Twitter's best reactions to the Los Angeles Sparks' victory over the Minnesota Lynx.
This weekend in sports has been an exciting one with most of the talk having to do less with actual playing.
Nonetheless, the world’s top athletes have continued to deliver impeccable performances with one of the more thrilling matchups flying under the radar. The match in question, of course, is that of the Game 1 faceoff between the Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks as the WNBA Finals got underway on Sunday.
Falling in line with the general theme of the day, the match kicked off with both the Lynx and Sparks taking a stand against President Donald trump’s remarks on NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, calling on owners to fire “the sons of bitches,” and urging fans to turn off and walk out on games where this form of protest is displayed. For the Lynx this meant linking arms during the national anthem while the Sparks made the decision to leave the arena altogether during the presentation, returning shortly after it ended.
The scene at Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. The Lynx link arms during the anthem, the Sparks stay in the locker room. pic.twitter.com/jckFULAvux— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) September 24, 2017
“We all have watched television today and our social media feeds and we know this is an interesting time in our country,” WNBA president Lisa Borders told reporters in a pregame press conference. “Let me just say our Commissioner, my colleague and my friend Adam Silver put out a statement yesterday and I want you all to know that I personally believe all of us stand in full support with Adam, our big brother – the NBA – and our entire enterprise.”
As for the match itself, it was nothing short of enthralling, as is the norm whenever these two squads face off on the hardwood. In a game that kept onlookers on the edge of their seats from start to finish, the Sparks just barely edged out a victory of 85-84 over the Lynx after point guard Chelsea Gray hit a game-winning jump shot with only two seconds left on the clock.
“Adrenaline was just running through me,” Gray said. “I’m just happy we got the win.”
Last year the Sparks took home the ultimate victory in a five-game series against the Lynx, securing their first title since 2002 and their third in franchise history with two of the games coming down to a buzzer-beating basket.
With an exciting start like this underway, the remainder of this Finals series is bound to be a good one, and we’ll have our trusty Twitter application colorfully narrating every step of the way.
Check out the app’s top reactions to Sunday’s stirring game.
I hope every game left is that good #WNBAFinals— Morgan Tuck (@M_Tuck3) September 24, 2017
Let me be the one to say it. The #WNBAFinals, if you are a fan of exciting basketball, is some of the best you'll see. Bar none.— Kazeem Famuyide (@RealLifeKaz) September 24, 2017
These WNBA players are cutthroat! Shit is exciting. Good ball is Good ball.— Noel (Pogi B) (@npagl) September 24, 2017
This WNBA finals series between the Sparks & the Lynx is shaping up to look like the Warriors vs Cavaliers in the NBA!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) September 24, 2017
Sparks-Lynx is the best rivalry in basketball— Ry (@JustRyCole) September 24, 2017
I'd watch the Sparks play the Lynx every day— K (@kevinmccauley) September 24, 2017
This Sparks-Lynx game has been wild.— John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) September 24, 2017
Officiating in the WNBA Finals! Less than efficient!!!!!!! 🤦🏽♀️ #SparksLynx— Tina Thompson (@IamTinaThompson) September 24, 2017
Chelsea gray with the Mj pull up!— Evan Turner (@thekidet) September 24, 2017