Two motivated clubs meet for title
WNBA Finals open Sunday in Minnesota (ESPN and WatchESPN, 8:30 p.m. ET)
Sorry, Minnesota Lynx, you still don't get to be the underdog. It's your third consecutive year in the WNBA Finals, and you're the favorite again. You wore that mantle well in 2011, but the championship slipped away from you last year.
Yes, Indiana did a lot to make it slip away. It was finally Tamika Catchings' year to win the title in 2012, but it left the Lynx with the feeling that they had not defended well enough nor fought hard enough to repeat as champions.
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