Shootaround Access | Game 5 – Lynx vs. Sparks

Mitchell Hansen
Web Editorial Associate

The Minnesota Lynx finished up one final shootaround on Wednesday morning in preparation of Game 5 on Wednesday night at Williams Arena in Minneapolis.

“We had a good shootaround, all of our coaches got us prepared,” Lindsay Whalen said following shootaround. “Now we get to come back here tonight.”

All of the work since training camp began in April – all of the practices, shootarounds and games – that all comes down to one final winner-take-all game on Wednesday.

“It’s so special to be able to have homecourt advantage and to have a shot at achieving our goal in front of our fans. That’s what we’re fighting for and that’s what we’re working for,” Maya Moore said. “We’re trying to create some really special memories for 40 minutes. Both teams have 40 minutes left and by the end of it, we want to feel really proud of what we put out there.”

The Finals series has been a very even series so far, with both Minnesota and Los Angeles trading every other game up to this point. And at this point in the series, with both teams so familiar with each other, all the Lynx and Sparks can really do is just go out there and play.

“It’s really just time to go out on the court and show it,” Moore said. “This is the opportunity we’ve been working for all year and we’re going to take advantage of it.”

The Lynx and Sparks will face off at 7 p.m. Wednesday night at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. The game will be aired on ESPN, 106.1 BOB FM, TuneIn Radio and the Lynx App.

“I’m just excited,” Seimone Augustus said. “I was excited when I got up this morning, just like a kid at Christmas time. It’s a great feeling though, the excitement of everything that’s going to happen today.

“We’re just ready to tip it up. Game 5, this is what we’ve been waiting for.”