Fact or Fiction: WNBA Finals

Should Kara Lawson start over Ticha Penicheiro? Can the Sun win the WNBA Finals without Lindsay Whalen? Our experts debate.

Updated: September 13, 2005, 2:03 PM ET
ESPN.com

Everyone has an opinion about what will happen during the WNBA Finals. Experts' predictions will either prove to be true or false.

So we've made four bold statements and asked our experts -- ESPN analyst Nancy Lieberman and ESPN.com columnist Mechelle Voepel -- to weigh in on whether they believe the statements will eventually become fact or fiction. And believe it or not, their prediction on which team will win it all was made before news broke of Lindsay Whalen's injury.

On which side of the fence do the experts sit? Click on the links below for their answers.

Nicole Powell must score double digits each game for Sacramento to win
Nancy Lieberman
Fiction: While she cannot repeat her last performance -- 1-for-6 from downtown and three points -- Powell just needs to play the way she did in the regular season: hit a few field goals, including a couple from downtown, to help keep the Sun guards honest. Sacramento is too balanced and has too much depth to put the onus on one person.
Mechelle Voepel
Fiction: If there's one thing the Monarchs have shown this season, it's this: If one person can't do it, someone else will. However ... Yolanda Griffith pretty much always has to be Yolanda. And always is.

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