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WNBA Finals viewership up

According to figures released by ESPN, the WNBA Championships generated a four percent viewership increase over the 2010 championship series. The Minnesota Lynx swept the Atlanta Dream 3-0 in the best-of-five series last week. The first game of the series…

Lynx success makes die-hard fans “verklempt” as many take first-time trips to an away game during the Finals

Lynx fan Erica Mauter (right) with her wife Missy at game two. MINNEAPOLIS – Erica Mauter is among the Minnesota Lynx faithful who traveled to Atlanta to see her team attempt to sweep the Atlanta Dream in the WNBA Finals.…

Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta Hawks buy tickets to Game 3 of the WNBA Finals

From the Dream: The Atlanta Dream are back in the WNBA Finals for a second straight year, and metro Atlanta pro sports teams are stepping up to support the team’s quest for a championship. The Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons and…

2011 WNBA Finals: Looking back at game one’s fun moments Sugarhill Gang style

October 2, 2011 Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game two starters, stats head-to-head

WNBA Finals Game 2 Atlanta Dream at Minnesota Lynx Wednesday, October 5, 2011, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2 Target Center, Minneapolis Lindsay Whalen, G, Lynx Regular Season Stats: 13.6 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 5.9 APG Playoff Stats: 12.7 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 4.2…

2011 WNBA Finals: Game one coverage roundup

Game Recap WNBA Finals Game One Notes and Quotes: Minnesota Lynx WNBA Finals Game One Notes and Quotes: Atlanta Dream Laurel Richie addresses the media at the WNBA Finals Box Score Around the Web Lynx close with a rush to…

WNBA Finals Game One Notes and Quotes: Minnesota Lynx

The attendance of 15,258 was the second largest in Lynx history. They Lynx had a crowd of 16,227 against Connecticut on July 14, 2004. Rebekkah Brunson had a playoff career-high of 26 points. The Lynx set a WNBA Finals team…

WNBA Finals Game One Notes and Quotes: Atlanta Dream

Notes Angel McCoughtry set a WNBA Finals record for points in a quarter with 19 in the third. The previous record was 14 set by the Phoenix Mercury’s Diana Taurasi in Detroit on September 8, 2007. McCoughtry finished with 33…

Laurel Richie addresses the media at the WNBA Finals

Shortly before game one of the 2011 WNBA Finals in Minneapolis, league president Laurel Richie addressed the media and answered questions on her first season, accuracy of attendance figures, the NBA lockout and more after making an opening statement on…

Minnesota Lynx take game one of the WNBA Finals

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Lynx took game one of the WNBA Finals 88-74 in front of a crowd of 15,258, the second-largest in Lynx history. Led by Rebekkah Brunson’s 26 points and 11 rebounds, the Lynx overcame a halftime deficit…

Minneapolis, Atlanta mayors make friendly wager on WNBA finals

The mayors of Minneapolis and Atlanta are proud of their WNBA teams and in celebration placed a friendly wager on the outcome of the best-of-five series between their teams. Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak and Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed agreed to…

Dishin & Swishin September 29, 2011 Podcast: Kara Lawson breaks down the WNBA finals, makes announcement

[display_podcast] This weekend the WNBA Finals begin, bringing an end to the 15th season of the league. It has been an entertaining season, with highs and lows for every team. There have been injuries and returns, records and lowlights as…

Sylvia Fowles Named 2011 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year, All Defensive Team announced

The WNBA named Chicago Sky center Sylvia Fowles the 2011 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year today. She received 19 out of 40 votes, one more than the runner-up, Indiana Fever forward and four-time Defensive Player of the Year Tamika…

NBA Minnesota Timberwolves offering tickets to 2,000 fans for game one of the WNBA Finals

From the Lynx: New Timberwolves Head Coach Rick Adelman and President of Basketball Operations David Kahn are teaming up to send Lynx fans to the WNBA Finals. With the Lynx’s historic season culminating in the franchise’s first WNBA Finals appearance,…

Atlanta Dream defeat the Indiana Fever and reach the WNBA Finals for second year in a row

The Atlanta Dream earned a decisive victory on the road in game three of the Eastern Conference Finals defeating the Indiana Fever, 83-67 in the best-of-three series. The Dream advance to the WNBA Finals for the second year in a…

Minneapolis reaches WNBA Finals for first time in franchise history, defeat the Phoenix Mercury 103-86

Schedule | Notes | Quotes The Minnesota Lynx (27-7) continued their historic season by sweeping the Phoenix Mercury (19-15) in the WNBA Western Conference finals. The Lynx won game 2 of the series 103-86 on the road and celebrated after…

Atlanta Dream force game three in Eastern Conference finals series against the Indiana Fever

Even without starting center Erika de Souza the Atlanta Dream handily defeated the Indiana Fever 94-77 in game two of the WNBA Eastern Conference finals on Sunday afternoon. Playing on their home court, the Dream went with a smaller lineup,…

Dream post players must pick up slack in de Souza’s absence, a look at the stats

The Atlanta Dream announced early Saturday morning that star center Erika de Souza would not be participating in the remainder of the WNBA Eastern Conference Finals due to obligations with the national team of her home country. De Souza is…

Dream center Erika de Souza to miss the remainder of the WNBA Eastern Conference Finals

Atlanta Dream center Erika de Souza will miss the remainder of the WNBA Eastern Conference Finals the team announced early Saturday morning. De Souza, who recorded eight points and 13 rebounds in game one on Thursday against the Indiana Fever,…

2011 Conference Finals Game 1 Notes and Quotes: Fever prevails over Dream, Lynx beat Mercury

In last night’s first games of the 2011 WNBA Conference Finals, home court advantage served teams well as the Indiana Fever beat the visiting Atlanta Dream 82-74 and the Minnesota Lynx defeated the Phoenix Mercury 95-67. While the Fever-Dream matchup…

Apples or Hot Sauce? Minneapolis and Phoenix mayors place friendly wagers over Western Conference Finals Series

Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak and Phoenix mayor Phil Gordon placed a friendly wager on the outcome of the WNBA Western Conference Finals between the Minnesota Lynx and the Phoenix Mercury. Mayor Rybak is putting up SweeTango apples from Pepin Heights Orchards…

WNBA Playoffs: Dream rebound from early deficit to defeat Sun

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — The format for the first round of the WNBA Playoffs is a best-of-three series. This puts a great deal of pressure on the higher seed to win that first game at home so as to not face…

New York Liberty center Kia Vaughn named the 2011 WNBA Most Improved Player of the Year

New York Liberty center Kia Vaughn won the 2011 WNBA Most Improved Player of the Year award the league announced Friday. Vaughn received 15 out of 40 votes from a panel of local and national sportswriters and broadcasters, beating out…