Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio has purchased 500 tickets for Tuesday's WNBA playoff game between the Minnesota Lynx and Seattle Storm.
The Lynx ticket office will allocate those upper-level seats to the public by giving a free pair to the first 250 people to call in. This same model was followed last season, when Rick Adelman and David Kahn, along with the Vikings, Twins and Wild, purchased tickets.
Of course, having fans purchase the tickets themselves would be the best option, but at least high-profile athletes and teams in the Twin Cities community are showing their support for the Lynx, who are a championship-level team once again this season. Rubio, along with Kevin Love, attended Game 1 of the series at Target Center, which was won by the Lynx. Love bought out 500 seats to give away for that game.
Minnesota lost a thriller in Game 2 in Seattle, setting the stage for Tuesday night's contest.