Published January 13, 2015
The Minnesota Lynx looked every bit the favorite to win the WNBA title in their commanding victory over the Atlanta Dream in the opener.
They have home-court advantage in the championship round for a third straight year. This is a proud, confident and determined bunch pursuing their second title in that span. They used balance, depth and strength at both ends of the floor to overwhelm the Dream 84-59 in Game 1 on Sunday night. That was the second-largest margin in WNBA Finals history.
This doesn't mean this best-of-five series is sewn up, though. The Lynx are expecting a different opponent in Game 2 on Tuesday night. The Dream, too, defiantly vowed they'd bounce back from their poor shooting performance.