Minnesota Lynx or Indiana Fever will win the 2015 WNBA Championship. Predicted that Fever would not make it out of the first round of the playoffs, let alone beat the New York Liberty – the overall number one seed – in the Eastern Conference Finals.
The Minnesota Lynx will seek their third WNBA title in five seasons on Wednesday night against the Indiana Fever in Minneapolis. Wednesday’s decisive Game 5 will mark the first time since 2009 that the championship series has gone the five-game distance. The league expanded its Finals format from a best-of-three to a best-of-five series in 2005.
Indiana took Games 1 and 4, while Minnesota won Games 2 and 3, with the latter thanks to a buzzer-beater by Maya Moore, who is averaging 22.5 points and 8.8 rebounds through four Finals games against the Fever. Indiana is 5–0 in elimination games in this year’s playoffs, and 9–2 since it captured its lone WNBA title in 2012 against Minnesota.