Thanks to the Minnesota Lynx’ win last night over the Indiana Fever -and Maya Moore’s career-high 29 points – the Connecticut Sun have clinched the WNBA’s Eastern Conference championship and first seed in the upcoming conference playoffs.
The Sun clinch by virtue of the fourth tiebreaker, record against teams in the league with more than a .500 record. At this moment, there are five teams in that category – Los Angeles, Minnesota, San Antonio, Indiana and Connecticut.
Connecticut’s record against LA, Minny and San Antonio is 3-3. The Fever is 1-5.
The Sun have two games remaining in the regular season, beginning with Wednesday’s game against the Fever at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The game will be televised on CPTV Sports at 7.
They end the season Sunday against Atlanta at 5.
The Fever have three games remaining.
If Connecticut were to lose its last two, and Indiana win its last three, the teams would be tied in overall record (23-11), season series (2-2) and conference record (16-6), necessitating the need for the fourth tiebreaker.
The Sun will open the playoffs next weekend at the casino against New York or Chicago in a best-of-three. The WNBA will announce on Sunday or Monday if Game 1 will be played next Thursday or Friday.
Playoff tickets go on sale Wednesday at 10 at the Mohegan Sun box office and on-line at www.connecticutsun.com.
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