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Indiana Fever guard Briann January (20) drives to the basket past New York Liberty center Carolyn Swords (8) during Game 1 of the WNBA basketball Eastern Conference finals on Sept. 23, 2015 at Madison Square Garden in New York.  (Mary Altaffer/AP)
Indiana Fever guard Briann January (20) drives to the basket past New York Liberty center Carolyn Swords (8) during Game 1 of the WNBA basketball Eastern Conference finals on Sept. 23, 2015 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Mary Altaffer/AP)
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It's conference finals time for women's professional basketball.

The Phoenix Mercury and Minnesota Lynx play Game 1 of the Western Conference finals Thursday night. This is the third straight year these two teams have played for the title in the West. Phoenix won last season and went on to win the WNBA championship.

The Eastern Conference Finals tipped off last night, with the New York Liberty beating the Indiana Fever 84-67.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with sports analyst Mike Pesca who tells us what to watch for in these two series.

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This segment aired on September 24, 2015.

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