Posts Tagged ‘Philips Arena’

Fate And Destiny Ultimately Led Minnesota To A Title

When a team finally comes together with all the pieces interlocked to win a championship as the Minnesota Lynx did Friday night completing a 3-0 sweep in Georgia of the Atlanta Dream with a 73-67 victory at Philips Arena to claim the 2011 WNBA title, there are moments in the past to reflect upon over how things began to fall into place.

While Mel is looking backwards, the Lynx are trying to stay in the present even as others are tempted to peek ahead. Writes Tim, WNBA-champion Lynx are looking at a bright future

Looking ahead was not high on the priority list late Friday night as the Minnesota Lynx basked in their three-game sweep of the Atlanta Dream in the WNBA championship series at Philips Arena.

And really, why should it?

Celebratory cheers and toasts lasted well into the early morning Saturday in tribute to a whirlwind season of dominance that led to the ending of a 20-year championship drought by major professional sports teams in Minnesota.

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and players take a deep breath before they go over to Turkey, France, Israel, etc. to play, Jim Capie at ESPN writes about the return to Russia: Life after Shabtai won’t be the same

When Sue Bird heard a rumor that Atlanta Dream owner Kathy Betty paid to have “Sesame Street Live” move out of Philips Arena so Game 3 of the WNBA Finals could be played there, she thought, “That’s a total Shabtai move.”

Shabtai von Kalmanovich was the owner of the Moscow-area Spartak basketball team for whom Bird plays during the winter. He was gunned down last fall in what can best be described as gangland style. The Mercedes he was riding in was stopped at a Moscow intersection and was riddled with submachine guns and shotguns.

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