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The WNBA playoffs are no joke—blink, and your team could be out. That’s how quickly the tables can turn when it’s single-elimination, win-or-go-home.

With the first two rounds now over, only four teams remain. Starting Sunday, the Minnesota Lynx will do battle with the Seattle Storm as the Connecticut Sun take on the Las Vegas Aces in their respective best-of-5 semifinals series.

But before we get into the grind of the semifinal series, it’s only right to pay homage to a chaotic and eventful week of single-elimination play.


 

IN ROUND 1, DIANA TAURASI AND SKYLAR DIGGINS-SMITH CONTINUED THEIR RUN AS THE HOTTEST BACK COURT IN THE LEAGUE
BUT IT WAS SHEA PEDDY’S BUZZER-BEATING 3 THAT ULTIMATELY SENT THE MERCURY PAST THE MYSTICS (WHO CUT PEDDY EARLIER IN THE YEAR… OUCH)
ALYSSA THOMAS WENT OFF FOR 26, 13 AND 8 AS THE SUN ELIMINATED THE CHICAGO SKY
ON THURSDAY, END OF YEAR AWARDS WERE DISHED OUT. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, YOUR 2020 MVP: A’JA WILSON
CRYSTAL DANGERFIELD BECAME THE FIRST 2ND ROUNDER TO EVER WIN ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
AND LYNX COACH CHERYL REEVE WON HER 3RD COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD
THE LYNX THEN KNOCKED THE MERCURY OUT OF THE PLAYOFFS BEHIND DANGERFIELD (17 PTS) AND DAMIRIS DANTAS (22 PTS)
AND YOUR ROOKIE OF THE YEAR WAS RIGHTFULLY STOKED.
THE SUN, MEANWHILE, STUNNED THE SPARKS WITH AN END-TO-END THUMPING OF THE NO. 3 SEED. NOT BAD FOR A TEAM THAT STARTED THE YEAR 0-5.
DIMES LIKE THIS CERTAINLY HELPED.
AND THOUGH IT CAME IN A LOSING EFFORT, THIS MOVE FROM RIQUNA WILLIAMS WAS PURE DISRESPECT IN ALL ITS BEAUTIFUL GLORY.
THE SEMIFINALS BEGIN THIS SUNDAY WITH CONNECTICUT VS LAS VEGAS AT 1PM EST ON ESPN, FOLLOWED BY SEATTLE VS MINNESOTA AT 3:OOPM EST ON ABC. TUNE IN.

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