Lynx clinch playoff spot

Published 7:55 am Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Minnesota Lynx have already clinched a playoff berth and there’s still a third of the season left to play.

The Lynx (19-2) tied the franchise record for fewest games needed to secure a postseason spot when they beat Seattle on Sunday. Minnesota, which remained atop The Associated Press WNBA power poll Tuesday, matched the mark set in 2012 when the team also needed 21 games.

The Lynx will most likely secure a top two seed for the second consecutive season soon as well, giving them a bye till the semifinals of the playoffs.

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It was announced this week that the team will play its playoff games at the University of Minnesota because of potential conflicts with the Minnesota Wild and other building events at the Xcel Energy Center. Minnesota moved out of its normal home, the Target Center, this year because of renovations.

“We’d like to thank the city of St. Paul, Mayor Coleman and the fine folks associated with the Xcel Energy Center for being tremendous hosts during our 2017 regular season,” Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said in a statement.