Courtney Vandersloot and her Chicago Sky teammates would prefer to take the lead early on. Instead, they have been rallying from big deficits in the WNBA playoffs.
The Indiana Fever had to have thoughts of the Chicago's historic comeback win four days ago in Atlanta.
Chicago, meanwhile, is making its first trip to the conference finals, but the Sky were considered a championship contender at the outset of the 2014 campaign after winning the East regular season in 2013. Injuries and illnesses, though, nearly wrecked the talented squad.
The Mercury and Lynx were the only teams to reach 20 wins during the regular season and both swept their respective conference semifinal matchups, as Phoenix dispatched Los Angeles and Minnesota eliminated San Antonio.
A look at the two conference finals series in the WNBA playoffs, which start Friday:
Tulsa Shock guard Odyssey Sims has been named to the WNBA All-Rookie Team and she finished second in voting for the league's Rookie of the Year.
Connecticut's Chiney Ogwumike was selected as the WNBA's Rookie of the Year on Thursday.
Chiney Ogwumike always enjoyed following her sister's path. Now the Connecticut Sun player joins her as a winner of the WNBA rookie of the year award.
Tulsa Shock guard Skylar Diggins is the WNBA's Most Improved Player of the Year.
Tulsa Shock guard Skylar Diggins was named the WNBA's Most Improved Player for the 2014 season, the league announced Wednesday.
The newest Minnesota Timberwolves are pitching in to help the Lynx push toward another championship.
Brittney Griner scored a career playoff-high 21 points, including a breakaway two-handed dunk, and the Phoenix Mercury cruised to a 93-68 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 2 on Sunday night to complete a sweep in their Western Conference semifinals series.
Brittney Griner bounced back from a poor performance and helped show why the Phoenix Mercury are such a dominant team.
Angel McCoughtry was determined to make sure the Atlanta Dream weren't done in the WNBA playoffs.
Sky guard Allie Quigley earned WNBA sixth woman of the year honors Sunday.
Lindsay Whalen scored 31 points, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Stars 94-89 on Saturday night to advance to the Western Conference finals and end the playing career of San Antonio's Becky Hammon.
Diana Taurasi hit four straight free throws in the final 40 seconds, and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Los Angeles Sparks 75-72 on Friday night in the first round of the WNBA playoffs.