WNBA Finals 2013 on ESPN and ESPN2: The Minnesota Lynx take on the Atlanta Dream in the best-of-five-game WNBA Finals 2013 beginning Sunday, Oct. 6, on ESPN.
WNBA Finals Begin Sunday, Oct. 6; Return of Ref Cam
The Minnesota Lynx will take on the Atlanta Dream in the WNBA Finals 2013 Presented by Boost Mobile beginning Sunday, Oct. 6. The best-of-five series is a rematch of the 2011 championship in which the Lynx swept Atlanta in three games. It is the third straight season that Minnesota has advanced to the championship round, having won the title in 2012. Atlanta returns to the Finals for the third time in four years and is in search of its first franchise title.
All games will be accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and on Apple TV to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.
Many of the league’s best players will be on display during the Finals, including All-WNBA First Team selections Maya Moore and Lindsey Whalen (both Minnesota Lynx) as well as All-WNBA Second Team picks Seimone Augustus (Minnesota Lynx) and Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta Dream).
The trio of Ryan Ruocco, Rebecca Lobo and Holly Rowe will have the call while Carolyn Peck will offer analysis from ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., studio.
- The return of the Ref Cam – a mini-camera providing a unique angle from the ref’s point-of-view.
- ESPN will continue to use special video shot by Selena Gomez performing her song “Like a Champion” on every telecast.
- Select players and the head coaches will wear live microphones during the games.
- Look-ins and mic’d players for an inside access to shootarounds.
- The Roving Floor (RF) camera will provide a unique on-court view, mainly during free-throw attempts.
espnW.com reporters Mechelle Voepel and Michelle Smith will be on site throughout the WNBA Finals 2013. The online site will also provide analysis and video highlights after each game and throughout the series.
Date Time (ET) Game Network
Sun, Oct 6 8:30 p.m. WNBA Finals 2013 – Game 1: Atlanta at Minnesota ESPN
Tue, Oct 8 8 p.m. WNBA Finals 2013 – Game 2: Atlanta at Minnesota ESPN2
Thu, Oct 10 8:30 p.m. WNBA Finals 2013 – Game 3: Minnesota at Atlanta ESPN2
Sun, Oct 13 8 p.m. WNBA Finals 2013 – Game 4: Minnesota at Atlanta* ESPN2
Wed, Oct 16 8 p.m. WNBA Finals 2013 – Game 5: Atlanta at Minnesota* ESPN
* – If necessary