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2017 Schedule
27-7, 1st in Western
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22hPat Borzi

'Unacceptable' start dooms Lynx at home in Game 1

Minnesota has waited all season for another crack at Los Angeles. But the Lynx failed to execute and were nearly run out of the building in the first quarter before nearly pulling off the biggest comeback in WNBA Finals history.

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Sparks edge Lynx to take Game 1 (1:48)
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23hMechelle Voepel

Gray guides Sparks to Game 1 victory over Lynx

In a WNBA Finals Game 1 that went from blowout to barnburner, guard Chelsea Gray led Los Angeles with a career-high 27 points, including the game winner with 2 seconds to play.

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Gray's game winner gives Game 1 to Sparks (0:43)
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Gray's jumper helps Sparks avoid collapse in Game 1

Chelsea Gray's pull-up jumper with 2 seconds to play helped the Los Angeles Sparks avoid what would have been a stunning collapse and take Game 1 of the WNBA Finals, 85-84, over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday.

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Moore powers Lynx comeback (0:14)
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Augustus drains three, brings Lynx within five of Sparks (0:19)
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Sparks open game with 12-0 run (0:25)
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1dMechelle Voepel

LA Sparks stay in locker room during anthem

The Los Angeles Sparks did not partake in "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Sunday, amid comments from President Donald Trump regarding NFL players' actions during the national anthem.

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2dPat Borzi

WNBA salaries in focus as Finals tip off

An article earlier this week suggested the WNBA is underpaying its players, and members of the Lynx and Sparks were on the same side Saturday ahead of Game 1, agreeing they deserve a bigger cut of revenue.

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2dMechelle Voepel

Memories of Ogwumike's 2016 game winner linger ahead of Game 1

Before the Sparks and Lynx meet again to tip off the WNBA Finals on Sunday (ABC, 3:30 p.m. ET), it's hard not to think back to Nneka Ogwumike's championship-clinching putback with 3.1 seconds left in Game 5.

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4dMechelle Voepel

MVP showdown highlights WNBA Finals rematch

With the two best defenses in the league squaring off in the WNBA Finals, the play of Los Angeles' Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike or Minnesota's Sylvia Fowles and Maya Moore might determine this year's champ.

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Augustus on playing Sparks: "Intense"

Lynx's Maya Moore and Seimone Augustus discuss their journey to the WNBA Finals, playing alongside WNBA MVP Sylvia Fowles, if last year's loss factors in to this Finals appearance and more.

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4dMechelle Voepel

Lynx, Delle Donne lead WNBA merchandising

Elena Delle Donne led the WNBA in jersey sales after her first season with the Mystics, while the Minnesota Lynx were tops in team merchandising sales.

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5dRiley Foreman

WNBA BPI: Lynx have slight edge over Sparks

Will the WNBA Finals go the distance for the third consecutive season? ESPN's WNBA Basketball Power Index predicts that a potent Lynx offense is the slight favorite to win the title over the balanced Sparks.

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6dPat Borzi

Lynx veteran Brunson reinvents her game

Long regarded as a defensive and rebounding specialist, Rebekkah Brunson made more 3-pointers in 2017 than in her 12 previous seasons combined. For her to win her fifth WNBA title, and fourth with the Lynx, Brunson must keep shooting from beyond the arc.

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6dMechelle Voepel

Sims steps up her game in first season with Sparks

Everything about Dallas seemed to be the right fit for Odyssey Sims. But in her first season in Los Angeles, the guard is a better defender than ever and has worked her way into the starting lineup and helped get the Sparks back to the WNBA Finals.

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7dBlair Henley

Lindsay Whalen's pre-workout power meal

As Minnesota Lynx player Lindsay Whalen heads into the WNBA Finals on Sunday, she'll turn to this egg and oatmeal dish for breakfast -- or anytime she needs to fuel up.

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8dSean Hurd

Lynx sweep Mystics on return trip to WNBA Finals

A pair of pivotal runs pushed Minnesota past Washington in Game 3 of the semifinals, as the Lynx advanced to their third consecutive WNBA Finals appearance.

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8dMechelle Voepel

Sparks, Lynx to meet in WNBA Finals once again

It's no surprise that Los Angeles and Minnesota will meet for the second consecutive season in the WNBA Finals. But that doesn't mean both teams didn't have to work really hard to get here.

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Lynx sweep Mystics, onto WNBA Finals (0:59)
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MVP Fowles leads Lynx to 2-0 series lead (1:02)
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11dPat Borzi

Whalen ignites Lynx with one game-changing steal

It hasn't been a typical season for Lindsay Whalen, whose numbers were down even before an injury sidelined her for 12 games. But on the same court she lit up in college, the point guard made one pivotal play that helped put the Lynx up 2-0 in the semis.

Team Stats

Points Per Game85.4
Rebounds Per Game35.2
Assists Per Game20.5

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017277.794
2016286.824
20152212.647
2014259.735
2013268.765