Diana Taurasi had 31 points, including a 50-footer at the end of the third quarter, to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 96-78 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday night, putting the Mercury into the WNBA Finals.
The season-long rivalry between the Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury comes down to one final game. The teams meet Tuesday night with the winner earning a berth in the WNBA Finals.
President Barack Obama is praising the WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx for setting a good example for his daughters and for girls across the country. Obama is honoring the team’s victory in the WNBA Finals in a White House ceremony. He says when young women play sports, they do better in school.
Looking to cheer on the Minnesota Lynx Thursday night but don’t have a spot to watch the game? Head to Hubert’s in downtown Minneapolis. The Lynx travel to Atlanta Thursday for Game 3 of the WNBA Finals and have a 2-0 lead over the Dream in the series.
The Minnesota Lynx looked every bit the favorite to win the WNBA title in their commanding victory over the Atlanta Dream in the opener.
Minnesota Timberwolves stars Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio are the latest local sports figures to pick up the tab on Lynx playoff tickets. Love and Rubio teamed to purchase 500 tickets for Game 2 of the WNBA Finals, given away for free to fans on a first-come, first-served basis over the phone on Monday morning.
Maya Moore had 23 points, including three 3-pointers in the first quarter to propel Minnesota from the start, and the Lynx delivered a dominant 84-59 victory over the Atlanta Dream in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday night. Moore shot 10 for 16 from the floor and grabbed seven rebounds, and Monica Wright pitched in 20 points off the bench. Seimone Augustus scored her usual 19 points, and the Lynx overwhelmed the Dream by leading the entire game and shooting 49.4 percent from the field. Angel McCoughtry finished with 17 points for the Dream, but she needed 24 shots to get there, making just six field goals. Aneika Henry added 14 points for the Dream, who fell to 0-7 in the finals since 2010. They were swept by the Lynx in 2011.
Maya Moore has homecourt advantage throughout the WNBA Finals. The Minnesota Lynx star has taken her play to another level this season, fulfilling the promise she had as one of the most celebrated college players ever when she was taken No. 1 overall three years ago.
Ever since the Minnesota Lynx lost in the WNBA finals last year, they’ve been focused on getting back there.
Looking for a ticket to watch the Lynx in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday? Flip Saunders might be your answer. Timberwolves officials said Saunders bought 500 upper level tickets for Sunday night’s game at Target Center.
Maya Moore scored 27 points, Seimone Augustus had 22, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Phoenix Mercury 72-65 Sunday to advance to the WNBA Finals for the third straight year with a sweep in the best-of-three Western Conference finals. Minnesota will open the finals on Friday at home against Atlanta, which completed its sweep of Indiana earlier Sunday. Diana Taurasi had 21 points for Phoenix, but was 6 of 21 from the field. Candice Dupree added 17 points, while No. 1 draft pick Brittney Griner was held to six points and 10 rebounds.
Shavonte Zellous scored a career-high 30 points to help the Indiana Fever beat the Minnesota Lynx 76-59 in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals.
The WNBA has fined Minnesota Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve for her coat-throwing outburst during Game 2 of the WNBA Finals against Indiana.
Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve got upset over a call of a foul on Lindsey Whalen.
Indiana coach Lin Dunn wasn’t amused by Minnesota coach Cheryl Reeve’s meltdown on Wednesday night.