A look at the WNBA Finals matchup
All season long the Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks have been the best two teams in the WNBA.
Thanks to the new playoff format, the pair of Western Conference teams will meet in the WNBA Finals.
A year ago these two powerhouses would have played in the conference finals with the winner being a huge favorite to go on and win the championship. The Western Conference champion has won the league’s title in six of the last seven years.
A victory by Minnesota and the Lynx will have won four of the last six championships, including two straight.
They’d be the first repeat champion since Los Angeles did it in 2001 and 2002.
A win by the Sparks would be their first title since then and the first for Candace Parker.