MINNEAPOLIS - Sylvia Fowles had 17 points and broke her own WNBA Finals record by grabbing 20 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Lynx to their fourth championship in seven years with an 85-76 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 5 on Wednesday night.
Maya Moore had 18 points and 10 rebounds and hit a huge runner with 26 seconds to play, Lindsay Whalen had 17 points and eight assists and Seimone Augustus added 14 points, six assists and six boards to help the Lynx move into a tie with the Houston Comets for most titles in league history.
Candace Parker had 19 points, 15 rebounds and five assists for the Sparks, who were looking to become the first repeat champions in 15 years. Chelsea Gray had 15 points and eight assists, but Nneka Ogwumike fouled out with 5:29 to play and finished with 11 points. Los Angeles turned it over 17 times.
The Lynx will host a parade and championship celebration Thursday, Oct. 5, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The parade will begin at the corner of 12th Ave. S.E. and University Ave. before continuing down University Ave. toward Williams Arena.
Following the parade, the team will have a championship celebration at Williams Arena. It will kick off at 7:15 p.m.
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