OK, how can you not grin at that ... maybe even if you are a Lynx fan. LJ struggles shooting all night, then makes the 3-pointer to go to OT— Mechelle Voepel (@MechelleV) October 1, 2012
The Seattle Storm's 86-79 double overtime win against the defending champion Minnesota Lynx tonight was nothing short of an Instant Classic.
Was it perfectly played? Not really. Were there mistakes made (by both teams and possibly the officials)? Sure. But fittingly, a game that featured the last two WNBA champions arguably produced the most exciting basketball game of the season and was a perfect showcase for what the league can offer on ESPN.
SB Nation Minnesota has already recapped the game and you'll get more from us later, but sometime during the fourth quarter or so I started cataloging worthwhile tweets. Then it went to overtime. Then it went into another overtime. So here are a few tweets that at least begin to capture a game that's really hard to put into words.
Man. Some of these WNBA playoff games have been crazy. Great Lynx v. Storm game on ESPN right now. Lauren Jackson just hit a 3 to send to OT— Nate Jones (@JonesOnTheNBA) October 1, 2012
Bruh! I LOVE this game. This is a #WNBA playoff game where my squad isn't even playing, and I'm exhausted from watchin cuz I was so invested— P▲t D▲ Roc (@TheFlyestHoopa) October 1, 2012
This game reminds me of last year when we beat Seattle and nobody thought we was gon win.. Minny n trouble boy.. Good game seattle— AGL (@2realagl) October 1, 2012
Never doubt the spirit and will to win of Sue Bird. In clear pain and discomfort throughout game, quitting wasn't an option. #WNBAPlayoffs— Holly Rowe (@sportsiren) October 1, 2012
If you have a chance to watch that game somehow - or even DVR'd it and see this as one big spoiler - I would certainly recommend doing so. That was just an exciting game to watch for any fan of the sport.