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.
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.