Indiana, Minnesota advance to WNBA conference finals after Game Three wins

posted by Swish Appeal
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 8:55am EDT

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The possibility of a 2011 WNBA Finals rematch ended tonight.

While the Minnesota Lynx advanced after another dramatic bout with the Seattle Storm, the Atlanta Dream fell to the Indiana Fever.

Kris Willis of SB Nation Atlanta has a brief recap of the Dream's 75-64 loss to the Indiana Fever, marking an Angel McCoughtry technical foul as a turning point in their season finale.

...Atlanta would answer quickly cutting the lead back to six and regaining some of the momentum until Angel McCoughtry was undercut by Briann January during a scramble for a loose ball. A visibly angry McCoughtry got to her feet and swiped the ball away from January and received a technical foul. Katie Douglas sank the free throw and the Dream's momentum disappeared in what was a snapshot of their entire season.

The Lynx survived a nail biter against the Storm as Lauren Jackson couldn't convert a contested jumper on the final possession of the game as the Lynx held on to win 73-72. For the Storm, it's the second year in a row that their season has ended with a heartbreaking loss, but for basketball fans it was just a great series to watch that almost leaves you wanting for a a best-of-five in the WNBA.

Wow! What a game tonight. Lauren Jackson who hit a clutch shot in GM#2, misses in the closing seconds of GM#3 & #loslynx advance 73-72.

— Alan Horton (@LynxRadio) October 3, 2012

Really hurts.Know our ENTIRE @seattlestorm family wanted that win really bad.Proud of team that battled so much adversity.Tough tough loss.

— Karen Bryant (@KBSeattleStorm) October 3, 2012

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