WNBA Conference Finals Update

Two players and an assistant coach with ties to the Lady Vol family are still in action in the WNBA Conference Finals.

The Eastern Conference Finals between the Connecticut Sun and Indiana Fever features a match-up of two former teammates in Kara Lawson (Sun) and Tamika Catchings (Fever), along with former assistant coach Mickie DeMoss (Fever).  

Lawson helped lead the Sun to a 76-64 victory in the series opener Friday night, scoring 16 points. Connecticut looks to sweep in order to return the WNBA Finals for the first time since 2005.

Catchings, the 2011 WNBA MVP, scored seven points and grabbed nine boards in Friday's match. The Fever is in its third conference final in four years.

In the second game of the WNBA Western Conference Finals on Sunday, the Los Angeles Sparks fell to the Minnesota Lynx 80-79.

Former Lady Vol standout Candace Parker totaled 33 points and 15 rebounds for the Sparks, playing all 40 minutes of the contest, and joined retired Sparks star Lisa Leslie as the only players with at least 30 points and 15 rebounds in WNBA postseason history. In Parker's five seasons in the WNBA, she has yet to make the Finals.

Tune in to ESPN2 tonight at 8 p.m. ET to watch the Sun take on the Fever in Indianapolis.   

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