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Lynx rethink strategy to face Silver Stars for semifinal decider

The Lynx will work to move the ball around more than they did in Game Two of the play-off series with San Antonio. The two teams are even in the best of three. A win Tuesday will send the Lynx to the conference finals Thursday in Minneapolis.
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The Lynx will work to move the ball around more than they did in Game Two of the play-off series with San Antonio. The two teams are even in the best of three. A win Tuesday will send the Lynx to the conference finals Thursday in Minneapolis.

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