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There were milestones, business and technology advancements, and the emergence of young stars. Here are the developments that stood out most this season -- and how they might impact the WNBA in 2018.
It started with a rush for Chelsea Gray and the Sparks, but the WNBA Finals ended in disappointment after a Game 5 loss in Minnesota.
One year after a heartbreaking loss to the Sparks at home in Game 5, Lindsay Whalen and the Lynx got one back, led by a gritty point guard who refused to let it happen again -- especially on the same court she starred on in college.
Minnesota dethroned Los Angeles to win its fourth title in seven years. But with a competitive and entertaining WNBA Finals that once again went the distance, it felt as if the entire league won.
Sylvia Fowles had 17 points and broke her own WNBA Finals record by grabbing 20 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Lynx to their fourth championship in seven years, with an 85-76 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 5 on Wednesday night.
The Sparks, who went into their locker room during the national anthem in silent protest for the first four games of the WNBA Finals, stayed on the court before the decisive Game 5 Wednesday.