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WNBA Playoffs 2016

Perspective from a fan in Game 5

The WNBA Finals series kept fans engaged every game, especially Game 5 when the final seconds were ticking away on the clock.

The Sparks are done playing the bridesmaid

After years of playing second fiddle to teams like the Phoenix Mercury and Minnesota Lynx, the Los Angeles Sparks have reclaimed their spot as the top team in the WNBA.

Lynx lose — but Moore was great

Maya Moore did not disappoint fans, as she balled out once again for the Lynx. Even though her team lost, her play still showed she’s a champion.

Two Words: Candace Parker!

Candace Parker finally got her 1st elusive championship, and make no bones about it, she was the MAIN reason the Sparks won.

LA dethrones Minnesota — wins first Championship since 2002

The Los Angeles Sparks defeated the Minnesota Lynx to bring home the franchise’s 3rd WNBA Title.

A lot is on the line for tonight’s Game 5

There’s more riding on the line for Candace Parker than just a WNBA Championship.

Championship game tonight and a live chat!

Bring on the excitement! The decisive Game 5 of the WNBA Finals is finally here – and both teams are ready to go.

Top tier competition at its finest

All year the Lynx and Sparks have been the top 2 teams in the WNBA and during their Finals series, they continue to show why fans should be tuning into to watch these women.

LA eager for 2nd opportunity at WNBA Title

Los Angeles wasn’t able to close out Minnesota Sunday, but Thursday they will get one final chance to win the WNBA Title.

WNBA Finals: Refs missed backcourt violation

The WNBA has determined that a backcourt violation should’ve been called in Game 4, the league announces in a statement.

Moore shows out for Lynx

Game 4 was going to be a battle for the Lynx if they wanted to return the series to Minnesota. They were able to win thanks to Maya Moore.

Tough finish in Los Angeles

The Minnesota Lynx pulled out a close game, however, what happened in the last 30 seconds leaves a big question: What if a certain call happened?

Minnesota’s experience pushes Finals to Game 5

Los Angeles had the chance to close the series and win the title; however, they could not contain Maya Moore — who went off for the Lynx.

Who will win Game 4?

Can the Los Angeles Sparks close the deal and win the WNBA Championship tonight?

Los Angeles takes 2-1 lead in WNBA Finals

The Sparks came to play today, as they inched one step closer to getting a WNBA Title. One player was clearly on a mission: Candace Parker.

Game 3 Preview and also Live Chat tonight!

Here is a preview of tonight’s huge Game 3 between the LA Sparks and Minnesota Lynx.

A “very hungry” Minnesota team blows past Sparks

With an increase in energy and hunger, the Minnesota Lynx were able to bounce back after dropping Game 1 at home versus the Los Angeles.

No time to sulk

In Game 1 Maya Moore got off to a slow start offensively and it hurt the Lynx. However, Tuesday Moore knew she had to spark Minnesota’s offense early — which was critical to the team winning.

How did the Lynx beat the Sparks?

The WNBA Finals series is all tied up, but what helped Minnesota blow past Los Angeles?

Moore’s double-double lifts Minnesota

Last time out, Maya Moore didn’t get started until the second half. Tuesday night she made sure that wasn’t the case as she started the game locked in and didn’t let up.

Game 2 analysis

The Lynx came out on top in game two of the WNBA finals. With the series tied at 1-1, here’s what it all means

One game apiece

The Minnesota Lynx bounced back from Sunday’s game — in a major way — to tie the series with Los Angeles.

Ogwumike previews Game 2

Nneka Ogwumike took time to talk to Swish Appeal before tonight’s Game 2.

Watch: Alana Beard’s game-winner

#ICYMI - Alana Beard stuns the Lynx in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals with a sick buzzer-beater. Stay tuned to Swish Appeal for the latest from the WNBA Finals.

Biggest takeaways from Game 1

Los Angeles was able to upset Minnesota on the road in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. Here are 4 takeaways from the game.

Exciting finish in Minnesota

Alana Beard is known for her tough, in your face defense but it was her last second jumper at the buzzer that will go down in the history books.

Who will take the WNBA Championship?

Minnesota and Los Angeles have swapped being #1 or #2 all season. Now the final battle is here, but how can you pick a winner when they match up perfectly?

Ogwumike, Parker “bring out the best in each other”

As individuals, Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike are great players, however when they are together they have something even better — on and off the court.

Battle within the war

Which star will shine the brightest in the WNBA Finals: Candace Parker or Maya Moore? Both have stats that speak for itself, yet how do they line up against one another?

Toliver plays “huge factor” for Sparks

Kristi Toliver continues to play her role for Los Angeles. In the Sparks win over Chicago, it was her hot shooting that catapulted the team to victory.

LA advances to Finals after holding off Chicago

Since her rookie year, Candace Parker has been trying to get the Los Angeles Sparks back to the WNBA Finals. Tonight, she did it.

Chicago’s defense does the “unheard of” in the third

Chicago is known for their juggernaut offensive game, yet it was their defense — especially in the third quarter — that led them to holding off the Sparks and extending their season.