[Dallas,TX – October 13th]
With a suffocating defense and a yearning to celebrate in front of their loyal fans, the Minnesota Lynx turned a tense WNBA Finals into a runaway.
Sylvia Fowles had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and the Lynx captured their third championship in five years with a 69-52 victory over the Indiana Fever in Game 5 on Wednesday night.
Tamika Catchings had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Fever, who were looking for their second championship.
Finally, the Lynx got to celebrate on their home court.
They won their first two titles on the road in Atlanta, forcing the success-starved Twin Cities sports fans to revel from afar. When the final buzzer sounded, a franchise-record 18,933 fans waved white towels while singer Prince watched from a suite above Target Center’s lower bowl.
“Wasn’t a perfect year, perfect series or a perfect game,” Mya Moore said. “But we’re champions.”
Source AP Exchange written by JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Basketball Writer