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Lynx Vs. Sparks final score: Minnesota advances to WNBA Finals with 80-79 win

The Minnesota Lynx completed their sweep of the Los Angeles Sparks in the Western Conference finals of the WNBA Playoffs with a close 80-79 win at Staples Center on Sunday.

The Lynx trailed by eight points heading into the fourth quarter, but they made sure the series did not shift back to Minnesota by outscoring Los Angeles 23-14 in the final quarter.

Seimone Augustus and Maya Moore led the charge, with Augustus making 8-of-12 shots to score a team-high 21 points. Moore was right behind with 20 points.

The Sparks' Candace Parker rose to the occasion, scoring 33 points, but the rest of the team couldn't follow her lead down the stretch.

The Lynx are returning to the WNBA Finals where they will have a shot at getting back-to-back titles. They will face the winner of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Connecticut Sun and Indiana Fever. The Sun lead the best-of-three series 1-0.

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