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LA Sparks headed to Game 5 of WNBA Finals




Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker, right, reaches in on Minnesota Lynx guard Anna Cruz during the second half in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Los Angeles. The Lynx won 85-79. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker, right, reaches in on Minnesota Lynx guard Anna Cruz during the second half in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Los Angeles. The Lynx won 85-79. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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With the Indians advancing to the World Series and the Dodgers and Cubs tying their series, you might have missed what else is going on in sports.

Thursday night in Minneapolis, the Los Angeles Sparks play the Minnesota Lynx in the fifth and deciding game of the WNBA Finals.

This series is between the two best teams in the league—that's because for the first time a new playoff system did away with tradition and pretty much rewarded teams for being good. 

Mechelle Voepel, who covers the WNBA for ESPN, spoke to A Martinez from Minneapolis, where she had just stepped off the court after interviewing the Sparks lineup.

Click the blue audio player to hear the full interview.