NEW YORK (AP) - Minnesota secured the top seed in the WNBA playoffs, while Los Angeles will be the two seed.
Those two teams, who met in the WNBA Finals last season, have byes again until the semifinals. The Lynx had to beat Washington on the final day of the regular season to secure the top spot as the Sparks were a game behind them and held the tiebreaker. Minnesota finished with the league's best record for the fifth time in seven years.
The Liberty earned the three seed by beating Dallas on Sunday and matched a franchise record with a 10th straight win. Both New York and Connecticut will host the winners of Wednesday's first-round games on Sunday, Sept. 10.
Seattle clinched a postseason berth Friday, finalizing the eight teams in the playoffs. The Storm and seventh-seed Dallas were the only teams who knew their playoff position going into Sunday. Neither knew who it would face until the late afternoon.
The Storm will visit the Mercury in the first round Wednesday, while the Wings play at Washington in the other playoff game that night.
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