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 2

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The Minnesota Lynx and the Los Angeles Sparks will be back in action for Game 2 of the 2017 WNBA Finals, Sept. 26 at 8 PM ET, on ESPN 2.

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The Sparks return to The Barn (Williams Arena) in Minnesota for Game 2 at 8 PM ET. Courtesy photo/ESPN

WNBA Finals Best of Five Series

In an exciting fashion, Game 1 of the 2017 WNBA Finals did not disappoint, as the Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks rivalry saga continues. As expected, the defending champs of L.A., came ready to do just that…defend. But the Sparks were also well prepared on the offensive end coming right out and pouncing on the Lynx in a 28-2 run in the first quarter. Not knowing what hit them, Minnesota would have to quickly gather themselves, or this was going to be an ugly showing in front of their home crowd.

Remaining poised, the Lynx did just that as they dug their way out of the 26-point pit, taking the lead 84-83 with just 6.5 seconds left to play. Seconds away from victory and the largest playoff comeback in WNBA history, Minnesota could not hold it down on the defesive end, as Sparks guard Chelsea Gray created space on the game winning step-back jumper, to seal the deal.

Sparks win, 85-84. What a game!

Coming up clutch for her squad, Gray finished with a career-high 27 points, while Candace Parker added a double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds. Despite an amazing, nail-biter of a comeback, the Lynx cannot fall behind in Game 2 the way they did Sunday. The Lynx did not grab a single rebound in the entire first quarter, and took more than eight minutes to get the MVP – Sylvia Fowles – her first shot. Maya Moore scored 27 points and was instrumental in Minnesota’s comeback on both ends of the floor. Fowles finished with 22 points and 13 rebounds, while Seimone Augustus added 19 points. With high expectations for both teams, it is going to take a team effort from these powerhouse squads in their battle for the 2017 WNBA title.

Catch Game 2 on ESPN 2.