Tina Thompson retires; Fever sweep the Sky

What a day.

The Lynx defeated the Storm, 58-55, to sweep them in the Western Conference semifinals.

The loss also marked the final game of retiring Tina Thompson – the league’s lone player from the inaugural 1997 season. She is going out with style.

Lynx players posed with Thompson after the game.

Thompson retired on her terms.

Thompson’s last post-game press conference.

Just prior to that game, the Fever beat the Sky, 79-57. Indiana sweeps the series and moves on to the Eastern Conference finals.

Some are saying they expected that result, given the Fever’s domination of the Sky during the regular season. But you can color me surprised.

Shavonte Zellous:

Wins this year’s most improved player award. Great choice (I voted for her).