By Reg Chapman

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Lynx are hours away from battling the Los Angeles Sparks in the decisive Game 5 of the WNBA Finals.

The “Roar-For-4” can be heard all over the Twin Cities as fans are gearing up for what is expected to be an exciting game in front of a sell-out crowd. Lynx fans are used to winning and Thursday night, all are looking for a win and that fourth WNBA Championship.

They know it won’t be easy, but fans we spoke with say they believe this team has what it takes to win it all.

The countdown to game 5 of the WNBA Championship began inside the Pro Shop at Target Center.

“I kind of came here and just bought T-shirts for everybody going to the game tonight. I heard it was green out so I just decided to pick up a couple of things,” said Lynx fan Gary Wiser.

Fans like Wieser are taking advantage of a 30 percent off sale to make sure they have the latest Lynx gear to cheer on Minnesota’s winningest sports team.

“Just the longevity of how amazing they’ve been. I mean they’re a dynasty,” Wiser said.

With three WNBA Championships already, fans are ready for No. 4. Even for those who attend games every now and then, tonight’s the night to show your love for the Minnesota Lynx.

“Game 5 tonight, I mean this is the most important game of the WNBA season so I feel like I have to be there for that or I’m not a Minnesota basketball fan,” said Ryan Zelner.

Zelner says he now has Lynx Fever. He believes the team is unstoppable.

“They are clearly the best team in Minnesota, arguably a dynasty. I think Maya Moore is the Jordan of the WNBA. We’re talking about the greatest of all time,” Zelner said.

The way they play as a team, the talent on the court and the bench and how they represent the very best of Minnesota is what makes this Lynx team No. 1 in the hearts of fans.

“It’s fun to have a Minnesota team that is really being successful and we’re just having a great time supporting them,” said Lynx fan Gaye Hall.

If you are coming out to support the Lynx, make sure you use the skyway system to get to Target Center. Construction outside could make it challenging for fans to get here to cheer on the Minnesota Lynx.

A victory would give the Lynx their second straight WNBA title and fourth in six years.


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