Beginning Sunday, Sept. 24 at 3:30 PM ET, the top two teams in the league will face off in what is sure to be another epic best-of-five series.
That’s right the 2017 WNBA Finals presented by Verizon, will be a rematch of last year’s thriller between the (1) Minnesota Lynx and the (2) Los Angeles Sparks on ABC.
After another stellar season and semifinals sweep by both teams, the Lynx (27-7) and the Sparks (26-8) will each be looking to etch their names (again) in the WNBA history books as they chase the league’s original dynasty: the Houston Comets, who won the first four titles in the W. Boasting home court advantage once again in these Finals, Minnesota is looking to uphold their tradition of winning the title every other year, since 2011 (2011, 2013, 2015). If the Lynx and this year’s MVP – Sylvia Fowles – can exact their revenge and steal the 2017 title, they will match the Comets for the most championships in WNBA history.
But first, they’ll have to get through reigning Finals MVP – Candace Parker – and her flying Sparks. Los Angeles too, will have a chance to make history, and reach Houston’s mark as they aim to defend their title and become back-to-back champions; something that hasn’t been done in 15 years, since Lisa Leslie aka BettyLou (UncleDrew) led the franchise (2001, 2002). With evenly matched rosters and a plethora of talent, grit, and heart, this year’s showdown is a must see.
Check out the Finals schedule here, and be sure to catch Game 1 of the 2017 WNBA Finals on ABC at 3:30 PM ET, Sunday.