Moore leads Lynx back to WNBA Finals, with sweep of Mercury


The Minnesota Lynx are headed back to the WNBA Finals. They swept the Phoenix Mercury with a 72-71 victory Sunday afternoon in Phoenix.

Maya Moore ended the game at the free throw line. She was fouled with 1.5 seconds left and calmly stepped to the free throw line and sunk 1-of-2 to send the Lynx back to the finals.

Moore finished with 40 points, she was 13-of-29 shooting, but was 10-of-12 from the free throw line including 3-of-4 in the final minute.

DeWanna Bonner sank a 15 foot jumper to give the Mercury a 71-69 lead with less than a minute to play. But on the next possession, she fouled Moore sending her to the stripe where she made both free throws to tie the game.

Candace Dupree led the Mercury with 16 points. Phoenix had four players in double figures. Brittney Griner added 15, Monique Currie added 14 and Bonner scored 13 before fouling out.

But Moore and the Lynx wouldn't be denied.

The Lynx will play either the New York Liberty or Indiana Fever in the finals. Their series is tied at 1 after Indiana beat New York 70-64 on Sunday.

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