A team riding a 14-game winning streak. Another that won just 12 games all season. The struggling defending champions. The surging contenders to the throne. The WNBA playoffs begin on Thursday ripe with storylines and primed for chaos.
Natisha Hiedeman scored 16 points off the bench, Brionna Jones had a double-double and the Connecticut Sun closed out the WNBA regular season with a 14-game winning streak, topping the Atlanta Dream 84-64 on Sunday in Uncasville, Conn.
Natasha Howard scored 24 points, Sabrina Ionescu added 22 and the New York Liberty keep alive their playoff hopes with a 91-80 victory over the Washington Mystics on Friday night.