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Lynx clinch 10th straight playoff appearance

The Lynx are heading back to the playoffs after the Indiana Fever lost on Tuesday night.

The Minnesota Lynx are headed to the playoffs for the 10th straight season after a loss by the Indiana Fever secured a playoff spot on Tuesday night in Orlando.

The Lynx hold an 11-5 record that's the fourth-best mark in the WNBA this season. With the Fever's loss to the Indiana Fever, the Lynx are headed back to the playoffs and have the talent to make a deep run.

Aside from usual suspects Napheesa Collier (16.4 ppg, 8.8 rpg) and Sylvia Fowles (14.6 ppg, 9.7 rpg), the Lynx have been rejuvenated in the backcourt thanks to second-round selection Crystal Dangerfield.

Dangerfield has had a stellar rookie campaign for the Lynx averaging 15.9 points per game in seven games this season and was named the WNBA's Rookie of the Month for August.

With a playoff spot secured, the Lynx will now try to position themselves in the seeding battle, sitting two games back of the Seattle Storm (13-3) for the best record in the WNBA.

The Lynx have six games remaining on their regular-season schedule and will face the Storm on Sunday. But their next game will come on Wednesday when they face the fifth-seeded Chicago Sky.

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