looking at how the Indiana Fever won Game One of the 2012 WNBA Finals, today we look at the defending champion Minnesota Lynx who will try to even the series at one apiece before heading to Indianapolis for Games Three

Why is Indiana able to win without Katie Douglas?

Injured Indiana Fever guard Katie Douglas remains doubtful for Game Two of the 2012 WNBA Finals after missing Game One due to an ankle injury suffered in the Eastern Conference Finals. But how have the Fever won without their star shooter?

Just how good was Erlana Larkins in Game One?

Indiana Fever forward Erlana Larkins tied the record for second-most rebounds in a WNBA Finals game in a surprising Game One win against the Minnesota Lynx. However, it's another rebounding record that she tied, which was even more significant.

WNBA open thread: The WNBA Finals begin

Will Minnesota or Indiana draw first blood?

WNBA Finals preview: Three keys to watch for

Although the Indiana Fever were swept by the Minnesota Lynx during the regular season, they played close enough to believe that the 2012 WNBA Finals could be more competitive than the standard narrative might suggest.

How did the Indiana Fever make the WNBA Finals?

The Indiana Fever have advanced to the 2012 WNBA Finals after escaping a pair of a three-game series in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. So how did they do it?

Notes on the Fever's win to advance to the Finals

Unfortunately, I had to watch another conference finals game on DVR and was actually eager to see how on earth the Indiana Fever beat the Connecticut Sun in such dominant fashion after I heard that Katie Douglas left the game on a stretcher.

WNBA open thread: Eastern Conference Finals Game 3

Will the experience of Catchings and Douglas prevail, or reigning MVP Tina Charles, Sixth Woman Renee Montgomery, and the "Real" MIP, Kara Lawson see their team in the Finals?

How the Minnesota Lynx survived the West

The very fact that the Minnesota Lynx have been able to survive the best shots that their Western Conference opponents could muster says quite a bit about this team statistically.

WNBA open thread: Can the Fever avoid elimination?

Can Katie Douglas get more offensive support at home from her teammates? Doing so may extend this series to three games.

Notes on Minnesota's win over L.A. in WCF Game 2

The following are my running notes of the game as I watched the DVR recording. I also had two "spoilers" in my email inbox when I got home that primed to me to watch a couple of things, but I'll get to those at the end.

WNBA open thread: Can the Sparks stay alive?

Find out in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, but the Sparks won't win if Kristi Toliver looks surprised at the sight of Maya Moore shooting the basketball!

Sun beat Fever behind Charles' resurgence

18 points and 15 rebounds from Tina Charles powered Connecticut to a 76-62 Game 2 win over Indiana. Katie Douglas led the Fever with 27 points. For freebies, things that rock, large shoulder chips, and more, join your intrepid blogger.

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