2017 WNBA Champions: Minnesota Lynx

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CONGRATULATIONS, TO THE MINNESOTA LYNX!!!

After an outstanding season long battle between the Los Angeles Sparks and the Minnesota Lynx, the Lynx were victorious in Game 5.

Lynx prevail over Sparks, 85-76.

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The Minnesota Lynx grab their 4th WNBA Championship in 7 seasons (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017). Courtesy photo/WNBA

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MVP Sylvia Fowles, racks up another one as this year’s WNBA Finals MVP. Courtesy photo/WNBA

A huge thank you to both the Los Angeles Sparks, the Minnesota Lynx, and the WNBA for another amazing season in the books.

For more info on Minnesota’s historic win, and a recap of the 2017 season, check out the W.

WNBA Finals 2017: Game 5

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GAME 5 of the WNBA Finals 2017 is HERE!!!!! That’s right, the final match-up of the 2017 season is about to go down tonight, at 8 PM ET on ESPN.

Live from The Barn (Williams Arena, Univ. of Minnesota), the Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks will hash it out for all the marbles, in a winner-take-all battle for the 2017 WNBA Title.

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Avoiding elimination, MIN ties series 2-2, with an 80-69 Game 4 victory in L.A. Courtesy photo/Minnesota Lynx

After one heck of a season series (both regular & post-season), these two juggernaut squads have made their way back to the finale – and in an exciting fashion – to show the world what basketball is all about.

After stealing Game 4 to tie the series 2-2, Minnesota will have another shot at becoming WNBA Champions with home court advantage. Despite letting Sunday’s game slip away, L.A. is still in it to win it as both teams look to make history in their title quest. Chasing a dynasty (Houston Comets) for the most championships in WNBA history, with a win tonight, the Lynx or the Sparks will match the Comets in this incredible achievement. Furthermore, L.A. is aiming to become repeat champs, a task not seen in 15 years since 2001, 2002 by the Sparks (2001, 2002, 2016).

Though a win in Game 4 at Staples Center would have been a storybook ending to a phenomenal season, with so much to play for, there’s no doubt L.A. is up for the challenge. But, BEWARE…those Minnesota Lynx are determined to keep tradition alive, and uphold their streak of winning the title every other year, since 2011 (2011, 2013, 2015).

Who will prevail and be crowned 2017 WNBA Champions? Find out tonight on ESPN.

WNBA Finals 2017: Game 4

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Tonight on ESPN, the defending champs: Los Angeles, look to close out this epic Finals rematch at home against the Minnesota Lynx, to become the 2017 WNBA title holder once again.

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Up 2-1, Los Angeles looks to repeat with a win tonight at Staples Center. Courtesy photo/WNBA

With a 2-1 series lead over Minnesota, the Sparks have forced the Lynx into a tight corner putting their season and a shot at the title on the line. A win tonight for the Sparks means L.A. becomes the first team in 15 years to repeat; a task that hasn’t been done since the 2001 and 2002 Sparks squad achieved it.

In Game 3, Nneka Ogwumike and Odyssey Sims led the Sparks with 16 points apiece in the 75-64 victory over Minnesota. Candace Parker added 13 points after a scoreless first quarter due to the Lynxs’ pressure defensive. However, L.A., had a way of making Minnesota uncomfortable as well holding several key players scoreless. Seimone Augustus and Lindsay Whalen were held to zero points, a career first for Augustus in playoff games. Maya Moore led the Lynx with 16 points, while Sylvia Fowles added 15. To avoid elimination tonight, Minnesota has got to lay it all on the line, if they want to force a Game 5 back at The Barn (Williams Arena, MN).

Be sure to tune in tonight at 8:30 PM ET, on ESPN to witness WNBA history.