The Mercury have set the standard this season. But with the return of Rebekkah Brunson and Seimone Augustus, Minnesota finally has all five of its starters on the floor again for the first time since last fall's WNBA Finals.
The Lynx are marked by their leadership and steadiness. And for as much as that's due to the team's three MVP-caliber stars, Cheryl Reeve is etching her name as one of the best coaches in WNBA history.
After seeing a lot of preseason predictions pick Phoenix to win it all in 2013, Minnesota went to work to prove otherwise. Sunday, the Lynx swept the Mercury for a third consecutive trip to the WNBA Finals.
After the Fever won their first WNBA title Sunday, it seemed like universally beloved Tamika Catchings' moment. But Indiana's championship run was the result of many key moments from Catchings and all her teammates.
After the debacle of Friday night's Game 3, the Minnesota Lynx are determined to wipe the slate clean and move forward. If they win on the Fever's home court Sunday, pivotal Game 5 would be in Minnesota.
In the bowels of the Target Center, Lynx players began arriving more than 10 hours before tipoff of Wednesday's Game 2 of the WNBA Finals. Michelle Smith has an inside look at what goes on before the game.