WNBA Finals 2015 Presented By Boost Mobile Primer

The WNBA Finals 2015 presented by Boost Mobile are underway. For the second time in four seasons, it’s the Indiana Fever vs. the Minnesota Lynx for the WNBA Championship.

Here is what you need to know about this series:


Game 1: IND 75, MIN 69 | Game Recap

Game 2: MIN 77, IND 71 | Game Recap

Game 3: MIN 80, IND 77 | Game Recap

Game 4: IND 75, MIN 69 | Game Recap

Game 5: MIN 69, IND 52 | Game Recap

Series Format

The WNBA Finals follow a best-of-five format. The team with the better regular-season record hosts Games 1, 2 and 5, while the lower-seeded team hosts Games 3 and 4.

Projected Starters

Indiana Fever
G Briann January
G Shenise Johnson
F Marissa Coleman
F Tamika Catchings
C Erlana Larkins

Minnesota Lynx
G Lindsay Whalen
G Seimone Augustus
F Maya Moore
F Rebekkah Brunson
C Sylvia Fowles

Head to Head

Regular Season
The Lynx lead the all-time series, 18-12, including 2-0 in 2015:
June 6 — Lynx 78, Fever 69
Sept. 4 — Lynx 81, Fever 65

WNBA Finals Rematch
These teams previously met in the 2012 WNBA Finals, which the Fever won in four games.
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Finals History

Indiana Fever
This is Indiana’s third WNBA Finals appearance:

Minnesota Lynx
This is Minnesota’s fourth WNBA Finals appearance:

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Notable Stats

Indiana Fever
77.7 points per game (T-3rd)
75.8 points allowed per game (6th)
102.4 Offensive Rating (3rd)
99.9 Defensive Rating (5th)
75.3 possessions per 40 minutes (3rd)
36% three-point shooting (1st)
21.4 free throw attempts per game (2nd)

Minnesota Lynx
75.5 points per game (5th)
71.7 points allowed per game (3rd)
101.3 Offensive Rating (3rd)
96.3 Defensive Rating (2nd)
74.2 possessions per 40 minutes (8th)
18.2 assists per game (2nd)
13.2 turnovers per game (6th)

How They Got Here

Indiana Fever
No. 3 seed in Eastern Conference
Defeated Chicago Sky, 2-1
Defeated New York Liberty, 2-1
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Minnesota Lynx
No. 1 seed in Western Conference
Defeated Los Angeles Sparks, 2-1
Defeated Phoenix Mercury, 2-0
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