Moore, well-rested Lynx crush Phoenix in WNBA semifinal opener

Moore, well-rested Lynx crush Phoenix in WNBA semifinal opener

The defending WNBA champions set a league playoffs record for points.

Scoggins: Confidence oozes from focused Lynx in playoff opener

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Scoggins: Confidence oozes from focused Lynx in playoff opener
Playing across town in their temporary home, Xcel Energy Center, the Lynx showed no signs of rust. No signs of nerves as defending champions. No signs of anything other than being locked in and focused on finishing a task.

Sparks thrash Sky in WNBA playoff semifinals

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Sparks thrash Sky in WNBA playoff semifinals
Candace Parker scored 30 points, Nneka Ogwumike scored 27, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Chicago Sky 95-75 in their semifinal series opener Wednesday night in Long Beach, Calif.
Lynx
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WNBA playoff schedule

Here's the WNBA semifinals schedule:
Lynx
September 28

Gallery: Lynx 113, Phoenix 95

The Lynx beat Phoenix 113-95 in Game 1 of the WNBA semifinals at Xcel Energy Center.
Lynx
September 28

Moore scores 31 as Lynx open with 113-93 win over Mercury

Coach Cheryl Reeve and the Minnesota Lynx were not leaving any doubt: nearly two weeks between games was beneficial for the defending WNBA champions.
Lynx
September 28

Wait is over as Lynx open WNBA semifinals against surging Phoenix

While the Lynx rested and practiced, the Mercury roared through road victories over Indiana and New York, starting the playoffs on a powerful note after a rocky regular season.
Lynx
September 28

Sparks forward Ogwumike wins WNBA MVP; Maya Moore third

Nneka Ogwumike shot her way to the WNBA Most Valuable Player Award for the first time.
Lynx
September 28

Lynx get a new home to open playoffs

Their first two games in the semifinals will be at the transformed X.
Lynx
September 28

Lynx-Phoenix series preview

The rivalry between the Lynx and Mercury has been built largely through their heated playoff battles, and this year marks the fourth in a row in which they have met in the WNBA semifinals.
Lynx
September 28

WNBA Chicago-Los Angeles playoff capsule

A look at the other semifinal series in the WNBA playoffs. The series are best-of-five format.
Lynx
September 27

Whalen flourishing after turning down overseas money

Lindsay Whalen hobbled through the regular season last year. She hobbled through the playoffs. She even hobbled through the Minnesota Lynx championship celebration.
Lynx
September 27

Lynx draw eighth-seeded Mercury in WNBA semifinal series

The Lynx, who posted the best record in the WNBA and earned a bye through two rounds, will open their playoff run and title defense Wednesday against the rival Phoenix Mercury, one of two teams to make the playoffs with a losing record.
Lynx
September 24

Mercury players meet with Phoenix police; will keep kneeling

Mistie Bass, Kelsey Bone and their Mercury teammates met with Phoenix police a few weeks ago after practice.
Lynx
September 23

Lynx center Fowles doesn't let criticism from Reeve get to her

Under the prodding of head Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve, Sylvia Fowles won the league's top defensive player award again.
Lynx
September 22

WNBA playoffs schedule

The WNBA's new playoff format has the Lynx on the sidelines through the first two rounds. They won't play until Wednesday.
Lynx
September 22

Catchings' career ends and Fever kneel in anthem protest

The new WNBA playoff format began with a protest and ended with Phoenix and Atlanta advancing.It also produced the final game of Tamika Catchings' illustrious…
September 21
Seattle's Sue Bird

New WNBA playoff format adds excitement

Now, the first two rounds are single-elimination.
Sports
September 20
Lynx forward Maya Moore (second from left) and center Sylvia Fowles (right).

Moore named to all-WNBA first team; Fowles is top defensive player

While the two Lynx players received top honors, coach Cheryl Reeve was beaten out for Coach of the Year by Brian Agler of Los Angeles.
Lynx
September 20

Nneka Ogwumike wins AP WNBA Player of the Year award

Nneka Ogwumike put up career numbers this season for Los Angeles and was arguably the most consistent impact player in the league.
Lynx
September 18

Lynx finish regular season with victory and record

Their postseason opener isn't until Sept. 28, but they will keep busy until then.
Lynx
September 18

Sunday Q&A with Lynx guard Anna Cruz

She returned to the Lynx once the Olympics were over.
Lynx
September 18

WNBA playoff schedule

The first two rounds of the WNBA playoffs are single-elimination games.