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It's easy to pinpoint the exact moment when the Lynx had rock bottom this season, when they looked anything like the team that brings the No. 3 seed into the WNBA playoffs.
The victory, Minnesota's fourth in a row to end the regular season, gave the Lynx the third seed in the upcoming WNBA playoffs. The Mystics, who needed to win the game to qualify for the playoffs, saw their season end.
The Lynx face a Washington Mystics team that needs a win to qualify for the playoffs. Minnesota wants to avoid dropping to fourth place.
For the third time in eight days, the Lynx did what was necessary to beat the last-place Indiana Fever. This time, it came with a bonus.
A four-day break gave the Lynx time for fine-tuning, with games at Indiana and Washington set to end the WNBA regular season.
Gaard, a longtime KFAN host, also works in several roles for the Gophers athletic department.
Out two weeks because of a right fibula stress reaction, point guard Layshia Clarendon is hoping to return in Indianapolis.
Games at Indiana and Washington are all that are left during the regular season for the four-time champions, a top-four playoff seed gets them a bye.
Indiana held a two-point lead going into the fourth quarter, and the Lynx needed another run in the final minutes to win their final regular-season home game.
Powers has scored 20 points in three straight games as Minnesota enters the final three games of the WNBA season.