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Lynx wrap up regular season with a win, single elimination playoffs next

Minnesota takes on the Sparks on Tuesday night.

The WNBA playoff bracket is set and the Minnesota Lynx are seeded seventh out of eight teams after wrapping up the regular season with a 88-83 win over the Washington Mystics. 

The victory wasn't an ordinary win. It was the final regular season/home game of the season, and possibly the last game Lindsay Whalen will ever play at Target Center. The veteran Lynx point guard plans to retire after the season, and the only way Minnesota will get another home game is if they advance to the WNBA semifinals. 

Whalen scored 10 points to go along with five rebounds, six assists and four steals, and came out of the game to a raucous ovation from 13,013 fans who came to see her play. 

Whalen spoke for 20 minutes after the game, all of which you can watch in the video below. 

Meanwhile, the Lynx aren't done yet. They open the playoffs against 6-seed Los Angeles in a single elimination game Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN2. The winner advances to the second round and the loser's season is over. 

If Minnesota wins, they'll advance to play Washington or Connecticut in another single elimination game, with the winner advance to a best-of-five semifinal series against Seattle or Atlanta. 

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