A look at the best-of-five WNBA Finals, which start Sunday:
Season Series: Lynx won 2-0 by a total of nine points.
Minnesota: The defending champions are seeking to become the leagues first back-to-back champions since the Los Angeles Sparks in 2001-02. They returned nearly their entire roster from a year ago and matched their franchise record for wins set last season. They are 19-1 at home this year, including 3-0 in the playoffs.
The Players: Seimone Augustus, 16.6 ppg, 3.6 rpg; Maya Moore, 16.4 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 3.6 apg; Rebekkah Brunson, 11.4 ppg, 8.9 rpg; Lindsay Whalen, 11.5 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 5.4 apg.
Indiana: After losing to Phoenix in five games in the 2009 finals, the Fever again will try to win the franchises first championship. Indiana matched the franchise record for victories in the regular season, set in 2009, to earn the conferences No. 2 seed.
The Players: Tamika Catchings, 17.4 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 3.1 apg; Katie Douglas, 16.5 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.2 apg; Briann January, 10.3 ppg, 3.9 apg; Erlana Larkins has averaged 10.8 points and 10.2 rebounds in the playoffs.
Prediction: Minnesota in 5.
(Best of 3)
Connecticut 2, New York 0
Indiana 2, Atlanta 1
Minnesota 2, Seattle 1
Los Angeles 2, San Antonio 0
(Best of 3)
Indiana 2, Connecticut 1
Minnesota 2, Los Angeles 0
(Best of 5)
Minnesota vs. Indiana
Sunday, Oct. 14: Indiana at Minnesota, 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
Wednesday, Oct. 17: Indiana at Minnesota, 6 p.m. (ESPN)
Friday, Oct. 19: Minnesota at Indiana, 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
x-Sunday, Oct. 21: Minnesota at Indiana, 6 p.m.
x-Wednesday, Oct. 24: Indiana at Minnesota, 6 p.m.