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Last night, the Minnesota Lynx played their hearts out in winning their 4th WNBA title in 7 years. The Lynx lead wire-to-wire, though there were more tense moments sprinkled throughout the game than Coach Cheryl Reeve would’ve liked.

Early in the first quarter, Rebekkah Brunson led the Lynx in scoring with 8 points in the first quarter. While Brunson scored early, regular season and Playoff Finals MVP Sylvia Fowles went to work on the defensive glass. The Lynx backcourt of Lindsey Whalen and Seimone Augustus played stellar ball, with Augustus scoring frequently and Whalen quarterbacking the team each time it went on a run.

The Lynx bench didn’t play well in the first half, letting the Sparks back into the game virtually each time Whalen sat down for a breather. That being said, each time Whalen returned to the court, the Lynx rebuilt their lead. That had to be a special thing for Whalen because she was playing in Williams Arena, where she played her college hoops at.

Sports Illustrated’s article insists that “Wednesday’s win solidified the Lynx as the league’s greatest-ever franchise. Minnesota has now won titles in 2011, 2013 and 2015 and 2017. That run also includes Finals losses in 2012 and 2016.” I’d be hard-pressed to disagree with that opinion. Lynx Coach Cheryl Reeve wouldn’t argue that, either:

The Lynx led 79-67 with 2 minutes left when LA went on a 9-0 run. Despite the craziness, the Lynx didn’t fold. Instead, they turned the ball over to Maya Moore, who hit this shot to finish off the Sparks:

During ESPN’s telecast of the game, the play-by-play announcer got startled by the noisiness of the Lynx fans when the Lynx went on one of their runs. The Barn was rocking, he said. That it was because the Lynx gave them plenty of reasons to get loud.