Skip to main content
Publish date:

Lynx stumble in season finale, will open WNBA playoffs at Seattle

It's do-or-die in the single-elimination first round of the playoffs.
Author:

A 77-68 loss in Los Angeles Sunday afternoon proved costly for the Minnesota Lynx as they wound up getting the No. 7 seed in the WNBA playoffs. Had they won, they would've had the No. 6 seed and opened the first round of the playoffs with a home game. 

Instead, the Lynx will travel to Seattle for a single-elimination game against the Storm on Wednesday at 9 p.m. 

Both teams finished with identical 18-16 records, but the Storm gets home-court advantage because it won the season series against Minnesota, winning three of four games. 

  • May 29: Lynx 72, Storm 61
  • June 4: Storm 84, Lynx 77
  • July 17: Storm 90, Lynx 79
  • Aug. 18: Storm 82, Lynx 74

If Minnesota loses, their season ends. But with a victory the Lynx will advance to the second round for another win-or-go-home game against No. 4 Las Vegas or No. 3 Los Angeles. 

Awaiting in the best-of-five WNBA semifinals are No. 1 Washington and No. 2 Connecticut. 

The top two teams after the regular season receive automatic byes into the semifinals, while the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds get a bye to the second round. 

Wednesday's playoff game between the Lynx and Storm tips off at 9 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN2. 

Next Up

D'Angelo Russell

With KAT out, Timberwolves can't upset Nets

D'Angelo Russell stepped up but couldn't overcome Brooklyn's firepower.

Everson Griffen Vikings dot com

Everson Griffen confirms he has bipolar disorder

"I’ve been running from it a long time. I’m not ashamed of it anymore.”

Angela Renee Jones, St. Cloud murder suspect

St. Cloud suspect now charged in two local murder cases

Both murders happened within a day of each other in June.

st anthony 3 crop

Twin Cities police ask for help finding missing 16-year-old

Police say all her family and friends have been contacted, and none of them know where she is.

mpd suspect 12.3.21 - 1 - CROP

MPD releases photos of shooting suspect, asks for public's help

The man is wanted in connection with a fatal shooting that happened Wednesday evening.

redmons popcorn colbert 2

Support grows for Redmon's Popcorn after shop's sudden closure

The county also commented on the situation, saying it hopes to help owner Zack Redmon.

prior lake high school

Prior Lake HS investigating another 'racist' video involving student

The principal said the social media video was reported to them this week.

Screen Shot 2021-12-03 at 3.08.27 PM

Walz: Minnesota has secured 1 million rapid, at-home COVID tests for kids

It comes as the delta variant continues to surge in Minnesota, and the omicron variant might follow.

boundary waters

Forest Service limiting permits to BWCAW due to damage, overcrowding

Visitors have been cutting down trees and have been forced to compete for campsites.

police lights

Lockdown update: Armed man threatened to go to Kimball High School

A high school and elementary school near St. Cloud went into lockdown as a precaution.

chaska sewer

People in Chaska are flushing the wrong crap down the toilet

Water and sewer crews in Chaska have had to clean the same pump four times in the past seven days.

Related

Sylvia Fowles

Lynx season ends in first-round playoff loss to Seattle

Minnesota went ice cold in the fourth quarter.

Playoff scenarios for the Lynx entering last day of regular season

Minnesota is bound for a single elimination first-round matchup.

Lynx

WNBA changes playoff format, effective for 2022 season

The new format could add up to eight games to the playoff schedule.

Sylvia Fowles

Fowles's record-breaking performance helps Lynx move up in playoff race

The Lynx moved into the fourth seed with a win over Seattle.

Sylvia Fowles

Lynx All-Star Sylvia Fowles breaks WNBA rebounding record

She broke ex-Lynx star Rebekkah Brunson's record.

Minnesota Lynx

Where the Minnesota Lynx stand in the WNBA playoff race

The Lynx are down to seven games left in the regular season.

Odyssey Sims

Lynx win again, on the brink of clinching playoff spot

Minnesota can clinch a playoff spot Tuesday night.