INDIANAPOLIS – The outcome was not what Minnesota head coach Cheryl Reeve desired in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals 2015 presented by Boost Mobile, but the significance of what lies ahead is not lost on her.
Even with Sunday’s loss, she still has her team on the brink of a WNBA championship. But so does Indiana Fever head coach Stephanie White. Both coaches have brilliantly guided their teams throughout this postseason, and now it’s set to culminate in a winner-take-all Game 5 in the Target Center Wednesday night (8PM ET, ESPN).
For each franchise, the moment is huge. But for the league as a whole, it’s perhaps even larger. With eyes glued to the television all over the globe, a fifth and final game is a recipe for a special end to a wonderful season.
“Yeah, it’s been a great series,” Reeve said. “It’s absolutely been a great series. Four really, really hard fought games. Why not go to Game 5? It’s been that good of a series. It’s one of those things that people like to see. I think it’s good for the game. Good to have eyes on our product right now because there’s a lot of great things to watch and a lot of great people out there, putting it all out there. Compete for a championship. This is the epitome of it. You’re seeing passion on display. You’re seeing great athleticism and teamwork and all that good stuff.
It’s only fitting that we go to five games.”
Maya Moore has been turning heads for her performances on the hardwood for years, but her game-winning bucket to take Game 3 was the talk of social media, local television sports segments and even SportsCenter. In fact, it was the top play.
But even with the disappointing loss in Game 4, Moore understands just how great the entire series has been for fans across the world.
“It’s great for everyone to watch,” Lynx forward Maya Moore said. “The series has been a fun one to watch, I think, especially the last few games have been very fun, I think, just from a fan standpoint. So a lot of great things happening. Players making plays. Sometimes you can have all the schemes and sets in the world, but it comes down to players making plays. You’ve seen a lot of that in this series. One more game to see which players do that more.”