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Lynx vs. Fever final score: Indiana downs Minnesota in Game 4, 87-78, to win the WNBA Finals

The Indiana Fever defeated the Minnesota Lynx, 87-78, Sunday night to win their first ever WNBA Finals

Michael Hickey

The Indiana Fever defeated the Minnesota Lynx in the 2012 WNBA Finals Sunday night, 87-78, to win the five-game series, three games to one. It is the first title in the history of the Indiana Fever.

The greatest disparity between the two teams Sunday night came on the free throw line, where Indiana converted 29 of 31 attempts, including four late free throws from Fever guard Briann January to put the game on ice. Minnesota took only 12 foul shots.

Tamika Catchings led the way for the Fever with 25 points, eight assists and four rebounds. She was the Finals MVP.

Erin Phillips added 18 points and eight rebounds, and forward Erlana Larkins contributed 13 rebounds of her own to the winning effort.

For Minnesota, Lindsay Whalen was the leading scorer for the Lynx in the loss. Whalen scored 22 points and added eight assists and six rebounds as well. Maya Moore scored 16 points, but Seimone Augustus managed only eight points in almost 33 minutes of action.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.