NEW YORK (AP) — WNBA metrics are strong again, with attendance up for the second straight year.

The league had nearly 1.6 million fans this season and averaged 7,716 per game, the highest total since 2011.

“The success of the 2017 WNBA regular season clearly demonstrates that we have further strengthened our connection with our fans and grown our support thanks to the hard work and dedication of the league’s players, teams and partners,” WNBA President Lisa Borders said. “After a record-setting regular season, we are looking forward to the start of an exciting…