Lynx, Mercury get ready for Conference Finals 21 Sep 11
With Tuesdays win over San Antonio, the Minnesota Lynx have advanced to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history. Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals between the Lynx and the No. 3-seeded Phoenix Mercury will be on Thursday, September 22 at 8:00 p.m. CDT at Target Center; the game will be broadcast live on KDUZ. The Lynx, the No. 1 seed in this year’s WNBA Playoffs presented by Boost Mobile, defeated the Silver Stars in the best-of-three Western Conference Semifinals 2-1 to advance. Phoenix defeated the No. 2 seed Seattle Storm two games to one.

 

Schedule for the Western Conference Finals is as follows:

Game       Date                                Location            Time (CDT)   Television      Radio
Game 1   Thursday, Sept. 22   at Minnesota     8:00 p.m.     ESPN2              KDUZ
Game 2   Sunday, Sept. 25      at Phoenix          4:00 p.m.      ESPN2              KDUZ
Game 3   Tuesday, Sept. 27    at Minnesota      TBD                TBD                    KDUZ

 

The Lynx won the season series from the Mercury for the first time since 2004, defeating them three times and losing twice. The series will pit two of the WNBA’s top three scoring teams against one another (Pho, 1 – 89.0 ppg; MN, 3 – 81.5 ppg). Minnesota averaged 95.4 ppg while shooting 50.1% from the floor against Phoenix this season. Seimone Augustus paced Minnesota’s offensive efforts, averaging 21.7 ppg on 60.8% shooting in the five matchups. Only one of the five games was decided by eight points or less, and the 112-105 Phoenix win on July 13 was the highest scoring regular-season game in WNBA history.

Minnesota and Phoenix have never met in the postseason.