Lynx coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve, who guided the team to an 18-16 season despite having four key players either limited or sidelined this year, was named basketball executive of the year.
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Minnesota's Napheesa Collier has been named the WNBA Rookie of the Year, becoming the fourth Lynx player to win the award.
The Storm turned to their backcourt for scoring punch, and Jordin Canada and Jewell Loyd delivered, outscoring their Lynx counterparts 48-1.
The Sky and defending champion Storm opened with wins. We wrap up all the first-round action of the WNBA playoffs.
Jordin Canada scored a career-high 26 points and the defending WNBA champion Seattle Storm beat the seventh-seeded Minnesota Lynx 84-74 Wednesday night in a first-round, winner-take-all playoff game.
Before the WNBA's playoffs open Wednesday (ESPN2, 8 p.m. ET), ESPN's panel weighs in with predictions for how the 2019 postseason will unfold.
LaChina and Dev discuss how both the Lynx and the Storm have overcome season obstacles, but debate whether or not home court advantage will swing Seattle's way.
Elena Delle Donne is espnW's unanimous WNBA MVP, the Lynx's Napheesa Collier is Rookie of the Year, and the Sky's James Wade is Coach of the Year.
Can Minnesota knock out reigning champ Seattle? Can Diana Taurasi rally Phoenix past Chicago? The playoffs open Wednesday in winner-take-all games.
Riquna Williams hit four 3-pointers and finished with 15 points to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat Minnesota 77-68 on Sunday, ruining the Lynx's chance of hosting a playoff game in the first round.
Odyssey Sims scored 11 of her 22 points in a game-changing and contentious third quarter and the Minnesota Lynx rolled to an 83-69 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Friday night.
Sylvia Fowles, through a combination of inter- and intraseason adaptations, has kept her production remarkably consistent.
Odyssey Sims scored 17 points, Napheesa Collier had 15 points and 10 rebounds to move into elite company and the Minnesota Lynx defeated the Indiana Fever 81-73 on Sunday, a key win for playoff positioning.
Some counted out Minnesota after so much change. But Sylvia Fowles and the Lynx have reinvented their identity to keep their playoff streak alive.
Sylvia Fowles had a season-high 25 points and 12 rebounds, moving into third on the WNBA career rebounding list, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Chicago Sky 93-85 on Tuesday night to claim their ninth straight playoff berth.
LaChina Robinson and producer Terrika Foster-Brasby record live at Mohegan Sun Arena ahead of the jersey honoring of four-time WNBA champion Lindsay Whalen.
She was a legend on the court. And coach Lindsay Whalen has equally high standards for the type of program she hopes to build at Minnesota.
Napheesa Collier scored 19 points, Damiris Dantas had 17 points and a career-high eight assists, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Dallas Wings 86-70 on Thursday night.
Candace Parker had 20 points and 10 rebounds for her third double-double, Chelsea Gray added 17 points, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 81-71 on Tuesday night.
Jordin Canada scored 14 points to and the Seattle Storm never trailed in an 82-74 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday.
Ariel Atkins scored 18 points, Emma Meesseman added 17 points and the Washington Mystics clinched a playoff berth with an 86-79 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night.
Odyssey Sims had 17 points, Stephanie Talbot added 16 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat the New York Liberty 89-73 on Tuesday night.
Emma Meesseman scored a season-high 25 points, Elena Delle Donne had 23 points and 10 rebounds and the Washington Mystics beat the Minnesota Lynx 101-78 on Sunday.
Sylvia Fowles had 17 points and 12 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat Connecticut Sun 89-57 on Friday night.
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