December 13, 2021 

Takeaways from the Minnesota Lynx 2022 Schedule

Who the Lynx will play in their "series play" games, when's their toughest stretch of games and an unusual set of back-to-back games

Although the Minnesota Lynx will be without Forward Napheesa Collier for at least part of the season – Collier announced she is expecting her first child with fiancé Alex Bazzell, due in May – there’s plenty to be excited about this coming season.

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For one, the Lynx will play a record-high 36-game season.

“The 36-game schedule will provide fans greater opportunities to see the best players in the world compete at the highest level and year two of the Commissioner’s Cup brings added incentive to the first half of the season for players and teams while offering fans conference rivalry competition through which to support their favorite teams,” said WNBA Commissioner, Cathy Englebert via press release.

Let’s take a look at the Lynx’s schedule.

The Lynx will play twice during opening weekend. First, they’ll kick off the 26th WNBA season with an away game against the Seattle Storm on Friday, May 6 at 9:00 pm CST, opening night.

The team’s home opener takes place the following Sunday, May 8, at 6:00 pm CST against the Washington Mystics.

The Lynx also have a three-game road trip in mid-May, all three of which are Commissioner Cup games. They take on the Los Angeles Sparks, Las Vegas Aces and the Dallas Wings from May 17- May 21.

Notably this season, the Lynx have three sets of “series play” games throughout the season, starting with an away series against the New York Liberty on June 5 and 7. These series play games were instituted as a way to help reduce the travel wear-and-tear and were a fan favorite after the league introduced during the 2021 season. Minnesota’s remaining two series playsets will take place on their home court against the Aces July 1 – 3 and the Sun July 22 – 24.

The Lynx also play the Phoenix Mercury in back-to-back games in late June, but strangely these games are split – one away, one home. 

Minnesota has a rough stretch of games starting June 14 up until the All-Star break, going up against the Seattle Storm, three games against the Aces, two games against defending 2021 WNBA Champions the Chicago Sky, a game against the young and scrappy Dallas Wings and the back-to-back Phoenix games. Six of these nine games will be played at home.

The Lynx also have back-to-back games on July 14 and July 15 against the Wings and Fever respectively. Not only is it unusual that the Lynx will play these games back-to-back, but they’ll also travel in between – they take on Dallas at home and then head to Indianapolis.

Here’s the full schedule below:

May 6 at Seattle Storm*

May 8 vs. Washington Mystics

May 10 at Indiana Fever

May 14 vs. Chicago Sky

May 17 at Los Angeles Sparks*

May 19 at Las Vegas Aces*

May 21 at Dallas Wings*

May 24 vs. New York Liberty

May 29 vs. Los Angeles Sparks*

June 1 at Atlanta Dream

June 5 at New York Liberty

June 7 at New York Liberty

June 10 vs. Washington Mystics

June 12 vs. Indiana Fever

June 14 vs. Seattle Storm*

June 19 at Las Vegas Aces

June 21 at Phoenix Mercury*

June 23 vs. Phoenix Mercury*

June 26 at Chicago Sky

June 28 vs. Dallas Wings*

July 1 vs. Las Vegas Aces*

July 3 vs. Las Vegas Aces

July 6 vs. Chicago Sky

— All-Star Game July 10 —

July 12 vs. Phoenix Mercury

July 14 vs. Dallas Wings

July 15 at Indiana Fever

July 17 at Washington Mystics

July 22 vs. Connecticut Sun

July 24 vs. Connecticut Sun

— Commissioner’s Cup July 26 —

July 28 at Atlanta Dream

July 31 at Los Angeles Sparks

August 3 at Seattle Storm

August 7 vs. Atlanta Dream

August 10 at Phoenix Mercury

August 12 vs. Seattle Storm

August 14 at Connecticut Sun

* Commissioner’s Cup game

Written by Alyssa Graham

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