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WNBA: Lynx open in semifinals Sept. 12 at Williams Arena

MINNEAPOLIS—The Minnesota Lynx have earned a bye through the first two rounds of the WNBA playoffs and will open the semifinals at Williams Arena Sept. 12.

The Lynx can clinch the top overall seed and home court advantage throughout the playoffs if they win their remaining three regular season contests. Minnesota finishes the regular season at home with games against Chicago Friday and Washington Sunday.

The schedule for the best-of-five semifinals:

Game 1, Sept. 12, at Williams Arena

Game 2, Sept. 14, at Williams Arena

Game 3, Sept. 17, at TBA

* Game 4, Sept. 19, at TBA

* Game 5, Sept. 21, at Williams Arena

* If necessary