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Here's hoping for a Sparks-Liberty Finals

Unfortunately, life has gotten in the way of me writing and I've been unable to pay attention to the WNBA playoffs as much as I'd like.

But I have to just stop for a moment and say that I'm hoping for a Liberty-Sparks finals. The reason is simple: I've really enjoyed their two matchups this season.

This is not to disregard the chances of the Silver Stars or Shock, both very good teams and deserving of a trip to the finals by virtue of outstanding regular season performances. But thinking about the Sparks trying to contain Leilani Mitchell in the open court again and the Liberty trying to contain Candace Parker is exciting to me. I could see it being a tight series with each team fighting to establish their style.

Speaking of the rookies, how about the play of rookies this post-season? Obviously Parker, but Essence Carson and Crystal Kelly in the first round. Rookies are not just "stepping up" but they're leading their teams to victory. Putting the future of the league on center stage is yet another reason to hope for a Liberty-Sparks final...

Yeah, I know I'm getting ahead of myself a bit, but hopefully by Finals time things will have settled down a bit in my life and I'll be able to actually pay closer attention.