MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – After finishing a two-game sweep of the Phoenix Mercury with today’s 72-65 win to clinch its third consecutive Western Conference title, the Minnesota Lynx will host the Atlanta Dream in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday, October 6 at Target Center (7:30 p.m. tip).
The entire schedule for the best-of-five WNBA Finals presented by Boost Mobile is as follows:
Game Date Location Time (CT) TV/Radio
Game 1 Sunday, Oct. 6 Minneapolis 7:30 p.m. ESPN/KDUZ
Game 2 Tuesday, Oct. 8 Minneapolis 7:00 p.m. ESPN2/KDUZ
Game 3 Thursday, Oct. 10 Atlanta 7:30 p.m. ESPN2/KDUZ
Game 4* Sunday, Oct. 13 Atlanta 7:00 p.m. ESPN2/KDUZ
Game 5* Wednesday, Oct. 16 Minneapolis 7:00 p.m. ESPN/KDUZ (tape delayed)
* if necessary
The Lynx (26-8) wrapped up the regular season with the league’s best record for the third consecutive season, becoming just the third team in league history to string together three consecutive 25+ win seasons (Houston, 1998-00; Los Angeles, 2000-02). With its third consecutive Western Conference title, Minnesota became just the fourth team in WNBA history to make three consecutive WNBA Finals appearances, joining Houston (1997-2000), Los Angeles (2000-02) and Detroit (2006-08).