2013 WNBA Finals tip off between Lynx and Dream on Sunday

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Minnesota Lynx Seimone Augustus breaks up an Indiana Fever play and causes a turnover.

We captured the atmosphere in Target Center during the first half in our interactive crowd photos.  This picture is interactive and will allow you to tag yourself on Facebook.

The Minnesota Lynx will kick off the 2013 WNBA Finals series against the Atlanta Dream on Sunday October 6, 2013, the Lynx’s third straight trip to the finals.  The Lynx are on a three year stint of WNBA domination that has resulted in the team having four of their five starters named to the 2013 WNBA All Star team.

Three of the top 11 point scorers in the WNBA are Lynx players with Maya Moore leading the way ranked third (628 points), Lindsay Whalen ranked 10th with 505 points and Seimone Augustus ranked 11th with 504 points on the regular season.

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The Lynx led the WNBA this year in points per game (82.88) and outscored their opponents by a WNBA leading average of 9.35 points per game.  The team allowed the third fewest points per game by opponents at 73.53 and led the WNBA with a 26-8 regular season record.

In the 2013 WNBA post season the team is a perfect 4-0, sweeping the best of three conference semifinals and finals on the road to the WNBA Finals which start on Sunday October 6, 2013.  In the four win run the Lynx have outscored their opponents by 49 points or 12.25 points per game.

The best of five WNBA finals start on Sunday in Minneapolis as the Lynx host the Atlanta Dream.  The two teams split their two regular season meetings with the home teams winning both times.

The Lynx will have home court advantage with the first two games of the 2013 WNBA finals in Minneapolis, games three and four (if necessary) in Atlanta and, if needed, game five in Minneapolis.

In the last three years the Lynx have a record of 80-22 and, on Sunday, will play in their third consecutive WNBA Finals series.

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