Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - The defending-champion Minnesota Lynx are
headed back to the WNBA Finals.
Seimone Augustus scored 21 points, Maya Moore netted 20 and theLynx held off
the Los Angeles Sparks, 80-79, on Sunday.
Alana Beard missed a jumper at the buzzer for the Sparks.
Lindsay Whalen added 17 points for the Lynx, who overcame a 10-point fourth-
Minnesota, which swept the series 2-0, await the Connecticut Sun or Indiana
Candace Parker tallied 33 points and 15 rebounds for Los Angeles, which came
in with a 4-21 mark against the Lynx at the Staples Center.
The Sparks had a 17-0 run in the third quarter and built a 65-57 advantage
after three quarters of play.
Minnesota, though, responded with an 18-9 flurry and took their first lead
following a pair of Moore free throws for a 75-74 edge with 4:23 remaining.
A bit later, a pair of Parker baskets, a tip-in and three-pointer, made it
79-77 in favor of Los Angeles before Monica Wright's go-ahead triple with 1:14
left turned out to be the last basket of the game.
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