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Fowles leads Sky past Fever in 2OT to even series

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Sylvia Fowles scored 27 points and the Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever 86-84 in two overtimes to even the best-of-three Eastern Conference finals on Monday. Courtney Vandersloot had 18 points and Allie Quigley added 16 for the fourth-seeded Sky, who rallied from 14 points down to earned their first home playoff victory. Both of Chicago's victories in the...
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Maya Moore scores 32 as Lynx avoid elimination vs. Mercury

  After playing her worst game of the season, Maya Moore recovered to keep the Minnesota Lynx season alive. The league's MVP scored 13 of her 32 points in the fourth quarter as the Lynx avoided elimination by beating the Phoenix Mercury 82-77 in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday. Diana Taurasi scored 23 for the Mercury, who will host Game 3 on Tuesday night....
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Moore rallies Lynx past Mercury in Game 2

MINNEAPOLIS -- Maya Moore scored 13 of her 32 points in the fourth quarter and the Minnesota Lynx avoided elimination by beating the Phoenix Mercury 82-77 in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday. Diana Taurasi scored 23 for the Mercury, who will host Game 3 on Tuesday night. The Lynx are three-time defending Western Conference champions. Tied at 75 with 23.3 seconds...
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Moore, Lynx rally past Mercury in Game 2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Maya Moore scored 13 of her 32 points in the fourth quarter and the Minnesota Lynx avoided elimination by beating the Phoenix Mercury 82-77 in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday. Diana Taurasi scored 23 for the Mercury, who will host Game 3 on Tuesday night. The Lynx are three-time defending Western Conference champions. Tied at 75 with 23.3 seconds...
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Moore rallies Lynx past Mercury in Game 2

MINNEAPOLIS -- Maya Moore scored 13 of her 32 points in the fourth quarter and the Minnesota Lynx avoided elimination by beating the Phoenix Mercury 82-77 in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday. Diana Taurasi scored 23 for the Mercury, who will host Game 3 on Tuesday night. The Lynx are three-time defending Western Conference champions. Tied at 75 with 23.3 seconds...
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Moore rallies Lynx past Mercury 82-77

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Maya Moore scored 13 of her 32 points in the fourth quarter and the Minnesota Lynx avoided elimination by beating the Phoenix Mercury 82-77 in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday. Diana Taurasi scored 23 for the Mercury, who will host Game 3 on Tuesday night. The Lynx are three-time defending Western Conference champions. Tied at 75 with 23.3 seconds...
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Moore, Lynx rally past Mercury in Game 2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Maya Moore scored 13 of her 32 points in the fourth quarter and the Minnesota Lynx avoided elimination by beating the Phoenix Mercury 82-77 in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday. Diana Taurasi scored 23 for the Mercury, who will host Game 3 on Tuesday night. The Lynx are three-time defending Western Conference champions. Tied at 75 with 23.3 seconds...
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Lynx need more from Moore against Mercury

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) In Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, the Phoenix Mercury figured out how to do something the entire league hasn't done all season - stop Maya Moore. The MVP of the league was just 3 for 9 from the field and scored nine points in Minnesota's Game 1 loss on Friday night. That's the first time Moore has been held to single-digit scoring this season...
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Griner, Taylor lead Mercury past Lynx in Game 1

PHOENIX -- Brittney Griner had 23 points and 11 rebounds and the Phoenix Mercury held off a late rally to beat the Minnesota Lynx 85-71 on Friday night in Game 1 of the best-of-3 Western Conference finals. Penny Taylor added 16 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and a pair of steals for the Mercury, who built a 25-point lead in the third quarter but allowed Minnesota to get within...
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Mercury humble Lynx, 85-71

PHOENIX (AP) -- Brittney Griner had 23 points and 11 rebounds and the Phoenix Mercury held off a late rally to beat the Minnesota Lynx 85-71 on Friday night in Game 1 of the best-of-3 Western Conference finals. Penny Taylor added 16 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and a pair of steals for the Mercury, who built a 25-point lead in the third quarter but allowed Minnesota to get...
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Mercury humble Lynx, 85-71

PHOENIX (AP) -- Brittney Griner had 23 points and 11 rebounds and the Phoenix Mercury held off a late rally to beat the Minnesota Lynx 85-71 on Friday night in Game 1 of the best-of-3 Western Conference finals. Penny Taylor added 16 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and a pair of steals for the Mercury, who built a 25-point lead in the third quarter but allowed Minnesota to get...
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Griner, Taylor lift Mercury past Lynx in Game 1

PHOENIX -- Brittney Griner had 23 points and 11 rebounds and the Phoenix Mercury held off a late rally to beat the Minnesota Lynx 85-71 on Friday night in Game 1 of the best-of-3 Western Conference finals. Penny Taylor added 16 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and a pair of steals for the Mercury, who built a 25-point lead in the third quarter but allowed Minnesota to get within...
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Griner, Taylor lead Mercury past Lynx in Game 1

PHOENIX -- Brittney Griner had 23 points and 11 rebounds and the Phoenix Mercury held off a late rally to beat the Minnesota Lynx 85-71 on Friday night in Game 1 of the best-of-3 Western Conference finals. Penny Taylor added 16 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and a pair of steals for the Mercury, who built a 25-point lead in the third quarter but allowed Minnesota to get within...
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Griner, Taylor lift Mercury past Lynx in Game 1

PHOENIX -- Brittney Griner had 23 points and 11 rebounds and the Phoenix Mercury held off a late rally to beat the Minnesota Lynx 85-71 on Friday night in Game 1 of the best-of-3 Western Conference finals. Penny Taylor added 16 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and a pair of steals for the Mercury, who built a 25-point lead in the third quarter but allowed Minnesota to get within...
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Griner and Taylor lift Mercury over Lynx 85-71

PHOENIX (AP) Brittney Griner had 23 points and 11 rebounds and the Phoenix Mercury held off a late rally to beat the Minnesota Lynx 85-71 on Friday night in Game 1 of the best-of-3 Western Conference finals. Penny Taylor added 16 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and a pair of steals for the Mercury, who built a 25-point lead in the third quarter but allowed Minnesota to get within...
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Griner hopes to measure up as big difference-maker vs. Lynx

PHOENIX -- Both Western Conference finalists will stroll into this matchup made in basketball heaven accompanied by three WNBA All-Stars, including the top two vote-getters in the 2014 Most Valuable Player derby. The preconceived tactics and on-the-fly adjustments of each squad will be presented by a one-time league Coach of the Year. Players now cast in supporting roles for both...
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More defense is Mercury mantra against Lynx's Moore

PHOENIX -- The Mercury are walking the self-awareness walk at a level never before witnessed in the WNBA. But swagger of this caliber requires talking the talk as part of a defensive commitment that helped generate the best record in league history.  "The communication plays a part in it," first-year Mercury coach Sandy Brondello said after Wednesday's practice at...
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Brittney Griner Becomes First Player To Dunk In WNBA Playoff Game (Video)

Brittney Griner dunks hardly are front-page news anymore. Her dunk Sunday night, though, was particularly significant. Griner intercepted a pass near halfcourt during Game 3 of the WNBA’s Western Conference semifinals and took it the length of the floor for an emphatic slam, becoming the first player ever to dunk in a WNBA playoff game. Griner’s Phoenix Mercury rolled past...
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WATCH: Brittney Griner Throws Down The First Slam Dunk In WNBA Playoff History With Authority

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Brittney Griner Goes Off Against Sparks

((HT: WNBA/ESPN))Brittney Griner can play basketball...That is not in dispute...She rebounded from her 2-for-11 performance in Game 1 of the Western Conference semis against Los Angeles to go 9-for-9 and set a playoff record for success from the floor...Griner also can dunk the basketball...Check out what she did yesterday as her most recent example...
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Dream drop Sky to force Game 3

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Angel McCoughtry was determined to make sure the Atlanta Dream weren't done in the WNBA playoffs. McCoughtry scored 39 points, and the Dream beat the Chicago Sky 92-83 on Sunday night to even their Eastern Conference semifinal series at one game apiece. Game 3 is Tuesday in Atlanta, with the winner moving into the Eastern Conference finals against Indiana. ...
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Brittney Griner dunks as Mercury beat Sparks to sweep series

  Brittney Griner scored a career playoff-high 21 points, including a breakaway two-handed dunk, and the Phoenix Mercury cruised to a 93-68 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 2 on Sunday night to complete a sweep in their Western Conference semifinals series. Penny Taylor scored 17 points and Candice Dupree had 16 points and eight rebounds as Phoenix advanced to a matchup...
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Angel McCoughtry vs. Sky to keep Dream's season alive

  Angel McCoughtry was determined to make sure the Atlanta Dream weren't done in the WNBA playoffs. McCoughtry scored 39 points, and the Dream beat the Chicago Sky 92-83 on Sunday night to even their Eastern Conference semifinal series at one game apiece. Game 3 is Tuesday in Atlanta, with the winner moving into the Eastern Conference finals against Indiana. ''I just...
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Taurasi, Mercury edge Sparks

PHOENIX -- They completed the greatest regular season in WNBA history five days earlier Friday night, they almost landed on the slippery slope of checking in just one measly loss away from playoff elimination. But the Mercury avoided the potentially-cruel slap of best-of-three-series reality because Diana Taurasi seems to live for these moments. With so many teammates clicking this...
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Dream's Lyttle, McCoughtry make WNBA All-Defensive First-Team

Atlanta Dream forward Sancho Lyttle and guard/forward Angel McCoughtry have been named to the 2014 WNBA All-Defensive First Team, the league office announced Friday. Lyttle and McCoughtry were the only two players in the league to average more than two steals per game this season. A panel of the WNBA's 12 head coaches voted on the WNBA All-Defensive Team, selecting First and...
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