Minnesota Lynx Schedule
The Minnesota Lynx joined the WNBA just before the start of the 1999 WNBA season and have
rapidly become one of the elite teams in the league. The startling success of the Lynx have made them one of the most popular
teams in the league and basketball fans in Minnesota have responded, making Target Center one of the loudest and most energetic
arenas in the entire WNBA. The Minnesota Lynx are the current defending WNBA champions and have won the title in two of the
past three seasons. This year the Lynx will be looking to build upon that success and become the latest WNBA team to win back
to back championships. Be sure to get in on all of the WNBA excitement this season with tickets for the Minnesota Lynx from
The Minnesota Lynx will begin the defense of their 2013 WNBA Championship at Target Center on Sunday, May 18th
when the Connecticut Sun come to town. The home opener after winning a championship is always a big game, as players and fans
get to see the championship banner hung from the rafters and the home team fans get to show their gratitude to the team who
through all of their hard work brought the city home a championship. All of the best teams will come to the Target Center
in the 2014 season gunning for the defending champions including the New York Liberty, the San Antonio Silver Stars, the Phoenix
Mercury, the Indiana Fever, the Washington Mystics, the Seattle Storm, the Los Angeles Sparks, the Tulsa Shock, the Atlanta
Dream, and the Chicago Sky. Be sure to get in on all of the WNBA excitement this season with tickets for the Minnesota Lynx
About the Team
The Minnesota Lynx have emerged as one of the true powerhouse franchises
in the WNBA and have won two of the last three WNBA Championships, including the 2013 title. The Minnesota Lynx will not be
resting on their laurels in the 2014 season and will be looking to win back to back titles, proving to the rest of the league
that they are one of the best teams in the history of the WNBA. Maya Moore and Lindsay Whalen, along with the rest of the
Lynx roster, will be leaving it all on the floor once again this season and nothing short of another championship will be
satisfying to this squad. The Lynx struggled a bit early in their franchise's history but have made the playoffs five times
in their 15 year history. The Lynx have turned things around considerably in the last few years and have made the Finals three
years in a row, winning the championship twice.
In the past several years women's professional
basketball has been growing exponentially in popularity and this is evident by the crowds that fill the arenas for each game.
Target Center is one of the most exciting arenas in all of WNBA basketball and on game day the electricity in the air is enough
to get even the most casual basketball fan bouncing off the walls. As the teams take the court for the opening tip off fans
stand up and refuse to sit down until the home team scores. The game continues, full of back and forth action, big time shots,
and clutch defensive stops. Before you know it the clock is winding down in the second half and the Lynx are wrapped up in
yet another tight contest. Your palms get sweaty with each trip down the floor and each time a Lynx player lets loose a shot
you hold your breath until the ball tickles the twine. This continues until the final buzzer when the crowd erupts after another
important Minnesota Lynx win and the crowd flows out of the arena in jubilation.
The WNBA was
founded in 1996 and has been growing in popularity every year. Many of the teams in the WNBA have NBA counterparts, although
the Connecticut Sun and the Seattle Storm play in cities which do not currently have NBA teams. When the league first started
all of the teams were owned by the NBA but as a sign of the growth of the league now both the Atlanta Dream and the Los Angeles
Sparks are independently owned. The Houston Comets currently lead the way in terms of titles with four, although the Minnesota
Lynx have won two, including two of the last three championships and could soon be giving the Comets a run for their money.
Aside from the all-star players on the current Lynx roster, the franchise has also had the honor of having
several notable players wear its uniform including Seimone Augustus and Katie Smith. The Lynx host an annual breast cancer
fundraiser at the Mall of America known as Catwalk for the Cure.