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Sylvia Fowles, Lynx

The series MVP had 17 points and 20 rebounds and single-handedly fouled out Sparks star Nneka Ogwumike in the process. She had a double-double in all five games of the series.

By the numbers

46-29 Minnesota’s rebounding edge. In Games 4 and 5 the Lynx outrebounded the Sparks by 37.

19-4 Lynx’s edge in second-chance points.

22 Points the Lynx scored off Sparks turnovers.

5 WNBA titles won by the Lynx’s Rebekkah Brunson (one with Sacramento).

4-1 Lynx’s record in the WNBA Finals when facing elimination.

4 Times in WNBA history that a team has come back from a 2-1 deficit in the Finals (Detroit, 2006; Phoenix, 2007 and 2009; the Lynx, 2017).

6 Bench points by the Lynx in Game 5.

2-for-18 Three-point shooting for the Sparks.

Kent Youngblood