Going to a basketball game lets fans feel the excitement and hear the pleas for quiet from the family living underneath the bleachers. Root for the home team with this GrouponLive deal: for $20, you get one ticket for upper-level seating to see the Minnesota Lynx play in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals at the Target Center on Sunday, October 14, at 7 p.m., plus a Lynx playoff rally towel (a $35 value). Doors open one hour before tip-off.
After winning their first WNBA title in 2011, the Minnesota Lynx return to the finals on Sunday poised to become the league's first back-to-back champions since the LA Sparks in 2001-02. Now in her third year at the helm, head coach Cheryl Reeve leads a star-studded Lynx roster, including former first-round pick Seimone Augustus, whose explosive style of play puts to shame imitators who hide firecrackers in referees' shoes.
Meanwhile, 2011 Rookie of the Year Maya Moore continues to anchor a sturdy frontcourt alongside consistent double-double machine Rebekkah Brunson. Veteran guard Lindsay Whalen energizes the offense, dishing out assists as she speeds through the zone. This past summer, Moore, Whalen, and Augustus all represented the nation at the Olympics, helping the U.S. women's team secure their fifth-straight gold medal.