- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 14, 2014

WESTERN CONFERENCE

MINNESOTA LYNX

2013: 26-8, 1st; beat Seattle 2-0 in conference semifinals; beat Phoenix 2-0 in conference finals; beat Atlanta 3-0 in WNBA Finals.

COACH: Cheryl Reeve, 5th season.


PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Lindsay Whalen (14.9 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 5.8 apg), G Seimone Augustus (16.3 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.5 apg), F Maya Moore (18.5 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 3.0 apg), F Rebekkah Brunson (10.6 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 1.5 apg), C Janel McCarville (6.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.9 apg).

KEY ADDITIONS: None.

KEY LOSSES: None.

OUTLOOK: Minnesota basically didn’t make any key roster moves and has had three trips to the finals in the past three seasons - winning two championships. Despite injuries to Brunson, Monica Wright and Devereaux Peters, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Lynx in the finals again. Moore has put up MVP numbers over the past few seasons despite not winning the award.

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LOS ANGELES SPARKS

2013: 24-10, 2nd place; lost to Phoenix 2-1 in conference semifinals.

COACH: Carol Ross, 2nd season.

PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Lindsey Harding (10.9 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 5.2 apg), G Kristi Toliver (14.1 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 3.4 apg), G Alana Beard (6.2 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.4 apg), F Nneka Ogwumike (14.6 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 1.3 apg), F Candace Parker (17.9 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 3.8 apg).

KEY ADDITIONS: G Candice Wiggins (free agent, Shock).

KEY LOSSES: F Marissa Coleman (free agent, Fever).

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