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Dream, Lynx on verge of first title

Originally Published: October 2, 2011
By Mechelle Voepel | ESPN.com

The Atlanta Dream already have beaten the odds as a pro sports franchise in terms of expansion-team success coming quickly. But can they reverse the overwhelming trend in the WNBA of the team with home-court advantage in the Finals winning the title?

The first league crown in 1997 was decided by a single-game championship as Houston won at home. The next seven titles were won in best-of-three series. The subsequent six have been best-of-five, which is the format in which ...

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