The 2011 WNBA Finals was the championship series of the 2011 season of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), and the conclusion of the season's playoffs. The Minnesota Lynx, champions of the Western Conference, swept the champions of the Eastern Conference, the Atlanta Dream in three games. The 2011 WNBA Finals were the first since 2005 to feature two teams that have not previously won a WNBA championship.

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  • The 2011 WNBA Finals was the championship series of the 2011 season of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), and the conclusion of the season's playoffs. The Minnesota Lynx, champions of the Western Conference, swept the champions of the Eastern Conference, the Atlanta Dream in three games. The WNBA Finals was under a 2–2–1 rotation. The Lynx held home-court advantage as they had a better regular season record (27–7) than the Dream (20–14). The 2011 Finals marked the first time the teams met in the championship round. The Lynx made their first ever appearance in the Finals while the Dream were making their second consecutive appearance, after appearing in the 2010 championship series. Prior to 2011 the Minnesota franchise had not won a playoff series. They had not qualified for the postseason since 2004. Only four players had postseason experience: Rebekkah Brunson, Alexis Hornbuckle, Taj McWilliams-Franklin and Lindsay Whalen. To advance to the Finals, the Lynx defeated Diana Taurasi and the Phoenix Mercury 2–0 in the Western Conference Finals. Atlanta won its second straight Eastern Conference championship by defeating the top-seeded Indiana Fever 2–1 in the Eastern Conference Finals. This was the first time in WNBA history that both Finals teams were coached by women. Minnesota's Cheryl Reeve had been involved with the WNBA since 2001; she won championships with the Detroit Shock in 2006 and 2008 as an assistant to Bill Laimbeer. This was the second consecutive Finals series to feature the most recent Coach of the Year; Reeve won the award in 2011 (Seattle's Brian Agler won in 2010). Atlanta's Marynell Meadors, the 2009 Coach of the Year, was one of the league's original eight head coaches, leading the Charlotte Sting to a 15–13 record in their inaugural season. The 2011 WNBA Finals were the first since 2005 to feature two teams that have not previously won a WNBA championship. The Lynx won the opening game of the series 88-74, using a 13-0 run at the start of the fourth quarter to break open a close game. They then won their second home game 101-95 behind 36 points from Seimone Augustus. Dream forward Angel McCoughtry scored 35 points in Game 1 and 38 in Game 2, matching and surpassing her finals scoring record from 2010. In Game 3, the Lynx trailed the Dream at halftime again, but shut down the Dream in the third quarter, holding them to eight points and taking a seven-point lead into the fourth quarter. The Dream closed to within one point in the fourth quarter, but never retook the lead; the Lynx won the game 73-67, clinching their first title. (en)
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  • Heather Cox , Terry Gannon ,Rebecca Lobo , Holly Rowe , Pam Ward
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  • : Keith Uzpen
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  • : Sue Panek Carol Ross
  • : Shelley Patterson Jim Petersen
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  • : Chuck Barta
  • : Kim Mosely
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  • George Washington
  • Georgia
  • Minnesota
  • Stanford
  • Tennessee
  • Duke
  • Mississippi
  • Oklahoma
  • Virginia
  • Georgetown
  • Louisville
  • LSU
  • Xavier
  • TCU
  • Kansas State
  • University of Houston
  • St. Edward's
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  • Atlanta defeated Indiana, 2–1
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  • Alexis
  • Amber
  • Angel
  • Courtney
  • Jessica
  • Lindsay
  • Maya
  • Sancho
  • Rebekkah
  • Monica
  • Taj
  • Alison
  • Candice
  • Erika
  • Lindsey
  • Coco
  • Armintie
  • Charde
  • Sandora
  • Seimone
  • Izi
  • Shalee
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  • Wright
  • Lyttle
  • Brunson
  • Hornbuckle
  • Irvin
  • Whalen
  • de Souza
  • Bales
  • Castro Marques
  • McWilliams-Franklin
  • Lehning
  • McCoughtry
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  • Seimone Augustus
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  • FG: Brunson
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  • : Fred Williams
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  • #13 Cameron Inouye
  • #18 Kurt Walker
  • #38 Lamont Simpson
  • #39 Michael Price
  • #4 Sue Blauch
  • #42 Roy Gulbeyan
  • #55 Eric Brewton
  • #8 Daryl Humphrey
  • #9 Denise Brooks
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  • Eric Brewton, Denise Brooks, and Roy Gulbeyan
  • Michael Price, Daryl Humphrey, Cameron Inouye
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  • Minnesota leads the series, 1–0
  • Minnesota leads the series, 2–0
  • Minnesota won the series, 3–0
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  • Minnesota defeated Phoenix, 2–0
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  • The 2011 WNBA Finals was the championship series of the 2011 season of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), and the conclusion of the season's playoffs. The Minnesota Lynx, champions of the Western Conference, swept the champions of the Eastern Conference, the Atlanta Dream in three games. The 2011 WNBA Finals were the first since 2005 to feature two teams that have not previously won a WNBA championship. (en)
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