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Lynx win second WNBA championship in three years

The Minnesota Lynx defeated the Atlanta Dream 86-77 Thursday night to become WNBA champs for the second time in three years.

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

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