(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) Tamika Catchings is still seeking her first WNBA title.
The 33-year old Indiana Fever forward was the WNBA's most valuable player last year, and she just won her third Olympic gold medal for Team USA in August. She kicks off her quest to finally add WNBA champion to the list Friday when the Fever host the Atlanta Dream in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Catchings has led the Fever to the playoffs for eight consecutive years and she has been to the Eastern Conference Finals four times.
Indiana coach Lin Dunn believes Catchings deserves one more individual accolade: another MVP award. She has been statistically better this season than last year. Catchings said she respects the award, but would much rather win a team title.