The Lynx will play their first two home playoff games at Xcel Energy Center because of scheduling conflicts at Target Center.

Cirque du Soleil is at Target Center from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2.

The Lynx have clinched home-court advantage throughout the WNBA playoffs and have a bye through the first two single-elimination rounds, meaning the Lynx could have about 10 days off after the WNBA regular season ends Sunday before starting the playoffs. Semifinal series are best-of-five, meaning the team will have at least two home games.

The team's final regular-season game is Saturday against Atlanta at Target Center.

The Lynx will play at Xcel next year become of Target Center renovations.

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