Lynx Playoff Scenarios Heading Into Last Game Of Season

As we enter the last game of the 2019 WNBA season, you couldn’t really ask for much more excitment.

There aren’t any playoff spots up for grabs, but there are plenty of things we need to figure out as far as seeding is concerned.

Since this is the Lynx website, let’s focus on the Lynx. They go into Sunday with an 18-15 record, good for sixth in the league.

It’s pretty simple for the Lynx and no matter what, they’ll play the Seattle Storm in the first round of the WNBA Playoffs, it’s just a matter of where the two teams will play.

WIN

If the Lynx beat the Sparks in Los Angeles on Sunday at Staples Center (3 p.m. CT tipoff on ESPN2), the Lynx will be the No. 6 seed in the WNBA and will host the Storm in the first-round of the WNBA Playoffs in a one-game series.

Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.

LOSE

If the Lynx fall to the Sparks and the Storm fall to the Wings in Dallas (3 p.m. CT tipoff on ESPN3), the standings will remain the same.

However, if the Lynx lose and the Storm win, both teams will be tied at 18-16 and since the Storm have the 3-1 series edge over the Lynx this season, they have the tiebreaker. That would mean the Storm would leap to the sixth seed, the Lynx would fall to the seventh and the two teams would play in Seattle.

We’ll know how everything will shake up on Sunday evening, and we’ll update you accordingly.

Here’s to hoping the Lynx can take care of business, and guarantee themselves at least one more home game in 2019.