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Day 1: 2010 WNBA Playoffs preview roundup

Published on August 25, 2010

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
Washington Mystics (1) vs. Atlanta Dream (4)
Wed. Aug. 25 Atlanta at Washington 7:00pm ET, TV: NBA TV
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2010 Regular Season: Washington 3, Atlanta 1
This is the first postseason meeting between the two teams. Neither team has ever made a trip to the WNBA Finals. Both teams were eliminated in the first round of the 2009 playoffs. The Dream ranks second overall in scoring (85.38), the Mystics rank 11th overall (76.91). Crystal Langhorne averaged 20 points and 11.5 rebounds per game against the Dream this season. Angel McCoughtry averaged 23.75 points per game against the Mystics this season.

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Seattle Storm (1) vs. Los Angeles Sparks (4)
Wed. Aug. 25 Los Angeles at Seattle 8pm ET, 11pm Local, TV: ESPN2/ESPN3.com
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2010 Regular Season: Seattle 5, Los Angeles 0

This is the the third straight year in which the two teams have met in the first round of the playoffs. In 2008 and 2009 the Sparks eliminated the Storm in the first round. Both teams met on June 5 to play outdoors for the "Sunset Showdown" at the Home Depot Center Tennis Stadium in Carson, California. Seattle posted a perfect 17-0 record at home this season. Lauren Jackson averaged 19.6 ppg over the five regular season meetings. Tina Thompson averaged 15.4 ppg over the five regular season meetings.

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