Tonight, the Lynx are on the road to wrap up the 2015 regular season. Minnesota will face Seattle after squeaking out a win over the Storm Tuesday evening. That win clinched the Western Conference title for the Lynx, who also previously locked down a spot in the 2015 WNBA Playoffs.
After hanging on through roster changes and a handful of rough losses, the Lynx ship seems to have righted itself. Even with the absence of Seimone Augustus and Lindsay Whalen, the squad has been shooting well and carries the momentum heading into tonight's game. If Minnesota grabs the victory, it will sweep the season series with the Storm.
The WNBA Conference Semifinals will take place Sept. 17-22, and the Lynx will be facing Los Angeles. The team posted the following press release via Twitter yesterday afternoon:
For full information on the Western Conference Semifinals, check out the release below: pic.twitter.com/J6L9wP8Tin— Lynx PR (@Lynx_PR) September 10, 2015
If you missed it, our own AverageJer posted a season preview for the Wolves Wednesday. Check it out to see some of his thoughts surrounding Ricky Rubio, Shabazz Muhammad, a veteran lineup and everything else!
Also on Wednesday, Fox Sports North released the 2015-2016 telecast schedule. The schedule includes 75 regular-season games and two preseason games. All game broadcasts will have a returning lineup: play-by-play announcer Dave Benz, color analyst Jim Peterson and sideline reporter Marney Gellner. Veteran Tom Hanneman will continue to host Wolves Live, featuring Kevin Lynch and Quincy Lewis, before and after games.
Last on the list of Wolves news, Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday that assistant coach Sam Mitchell is expected to soon be named interim head coach while Flip Saunders undergoes cancer treatments.
Lindsey's Friday Flick Recommendation
I haven't had time to watch many movies lately, so nothing came to mind quickly for a recommendation. With that being said, I have to go with an oldie but a goodie:
A League of Their Own
Although I can't call myself a Rosie O'Donnell fan, this is a classic sports film that's worth watching for anybody! The story follows two sisters who join a professional all-female baseball team during WWII. The movie is made even better with Tom Hanks as part of the cast.
Check out the trailer below, and happy weekending!