In a game that absolutely lived up to its billing, the Lynx knocked off the Sparks 72-69 in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
I'd say the fact that the teams went in with a combined record of 23-0 in a conference in which no other team is above .500 qualified it as the most interesting regular-season game in WNBA history.
I'd also say it's a shame that it happened on a Tuesday afternoon when people either had to work — or work to watch it. Ideally, it would have been shown in prime time, or at least on a weekend — and on ESPN.
The game at least was on NBA TV. As of last year, the channel was in roughly half of U.S. homes that had cable or satellite. It was not, however, shown locally on FSN. "It wasn't part of the original broadcast schedule and we are not in a position to absorb the additional cost of producing the game," Mike Dimond, Senior VP and general manager of FSN, said Tuesday.
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