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Lynx ousted in semifinals sweep by Storm but have much to look forward to in 2021

Lynx ousted in semifinals sweep by Storm but have much to look forward to in 2021

Earlier this season, a reporter asked Cheryl Reeve earlier this season if this year’s Seattle Storm is reminiscent of her Minnesota Lynx teams that won four WNBA titles in seven years.  She answered affirmatively. Reeve’s “Core Four” group had four…

League commissioner confident about Seattle-Minnesota semifinal series resuming after postponement

League commissioner confident about Seattle-Minnesota semifinal series resuming after postponement

League Update, 6:47 p.m. ET: “All Seattle players are now cleared to play for tonight’s game.” With a strong emphasis on following the advice of medical professionals and scientists, WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert addressed media via a teleconference on the…

Game 1 of the WNBA Semifinals between the Seattle Storm and the Minnesota Lynx postponed

Game 1 of the WNBA Semifinals between the Seattle Storm and the Minnesota Lynx postponed

During the fourth quarter of the first semifinal game between the Connecticut Sun and Las Vegas Aces, the league announced that the second contest of Sunday’s doubleheader would be postponed: “After receiving inconclusive COVID-19 test results today for players from…

Led by Damaris Dantas, Minnesota Lynx survive Phoenix to advance to semifinals of Playoffs

Led by Damaris Dantas, Minnesota Lynx survive Phoenix to advance to semifinals of Playoffs

The Lynx rebuild their way into the playoffs; Minnesota postseason storylines Playoff schedule Whenever Minnesota and Phoenix get together, whether it’s the regular season or a one-game, go home knockout, Ringo Starr’s 1973 hit easily comes to mind: You know…

A’ja Wilson named 2020 WNBA Player of the Year, Cheryl Reeve wins COY, Crystal Dangerfield earns ROY

A’ja Wilson named 2020 WNBA Player of the Year, Cheryl Reeve wins COY, Crystal Dangerfield earns ROY

After her outstanding performance during a truncated 22-game per team season, it’s no surprise that the league named Las Vegas Aces forward A’ja Wilson as the Player of the Year. The Minnesota Lynx’s Crystal Dangerfield earned the Rookie of the…

The Lynx rebuild their way into the playoffs; Minnesota postseason storylines

The Lynx rebuild their way into the playoffs; Minnesota postseason storylines

Playoff schedule The fourth-seeded Minnesota Lynx plays fifth-seed Phoenix Thursday in the second round of the 2020 WNBA wubble playoffs. The teams split the abbreviated two-game regular-season series. Most preseason prognosticators probably wouldn’t admit that they didn’t expect the Lynx…

Arike Ogunbowale, Candace Parker and Courtney Vandersloot earn 2020 WNBA Peak Performer Awards

Arike Ogunbowale, Candace Parker and Courtney Vandersloot earn 2020 WNBA Peak Performer Awards

The league’s annual Peak Performer Awards are for players who lead the league in scoring, rebound, and assists during the regular season. Each winner receives a Tiffany & Co. trophy in honor of her accomplishments. 2020 WNBA Peak Performer Awards…