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WNBA Playoffs 2013

Video: Rep. Keith Ellison congratulates Lynx

Rep. Keith Ellison took to the U.S. House floor yesterday to congratulate the Minnesota Lynx on winning the 2013 WNBA Finals, their second championship in three years.

What can the Dream learn from the 2013 Finals?

What did the Dream's loss to the Lynx in the 2013 WNBA Finals say about what they should do next?

Three up, three down: Lynx sweep Dream for title

The Atlanta Dream put up more of a fight at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Game Three of the WNBA Finals, but the result was the same - a third loss to the Minnesota Lynx, finishing the sweep and earning Minnesota a second WNBA Championship.

Video: McCarville's steal & between-the-legs pass

WNBA highlight video of Janel McCarville's steal and between the legs pass during the third quarter of Game 3 of the 2013 WNBA Finals.

Well-rounded Lynx overwhelm Dream 86-77 in Game 3

Despite a much-improved effort from the Atlanta Dream in Game 3 of the 2013 WNBA FInals, the Minnesota Lynx just had too many weapons as they completed a three-game sweep to earn their second WNBA title.

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Lynx sweep Dream for second WNBA title

There will be a new champion in 2013, but the WNBA Finals will feature a pair of familiar participants: the Atlanta Dream and Minnesota Lynx. Game 1 will be in Minneapolis at 8:30 p.m. EDT.

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How much will the location of Games 3 & 4 matter?

While the Minnesota Lynx are ready to put an end to the 2013 WNBA Finals on the road, the Atlanta Dream are apparently trying to make sure that The Arena at Gwinnett Center feel a bit more like home before tonight's Game 3.

Poor shot selection hurts Dream in Game 2

The Atlanta Dream were within striking distance of the Minnesota Lynx as late as the third quarter but poor shot selection during a crucial stretch did them in.

The Minnesota Juggernaut & hope for Atlanta

A big 15-0 run for the home team in the second quarter of Game 1 of the 2013 WNBA Finals was both an example of the Minnesota Lynx's dominance this season and reason for hope for the Atlanta Dream after suffering a blowout loss.

Lynx showcase roster flexibility in Game 1 rout

A big night from Monica Wright was the headline story for the Minnesota Lynx after Game 1 of the 2013 WNBA Finals, but as impressive is how a pair of the team's All-Stars deferred.

A WNBA Finals primer

A look at key players, matchups, and statistics for the 2013 WNBA Finals.

How Alex Bentley could impact the WNBA Finals

While the Minnesota Lynx return to the WNBA Finals with one of the most consistently successful point guards in league history, the Atlanta Dream return with an entirely different rotation. And while Tiffany Hayes has gotten much-deserved attention as a candidate for Sixth Woman of the Year, it might be Alex Bentley's defense that plays a role in the Dream's success.

Erika de Souza's All-WNBA caliber season

Atlanta Dream center Erika de Souza wasn't named to the 2013 All-WNBA team, but her All-WNBA caliber season is a major reason why her team was able to return to their third finals in four years.

Three keys to the Lynx winning a second title

The Minnesota Lynx are generally considered the favorite to win the 2013 WNBA Finals, but the pair of regular season meetings between the two teams showed how the Atlanta Dream are a team that will capitalize on any mistakes the favorite makes.

Monica Wright, versatility & the Sixth Woman award

Minnesota Lynx reserve Monica Wright came in second in Sixth Woman of the Year award voting, perhaps in part because the versatile wing's value to one of the most dominant teams in league history isn't easily quantifiable.

Three keys for Atlanta in the WNBA Finals

The Atlanta Dream snapped an eight-game losing streak to the Minnesota Lynx on August 20th. The big win highlighted some of their keys to success in the 2013 WNBA Finals.

Video: The Dream's win against the Lynx on Aug. 20

With the Minnesota Lynx being the favorite coming into the 2013 WNBA Finals, we look at a few notes on how the Atlanta Dream at home on August 20.

How the Lynx stifled the Mercury to advance

After the Phoenix Mercury shot just 34.26% from the field in the Western Conference Finals, the Minnesota Lynx's defensive prowess probably deserves some credit.

WNBA Finals schedule: Games 3 & 4 at Gwinnett

The 2013 WNBA Finals schedule has been released, with the Atlanta Dream slated to host the Minnesota Lynx at the Arena at Gwinnett Center for Games 3 and 4 (if necessary).

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Lynx, Dream and thoughts on three-game series.

Some general thoughts on Lynx/Dream and the silliness of a three-game series.

How the Dream swept the defending champs

The Atlanta Dream swept the Indiana Fever in the Eastern Conference Finals to make their third WNBA Finals in four years. The way they did it isn't terribly surprising.

Taurasi kisses Augustus, then gets a foul...

...and besides, the Lynx won!

Dream hold on against Fever for Game 1 win in ECF

In a thrilling back and forth battle between Atlanta and Indiana in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Fever had their chances but Atlanta held on for a 84-79 victory to win the first game of the best-of-three series.

Open Thread: Conference Finals begin today!

We are one step closer to a 2012 Finals repeat, if you know what I mean.

How can Phoenix upset Minnesota?

The Phoenix Mercury will face the Minnesota Lynx as they try to return to the WNBA Finals for the first time since 2009. But what do they have to do to beat one of the most dominant teams in WNBA history?

Turnovers key for Dream, Fever in East Finals

2013 marks the second time in three years that the Atlanta Dream and Indiana Fever will meet in the Eastern Conference Finals. Both rely on turnovers.

The Minnesota Lynx & WNBA parity

The Minnesota Lynx will be aiming for their third consecutive WNBA Finals appearance when they face the Phoenix Mercury in the 2013 Western Conference Finals. And that might not even fully capture the extent of their dominance.

How Atlanta overwhelmed Washington to advance

The Atlanta Dream used a 15-2 run in Game 3 of their first round series against the Washington Mystics to return to the Eastern Conference Finals. Although Angel McCoughtry was a big part of their effort, it wasn't her scoring that carried the team.

Key Dream players still injured heading into ECF

The Atlanta Dream will head into the Eastern Conference Finals still nursing injuries to three key players.

Dream advance to Eastern Conference Finals

A 15-2 run in the fourth quarter led by Erika de Souza decided Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals 80-72 in Atlanta's favor. The Dream advance to play the fourth-seeded Indiana Fever at home on Thursday night.

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Predictions: Will there be a rematch of the 2012 WNBA Finals in 2013?

Get that crow ready!