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Shock's late surge stymies the Sun:
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Lisa Leslie scored four points in the final 9.8 seconds to give the Sparks a 66-63 win over the Monarchs on Monday and a third straight trip to the WNBA Finals. Sacramento had a chance to tie but Kara Lawson's three-pointer missed as time expired. L.A. hosts Detroit for Game 1 at 8 p.m. ET on Friday (ESPN2).
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Shock to the System
Swin Cash scored 20 points to lead the Shock to a 79-73 win over the Sun on Sunday and a trip to WNBA Finals 2003.

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WNBA.com compiled the regular season and postseason scoring averages for every player in the Conference Finals. Detroit has a trio in the top 10, including All-Star Deanna Nolan.

(1) Los Angeles vs. (3) Sacramento
Sparks win series, 2-1
Gm. 1: Monarchs 77, Sparks 69
Gm. 2: Sparks 79, Monarchs 54
Gm. 3: Sparks 66, Monarchs 63
(1) Detroit vs. (3) Connecticut
Shock win series, 2-0
Gm. 1: Shock 73, Sun 63
Gm. 2: Shock 79, Sun 73
 
(1) Los Angeles vs. (4) Minnesota
Sparks win series, 2-1
Gm. 1: Lynx 74, Sparks 72
Gm. 2: Sparks 80, Lynx 69
Gm. 3: Sparks 74, Lynx 64
(1) Detroit vs. (4) Cleveland
Shock win series, 2-1
Gm. 1: Shock 76, Rockers 74
Gm. 2: Rockers 66, Shock 59
Gm. 3: Shock 77, Rockers 63
(2) Houston vs. (3) Sacramento
Monarchs win series, 2-1
Gm. 1: Monarchs 65, Comets 59
Gm. 2: Comets 69, Monarchs 48
Gm. 3: Monarchs 70, Comets 68
(2) Charlotte vs. (3) Connecticut
Sun win series, 2-0
Gm. 1: Sun 68, Sting 66
Gm. 2: Sun 68, Sting 62
 
Fan Forum: First Round Stars
WNBA fans weigh in on who they think was the ultimate star of the opening round. Cash? Griffith? Find out what other fans are saying.
Ackerman chat, Sept. 10

Player Mailboxes
Go straight to the source and get the inside scoop from the players themselves as one player from each playoff team answers fan questions.
Players' playoff predictions

Playoffs Through the Years
How well do you know your WNBA playoff history? Relive all the excitement with year-by-year recaps, leaders, photo galleries and video highlights.
WNBA Playoffs All-Time Leaders
Postseason Individual Records
More Playoff Memories
From Houston vs. Phoenix to Hawaii celebrations, Tamecka Dixon, Lisa Leslie and Sheryl Swoopes look back on their favorite postseason memories.
Players' postseason memories, part I

From the Coach's Perspective
Get the ultimate expert opinion as playoff coaches analyze their team, their opponent and their game plan for advancing to the next round.
Playoffs postgame press conferences

Cascade Dish & Assist
This playoff edition of the Cascade Dish & Assist spotlight takes a look at the three players who hold the WNBA Playoffs' single-game assist record: Cynthia Cooper, Jennifer Azzi and Teresa Weatherspoon.
Michael Cooper and Nikki Teasley are trying to get back to the WNBA Finals.
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