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.
2017 ScheduleAll times ET
- 7/8L 100-76
- 7/14W 88-71
- 7/16W 81-66
- 7/19W 100-74
- 7/25W 76-75
- 7/28W 90-80
- 7/30W 93-82
- 8/3W 69-54
- 8/6L 84-82
- 8/8W 81-72
- 8/11L 70-64
- 8/16L 62-61
- 8/18W 111-52
- 8/20L 70-61
- 8/22W 105-69
- 8/25W 89-70
- 8/27L 78-67
- 8/30W 80-69
- 9/1W 110-87
- 9/3W 86-72
- 9/12W 101-81
- 9/14W 93-83
- 9/17W 81-70
- 9/24L 85-84
- 9/26h:mm a z, US/Eastern
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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.
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.
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.
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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Maya Moore scored 21 points, Sylvia Fowles added 17 points and 14 rebounds, and the Minnesota Lynx completed a sweep of the Washington Mystics with an 81-70 win in Game 3 on Sunday.
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