WNBA’s Top 5

  • By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
  • Tuesday, September 6, 2011 12:01am
  • Sports

1. Minnesota Lynx (25-7), last week: 1, The Lynx have dominated the regular season. The only question seems to be will the Seattle Storm or Phoenix Mercury be able to step up and win a road game in Minnesota. If not, the Lynx will have an easy road to the WNBA Finals.

2. Seattle Storm (19-13)

, last week: 2, The Storm have know for some time that they weren’t going to catch Minnesota. Once that became apparent, the team and coaches said the goal was to have home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs and the Storm appear poised to do just that.

3. Phoenix Mercury (18-13), last week: 3, The Mercury’s last chance at the No.2 seed comes this Friday when they face the Storm at KeyArena.

4. Atlanta Dream (19-14), last week: 4, Angel McCoughtry continues to make her case for the league’s MVP. The Dream most likely will not have home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be the favorite.

5. Connecticut Sun (20-13), last week: best of the worst, The Sun will likely be the No.2 seed in the East, but they have all the ingredients needed to be the Eastern Conference representative in the WNBA Finals.

Best of the Worst: Indiana Fever (20-11), last week: 5, Second-best record in the WNBA, but something tells me this team doesn’t have what it takes to threaten for a championship.

Worst of the Worst: Tulsa Shock (3-28), last week: not rated, After a short stint out of the WNBA’s cellar, the Shock are back where they are most comfortable.

Watch out for: Nobody — There are plenty of teams that have shown promise late in the season, but the playoff picture is decided with the exception of seeding. Any team that had a chance to make a run has missed its opportunity.

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