Lynx vs. Mercury: 2020 WNBA 2nd Round Preview

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Who Will Win the 2020 WNBA 2nd Round: Minnesota or Phoenix? When Does the MIN vs. PHO Start? Lynx vs. Mercury: 2020 2nd Round Preview!

Hello everyone! Welcome to Sports Teller! Today, we will be showcasing the Lynx vs. Mercury: 2020 WNBA 2nd Round Preview. In fact, we will be showcasing the overall series prediction as well as the 2020 postseason results from each team. In addition, we will be going over each team’s playoff history as well as the key players to watch.

Please feel free to check out our previews for the 2020 WNBA 2nd Round: Los Angeles Sparks vs. Connecticut Sun! Without further adieu, let’s begin!

Lynx vs. Mercury: 2020 WNBA 2nd Round Preview

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2020 WNBA Playoff 2nd Round Single Elimination Game: Minnesota Lynx vs. Phoenix Mercury

Winner Will Play Either Las Vegas Aces or Seattle Storm in the Semifinals

Game Start Time: Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. EDT/4:00 P.M. PDT on ESPN2

Game Location: IMG Academy: Bradenton, Florida

2019-2020 Regular Season Series: Both Teams Split the Season Series at 1-1

Most Recent Playoff Meeting: 2016 WNBA Semifinals (Minnesota Won 3-0)

Minnesota Lynx (14-8)-#4 Seed in the WNBA

  • Earned a 1st Round Bye in This Year’s Postseason
  • 10th Straight Playoff Appearance Dating Back to 2011
  • 6th Postseason Meeting vs. Phoenix (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Lynx are 10-2 vs. Mercury All-Time in the Playoffs
  • Has Not Won a Postseason Game Since 2017 WNBA Finals
  • Looking for 1st WNBA Finals Appearance Since 2017
  • Has Not Won a WNBA Championship Since 2017
  • Lynx have won Four WNBA Titles (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  • Minnesota has been playing in the WNBA Since 1999

Phoenix Mercury (13-9)-#5 Seed in the WNBA

  • Defeated (8) Washington Mystics in the 1st Round
  • 1st Playoff Game Victory Since 2018
  • 7th Straight Playoff Appearance Dating Back to 2013
  • 6th Postseason Meeting vs. Minnesota (1st Since 2016)
  • Mercury are 2-10 vs. Lynx All-Time in the Playoffs
  • Looking for 1st WNBA Finals Appearance Since 2014
  • Has Not Won a WNBA Title Since 2014
  • Mercury has won Three WNBA Championships (2007, 2009, 2014)
  • Phoenix has been Playing in the WNBA Since 1997

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Top Players to Watch in Lynx vs. Mercury Series (2020 WNBA Statistics)

Minnesota Lynx

  • G Crystal Dangerfield: 16.2 PPG, 2.0 RPG, 3.6 APG
  • F Napheesa Collier: 16.1 PPG, 9.0 RPG, 3.3 APG
  • F Damiris Dantas: 12.9 PPG, 6.1 RPG, 2.6 APG
  • C Sylvia Fowles: 14.6 PPG, 9.7 RPG, 0.9 APG
  • G Odyssey Sims: 9.4 PPG, 2.0 RPG, 3.5 APG

Phoenix Mercury

  • G Diana Taurasi: 18.7 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 4.5 APG
  • C Brittany Griner: 17.7 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 3.0 APG
  • G Skylar Diggins-Smith: 17.7 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 4.2 APG
  • G Bria Hartley: 14.6 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 4.5 APG
  • F Brianna Turner: 7.2 PPG, 9.0 RPG, 1.8 APG

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Official Lynx vs. Mercury: 2020 WNBA Playoffs 2nd Round Prediction

Minnesota Lynx 93, Phoenix Mercury 91

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