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A good start is essential for Lynx in WNBA FInals

In the previous six WNBA Finals, the Lynx have dropped the first game three times.


Lynx lead the WNBA in another category: Merchandise sales

Maya Moore has the fourth most popular jersey among league players


Reeve celebrates a birthday and Lynx get back to work

Game 1 of WNBA finals against Los Angeles is Sunday


Lynx to fans: Fill the Barn

The Lynx want a full measure of home court advantage at Williams Arena for WNBA Finals vs. the Los Angeles Sparks.


Lynx-Sparks schedule set, opens with two at the Barn

It has been a long year of waiting, but the Lynx finally get a chance to avenge last year's WNBA Finals loss to the Sparks. The schedule is set.


Postgame: Whalen's fourth quarter at The Barn was key in Game 2

When Lindsay Whalen checked into the game with 4:45 left in the fourth, the Lynx were down two. Minnesota steamrolled Washington the rest of the way.


Fowles for MVP? WNBA sets 'major award announcement' at 5 p.m.

Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles

Logic would suggest the league is about to give out the MVP award to Lynx center Sylvia Fowles, who has been the favorite for the award for much of the season.


Postgame: Augustus turns back the clock, turns up the heat on Washington

Urged to shoot more by both her coach and her grandma, Augustus scores 24 in victory over Washington


Can the Lynx contain Washington stars Delle Donne, Toliver?

The Mystics finished the regular season with six losses in their final eight games, but knocked off Dallas and New York by double-digit margins in the playoffs.


After a week of practice, Lynx are ready for semifinals to start

Injured Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen on the bench. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ ï cgonzalez@startribune.com - September 3, 2017, St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center, WNBA, Minnesota Lynx vs. Washington Mystics

The Lynx are hoping their experience serves them well in the best-of-5 WNBA semifinals, which begin Tuesday at Williams Arena.


Lynx to rest Saturday after three days of intense practices

Not yet knowing who they will play in their semifinal series, which starts at Williams Tuesday, has allowed the Lynx to focus entirely on themselves this week.


Lynx players accept Team USA camp invitations, but hope they can't go

The Team USA basketball training camp is scheduled during the WNBA Finals,m so the four Lynx players invited are hoping not to go.


Postgame: Whalen will return to Lynx practice Wednesday

Lynx point guard Lindsay Whalen, out since Aug. 3 because of a broken finger in her left hand, will return for the playoffs. She'll practice with the team beginning Wednesday.

The Lynx's starting point guard has a month's worth of rust to work off before the team's playoff run begins.


'I wanted to be here.' Fowles signs new contract with Lynx

Lynx center Sylvia Fowles (shown in an Aug. 3 game against Atlanta) bounced back from her worst game of the year with 27 points and 13 rebounds, and the Lynx defeated Atlanta 81-72 at McCamish Pavilion, the third meeting between the teams in 12 days.

Always one of the league's best players, Fowles has had a very strong season this summer, averaging 19.1 points on 65-percent shooting.


Lynx announce home dates for WNBA semifinals at The Barn

The Lynx have locked up a semifinal double-bye. Now they are trying to do the same for homecourt advantage.


Lynx sign Italian league standout Cecilia Zandalasini

Contending for the No. 1 seed in the WNBA postseason, the Lynx have signed 6-1 forward Cecilia Zandalasini for the remainder of the regular season.


Augustus update: Lynx forward not yet ruled out to face Dream

Lynx forward Seimone Augustus has been absent all week for undisclosed personal reasons.


Augustus remains away from Lynx for personal reasons

The Lynx have not given a timetable for Seimone Augustus' return to the team. Coach Cheryl Reeve said little, other than the Lynx will handle the situation 'day by day.'


Mercury will be without Taurasi, Griner tonight

Mercury guard Diana Taurasi (right) will not play Sunday night against the Lynx, staying back in Phoenix basically to rest.

Taurasi stayed in Phoenix for what coach Sandy Brondello called a rest day.


Fowles shakes off slow start to finish with double-double vs. Sparks

Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles drives between Los Angeles Sparks players, including Candace Parker, left, during the second half.

The reigning Western Conference Player of the Month wanted to show her success this season wasn't a fluke. And by the end of Thursday's game, she proved that.