Lynx win second WNBA championship in three years

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Dream forward Le'coe Willingham reaching for a loose ball against Rebekkah Brunson in the first quarter.

The Minnesota Lynx defeated the Atlanta Dream 86-77 Thursday night to become WNBA champs for the second time in three years. The Lynx swept the WNBA finals and were 7-0 throughout the playoffs. A celebratory parade down Nicollet Mall is planned for Monday, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at 12th street and Nicollet, then turning down 7th Street toward Target Center.

Monica Wright and Dream guard Alex BentleyBrett Davis-USA TODAY SportsMonica Wright and Dream guard Alex Bentley fighting for a loose ball in the fourth quarter.

Head coach Cheryl Reeve celebrating the victoryBrett Davis-USA TODAY SportsHead coach Cheryl Reeve celebrating the victory against the Atlanta Dream.

Guard Lindsay Whalen, left, and center Janel McCarvilleBrett Davis-USA TODAY SportsGuard Lindsay Whalen, left, and center Janel McCarville celebrate defeating the Atlanta Dream.

Forwards Devereaux Peters and Maya MooreBrett Davis-USA TODAY SportsForwards Devereaux Peters and Maya Moore posing with the WNBA Championship trophy.

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by David Koski on 10/11/2013 - 05:44 pm.

    Hooray!

    Women’s professional sports deserve so much more. I love the Whalen-McCarville reunion and another championship.

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