MINNEAPOLIS (WCO) – Minnesota finally has a team in the playoffs that’s a favorite, and now it’s time to see if the Minnesota Lynx can cash in on their home court advantage.

The Lynx can clinch a spot in the Western Conference Finals with a win over the San Antonio Silver Starts Tuesday night, a game that tips off at 7 p.m. at the Target Center.

For a team loaded with all-stars from Lindsay Whalen to Seimone Augustus to rookie Maya Moore, the opportunity to do this in front of a passionate fan base is what makes this night so much fun.

The goal is simple for the Minnesota Lynx Tuesday night in Game 3 of their playoff series against the San Antonio Silver Stars. It’s win or go home.

“We’ve worked really hard for this whole season. We just want to survive and advance,” said Lynx guard and Hutchinson native Lindsay Whalen.

At Tuesday’s pregame shoot around the Lynx were loose and care-free, showing no signs of being uptight. However, Minnesota is on a mission and is focused on advancing to the second round for the first time in franchise history.

The Lynx are confident going into this game against the Silver Stars. They’re especially glad the decisive game is in Minnesota and not down in Texas. They’ve worked hall all year to earn the all-important home court advantage.

“It’s definitely an advantage in the playoffs. In just the two playoff games that I’ve played in, the crowd makes a big difference,” said WNBA Rookie of the Year Maya Moore.

The Lynx are the top seed in the WNBA playoffs and it would be a colossal letdown if they go one and done in the post-season. They expect to rise to the occasion in this deciding third game.

“I’m just enjoying this experience and looking forward to a great crowd tonight and looking forward to having a great game,” said Lynx forward Seimone Augustus. “I think the Lynx are going to come together and we’re going to play great basketball tonight.”

The winner of Tuesday’s game will face Phoenix in the Western Conference finals starting on Thursday. If the Lynx advance, that game would be at the Target Center.


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