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Mystics at Lynx: Game One

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The Lynx post-season gets underway

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Washington Mystics at Minnesota Lynx
7:00 pm CDT
ESPN2

This is the second year of the new WNBA playoff format, in which the best teams get byes and the first two rounds are single elimination. The Washington Mystics, after an inconsistent season, were forced to play both rounds, but came through with a home win over the Dallas WIngs, and a surprise road win over the New York Liberty.

Now they are the Lynx’ opponents in the semifinals, which is a best-of-five series. Neil gave you what you need to know in his preview, and now it’s game time. Can Sylvia Fowles follow up her dominant regular season with a great post-season? Will Lindsay Whalen pick up where she left off before her injury? Will the lay-off since the Lynx last played prove problematic? We find out tonight.

Expected Starting Lineups

Mystics

Tierra Ruffin-Pratt
Kristi Toliver
Elena Delle Donne
Emma Meesseman
Krystal Thomas

Lynx

Lindsay Whalen
Seimone Augustus
Maya Moore
Rebekkah Brunson
Sylvia Fowles

Our blogging buddies tonight are over at Bullets Forever. Follow them at @BulletsForever. Be excellent.

Enjoy the game. Chat here. Go Lynx.