Liberty top Fever in Eastern Conference finals opener

Tonight’s result:

The Liberty topped the Fever, 84-67, in game one of the Eastern Conference finals.

Game one of the Western Conference finals is tomorrow:

….5 p.m. Pacific/8 p.m. Eastern on ESPN2, as the Mercury visit the Lynx.

Lynx center Sylvia Fowles faces a big challenge in Mercury center Brittney Griner.

More WNBA news….

Post-season awards:

….have not all been handed out yet. Rookie of the year, most improved, sportsmanship, and first and second teams have yet to be named.

The league declined to provide specific dates, but said the awards would be distributed throughout the playoffs.

Liberty:

As the Liberty seek the title, Tina Charles can now do more than dream.

Coach Bill Laimbeer has again turned water into wine.

Does Isiah Thomas deserve credit for the team’s success?

WNBA draft lottery tomorrow night:

The Sun, Storm, Dream and Stars are vying for first pick in the draft lottery, which will be at halftime of tomorrow’s Western Conference finals opener between the Lynx and Mercury.

Huskies Breanna Stewart and Moriah Jefferson are ready.

College news:

UConn junior forward Morgan Tuck says she won’t declare for the draft next spring. Her teammate Natalie Butler can finally play for the Huskies.

Crystal Riley joins UNCW as an assistant coach.

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