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USA - Minnesota clinch second title in three years

DULUTH (WNBA) - Maya Moore's trophy cabinet is overflowing.

Owner of NCAA titles, World and Olympic gold medals, a Euroleague Women crown and much, much more, the United States international is going to have to find some space for more hardware because on Thursday night, Moore led the Minnesota Lynx to an 86-77 championship-clinching triumph over the Atlanta Dream.

Moore poured in 23 points and was named Most Valuable Player of the WNBA Finals.

The Lynx swept the Dream in the title series for the second time in three years.

Minnesota, upset in last year's Finals by the Tamika Catchings-led Indiana Fever, completed a perfect 7-0 run through the post-season.

Making the occasion even sweeter, Moore played Game 3 in front of her hometown fans in Duluth, Georgia, at the Gwinnett Center, where she led her high school to three crowns.

"This is special for those people who supported me," she said.

"People who were a part of my life in high school. I’m glad to be able to share this."

Rebekkah Brunson was sensational on Thursday, scoring 15 points and corralling 12 boards for the Lynx.

She and Moore combined for 19 of the team's 26 points in the third quarter when they took command.

The Dream cut deficit to three points in the frame but Moore buried a jumper from the arc to trigger the run that kept the visitors on top to stay.

Lindsay Whalen had 15 points and Seimone Augustus 14 for the Lynx.


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