The Indiana Fever are closer than they have ever been to winning a WNBA championship. After coming out of Game Two Wednesday looking totally exhausted and overpowered by the physicality of the Lynx, they took the floor before their home crowd Friday looking like a team on another level as they put the highest scoring team in the league in a defensive stranglehold, beating the Minnesota Lynx by 17 points.
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Shavonte Zellous had a career playoff-high 30 points on 10-of-17 shooting, powering the Indiana Fever in a 76-59 blowout of the Minnesota Lynx in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals.
MINNEAPOLIS -- There's a sea of green and blue surrounding me and the roar is deafening. The Lynx Nation has turned out in force to root their team on to what they know will be the first back-to-back WNBA championships in a decade. A sellout crowd of 13,478 has packed the Target Center. This is their house, and they're quick to let you know it.
During the WNBA Finals, Full Court Publisher Lee Michaelson will be courtside covering each and every game.... In addition she will have this running tally of interesting news, sightings and observations on various gameday happenings.
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Seimone Augustus scored 23 of her team-high 27 points in the second half to help the Minnesota Lynx even their best-of- five series against the Indiana Fever with an 83-71 victory in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals.
Sure there are the same number of players, the court's the same size, the nets the same height. Everyone uses the same ball, the same rulebook –- but nonetheless every game charts its own path, is illuminated by different perspectives, reveals itself in disparate ways.
Game One of the WNBA Finals was defined by subplots, intricacies, subtle shifts in strategy, some dictated by injury, some by calculation –- and Indiana pulled out a surprising road win.
Connecticut Sun center Tina Charles, 2012 WNBA Most Valuable Player, headlines the 2012 All-WNBA First-Team, the league announced today. A three-time All-WNBA Team selection, Charles led all vote-getters with 196 points.
Tamika Catchings of the Indiana Fever (161) and last year's MVP and Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks (176), the runner up in this season's MVP voting were also named to the team, both as forwards. Guards Cappie Pondexter of the New York Liberty (128) and Seimone Augustus of the Minnesota Lynx (95) round out the First-Team.
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Tamika Catchings scored seven of her team- high 20 points in the fourth quarter as the Indiana Fever held off the Minnesota Lynx, 76-70, in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals.