Lynx Sweep Mystics; Advance to WNBA Finals

Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (23) drives past Washington Mystics guard Elena Delle Donne (11) and center Krystal Thomas (34) to score during the first half. Photo: AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (23) drives past Washington Mystics guard Elena Delle Donne (11) and center Krystal Thomas (34) to score during the first half.

September 17, 2017 04:25 PM

Maya Moore scored 21 points, Sylvia Fowles added 17 points and 14 rebounds, and the Minnesota Lynx completed a sweep of the Washington Mystics with an 81-70 win in Game 3 on Sunday.

Seimone Augustus added 18 points as Minnesota secured its third consecutive finals appearance and sixth in seven seasons. The Lynx will attempt to win their fourth WNBA title in seven years.

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Elena Delle Donne scored 15 points to lead the Mystics, who exit the playoffs after reaching the semifinals for the first time since 2002.

Tierra Ruffin-Pratt added 14 points and Kristi Tolliver had 13 for Washington, which forced the Lynx into a series-high 13 turnovers.

But the Mystics scored only 31 second-half points in their sixth loss in as many games against Minnesota in 2017, including regular season and playoffs.

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Associated Press

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