The Phoenix Mercury were the overwhelming favorite entering the 2013 WNBA season but dealt with injuries, uninspired play, and a mid-season coaching change in a tumultuous regular season. Nevertheless, they find themselves in the Western Conference Finals facing the team they had to overcome all along to reach the WNBA Finals: the top-seeded Minnesota Lynx. Check out SB Nation's Bright Side of the Sun and Canis Hoopus for more on the two teams.
The Phoenix Mercury will face the Minnesota Lynx as they try to return to the WNBA Finals for the first time since 2009. But what do they have to do to beat one of the most dominant teams in WNBA history?
The Minnesota Lynx will be aiming for their third consecutive WNBA Finals appearance when they face the Phoenix Mercury in the 2013 Western Conference Finals. And that might not even fully capture the extent of their dominance.