Lynx Open Semifinals With 113-93 Win Over MercuryCoach Cheryl Reeve and the Minnesota Lynx were not leaving any doubt: nearly two weeks between games was beneficial for the defending WNBA champions.
Moore's 19 Points Lead Lynx Past Mercury 67-60Maya Moore scored 19 points and Rebekkah Brunson had a franchise playoff-record 19 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Lynx to a 67-60 victory over the Phoenix Mercury in the opener of the Western Conference finals Thursday night. Seimone Augustus added 14 points for Minnesota, which trailed early, but used a big second quarter run to take over the game and led throughout the second half.
4 Things To Know: Day 2 Of Pope Visit, Lynx Vs. Mercury & MoreFrom the second day of the Pope's visit to the Lynx facing the defending WNBA champions, here are the four stories to know for Thursday, Sept. 24.
Lynx, Mercury Renew Rivalry In Western Conference FinalsTempers have flared. Trash has been talked. Glares have been exchanged. The Phoenix Mercury and Minnesota Lynx have met in the playoffs so often over the years that it's only natural that a rivalry has developed. Round 4 begins Thursday night, when the Lynx host the Mercury in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
Mercury Beat Lynx, 79-67, Clinch Playoff BerthDeWanna Bonner scored 21 points, Brittney Griner added 10 points, 11 rebounds and six blocked shots and the Phoenix Mercury clinched a playoff berth with a 79-67 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday night.
Bonner Sets Single-Season Free Throw Record In Mercury's Win Over LynxDeWanna Bonner scored 15 points, setting the WNBA's single-season free throw record with 59 straight, and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Minnesota Lynx 73-66 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory.
Lynx Beat Mercury In Griner's Return From Suspension, 71-56Brittney Griner stepped onto the court for the first time this season, starting the process of putting her domestic violence arrest behind her for good.
Moore Rallies Lynx Past Mercury 82-77 After playing her worst game of the season, Maya Moore recovered to keep the Minnesota Lynx season alive. The league's MVP scored 13 of her 32 points in the fourth quarter as the Lynx avoided elimination by beating the Phoenix Mercury 82-77 in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday.
Lynx Need More From Moore Against MercuryThe Phoenix Mercury did something in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals that no other WNBA team has been able to do all season long. They stopped Maya Moore.
Lynx Open Western Conference Finals At Phoenix FridayAfter sweeping San Antonio 2-0 to advance to the Western Conference Finals, the Minnesota Lynx will head to Phoenix Friday to take on the Mercury. Game 1 will start at 9 p.m. Friday and be televised on NBA TV.
Streaking Mercury Host WNBA All-Star GameThe desert is a perfect place for this year's WNBA All-Star Game. It's where the most dominating basketball in the league has been played this season.
Lynx Fall To Phoenix Mercury, 80-72 Diana Taurasi had 21 points and 11 assists and Candice Dupree had 18 points and 10 rebounds and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Minnesota Lynx 80-72 on Sunday. Brittney Griner scored 14 points and DeWanna Bonner added 12 for the Mercury (7-3).
Lynx Sweep Mercury, Advance To 3rd Straight FinalsMaya 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.
Lynx Gang Up On Mercury For 85-62 WinLindsay Whalen and Maya Moore scored 20 points apiece and Seimone Augustus added 18 to lead the Minnesota Lynx to an 85-62 win in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Thursday night. Diana Taurasi scored 15 and Brittney Griner had 13 points and six rebounds for the Mercury, who now face a must-win situation in Game 2 in Phoenix on Sunday.
Lynx Welcome The Newly Renovated Phoenix Mercury SquadOn Thursday night it's step two of the WNBA playoffs for the Minnesota Lynx -- the Western Conference Finals. The Lynx take on a Phoenix team that has proved pesky in the postseason. They've been different ever since a coaching change.