WNBA Finals — Minnesota Lynx vs. Indiana Fever — Tied 1-1, Game 3 Friday


WNBA Finals — Minnesota Lynx vs. Indiana Fever — Tied 1-1, Game 3 Friday

ESPN networks exclusive coverage of the 2015 WNBA Finals presented by Boost Mobile featuring the Western Conference champion Minnesota Lynx and the Eastern Conference champion Indiana Fever will tip off Sunday, Oct. 4, at 3 p.m. ET on ABC.  Game 1of the best-of-five series will air on ABC and can also be seen on the ABC SuperSign in Times Square in New York City. All other games will be played on ESPN2, except for the if-necessary Game 4, which will be televised on ESPN.  Commentator Ryan Ruocco and analyst Rebecca Lobo, with reporter Holly Rowe will call the Finals.  Also, Carolyn Peck will provide studio analysis from ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., studio.

The head coaches of both teams – Minnesota’s Cheryl Reeve and Indiana’s Stephanie White — and select players will wear microphones during the games.

The series will be a rematch of the 2012 WNBA Finals, in which the Fever defeated the Lynx three games to one. Minnesota, led by 2014 WNBA MVP and 2013 Finals MVP Maya Moore, have reached the WNBA Finals in four of the past five seasons and last won the Championship in 2013.  The Fever, anchored by 2011 MVP and 2012 Finals MVP Tamika Catchings, will look for their second WNBA Championship after winning it in 2012.  Catchings is currently second on the WNBA’s all-time scoring list, behind the retired Tina Thompson.

Additional Coverage

espnW.com will supplement ESPN’s schedule with comprehensive live coverage and analysis throughout the WNBA postseason:

  • A breakdown of the Finals including predictions, plus postgame analysis.
  • Mechelle Voepel, Michelle Smith and Melissa Isaacson on site with videos, reports and commentary.
  • espnW’s Best Women’s Basketball Player Ever bracket will continue to unfold, with the final matchup announced during Game 2 of the WNBA Finals. The winner will be unveiled during Game 3. To access the bracket, com/bestballer

All ESPN and ESPN2 telecasts will also be available through WatchESPN, accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 or Xbox One to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

Date Time (ET) Matchup Network
Sun, Oct 4 3 p.m. WNBA Finals Game 1: Indiana Fever at Minnesota Lynx
Ryan Ruocco, Rebecca Lobo, Holly Rowe
Tue, Oct 6 8 p.m. WNBA Finals Game 2: Indiana Fever at Minnesota Lynx
Ruocco, Lobo, Rowe
Fri, Oct 9 8 p.m. WBNA Finals Game 3: Minnesota Lynx at Indiana Fever
Ruocco, Lobo, Rowe
Sun, Oct 11 8:30 p.m. WNBA Finals Game 4**: Minnesota Lynx at Indiana Fever
Ruocco, Lobo, Rowe
Wed, Oct 14 8 p.m. WNBA Finals Game 5**: Indiana Fever at Minnesota Lynx
Ruocco, Lobo, Rowe

** If necessary

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Tara Chozet

I handle PR for ESPN Radio, espnW, technology, remote operations and soccer. I received my undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and my Master’s degree from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.
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