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Celebrations Planned after Lynx Win WNBA Title

Updated: 10/11/2013 9:02 PM
Created: 10/10/2013 9:59 PM KSTP.com
By: Nick Tabbert

Maya Moore scored 23 points, Rebekkah Brunson had 15 points and 12 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 86-77 on Thursday night to win their second WNBA title in three years.

Moore was named the Most Valuable Player of the best-of-five game series.
    
Tiffany Hayes finished with 20 points and Alex Bentley had 18 for Atlanta, which was swept in the best-of-five finals for the third time in four years.
    
The Dream cut the lead to three points early in the third quarter, but Moore came off a screen on the next possession and hit a 3-pointer to make it 45-39. She and Brunson combined for 19 of Minnesota's 26 points in the third.
    
Atlanta forward Angel McCoughtry, the WNBA's two-time defending scoring champion, finished with 13 points and shot just 28.5 percent in the finals.

KSTP Sports Reporter Chris Long was in suburban Atlanta with the team and talked to Lindsay Whalen, Maya Moore, Seimone Augustus and Janel McCarville. Click here to see what they have to say about their big win.

On Monday, the Lynx will hold a parade down Nicollet Mall, similar to the one from their big win two years ago. The parade starts at 11:30 a.m.

Following the procession, the team will hold a pep rally at Target Center at 12:15 p.m. The public is invited to attend. For more details, click here.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

Photo: Minnesota Lynx

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