Lynx win: Game 5 back in Minneapolis on Wednesday

Minnesota led from start to finish in a game they needed to win.

Williams Arena is going to be rocking Wednesday night as the Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks settle the WNBA Finals in a decisive Game 5. 

The series was pushed to the limit Sunday night as the Lynx, in a must-win situation, tied the best-of-five series 2-2 with a 80-69 win at Staples Center in Los Angeles. 

Minnesota controlled Game 4 from the start. They led by five after the first quarter, 12 at the half and by 17 to begin the fourth quarter. Leading the charge was league MVP Sylvia Fowles, who finished with 22 points and 14 rebounds. Rebekkah Brunson added to the dominance in the paint with a double-double of her own: 18 points and 13 rebounds. 

''I just love the way we competed for 40 minutes,'' said Lynx star Maya Moore, via ''Everybody was really locked in and trying to be the aggressor the whole time. We didn't play a perfect game, but did enough to beat a really good Sparks team on the road.''

Game 5 starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday. 

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