A Look Ahead | Lynx Finish Regular Season At Home

Mitchell Hansen
Web Editorial Associate

It’s crazy to think, but the last week of the 2017 regular season is here.

The Lynx are coming off of a 2-1 performance in three games last week and have three games remaining before the WNBA Playoffs begin.

Minnesota will wrap up a three-game road trip on Wednesday in Indiana before returning home for two games to wrap up the regular season.

Here’s a look ahead of the upcoming week for the Lynx:

Wednesday, Aug. 30

Minnesota Lynx at Indiana Fever
6 p.m., Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Season Series: Tied 1-1

The first game of the week for the Lynx will come against the Fever on Wednesday night.

The game will be the third game in Minnesota’s current three-game road trip and will be the final regular season road game of the season.

Minnesota and Indiana have split the season series this season, each winning at home in the first two games. The Lynx fell to the Fever on Aug. 6 in Indiana, before bouncing back with a win on Aug. 18 in St. Paul.

Two opposing players to keep an eye on in the game are Candice Dupree and Erica Wheeler.

Dupree is averaging a team-best 14.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 0.9 steals per game this season. Wheeler is averaging 11.5 points, 3.9 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game in 2017.

The game, which is a scheduled 6 p.m. start, will be live streamed on Twitter and aired on 106.1 BOB FM and TuneIn Radio.

Friday, Sept. 1

Minnesota Lynx vs. Chicago Sky
7 p.m., Xcel Energy Center
Season Series: Tied 1-1

Minnesota returns home on Friday to begin a two-game homestand to conclude the regular season.

The game will decide who wins the season series between the Lynx and Sky this season.

Minnesota won in the season-opener on May 14 in St. Paul, while Chicago bounced back to even the series at 1-1 with a win on July 8 in Chicago.

Two opposing players to watch for in the game are Allie Quigley and Stefanie Dolson.

Quigley leads the Sky with 16.3 points, 3.6 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game this season. Dolson is averaging 14.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.4 blocks per game.

The game, which will start at 7 p.m., will be aired on Fox Sports North Plus, 106.1 BOB FM and TuneIn Radio.

To purchase tickets to the game, visit lynxbasketball.com/tickets.

Sunday, Sept. 3

Minnesota Lynx vs. Washington Mystics 
3 p.m., Xcel Energy Center
Season Series: Minnesota leads 2-0 

Minnesota will wrap up the 2017 regular season at home against the Washington Mystics on Sunday in St. Paul.

The game will be the final game at Xcel Energy Center this season, with the Lynx moving to Williams Arena at the University of Minnesota for postseason play.

Minnesota looks to complete the 3-0 season series sweep of the Mystics, which would make it five teams the Lynx have swept this season. The San Antonio Stars, Atlanta Dream, Dallas Wings and Phoenix Mercury are the other four teams Minnesota has swept in 2017.

Two opposing players to look out for in the game are 2015 MVP Elena Delle Donne and forward Emma Meesseman.

Delle Donne is averaging 19.1 points (ranks 5th in WNBA), 6.5 rebounds (14th in WNBA), 1.7 assists, 1.5 blocks (9th in WNBA) and one steal per game in 22 games this season.

Meesseman is averaging 14.3 points, six rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.6 blocks (6th in WNBA) and 1.1 steals in 20 games this year.

The game, which is a 3 p.m. tip off, will be aired on Fox Sports North Plus, 106.1 BOB FM and TuneIn Radio.

To purchase tickets to the game, visit lynxbasketball.com/tickets.