Phoenix Mercury advanced to the WNBA Finals

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Phoenix Mercury advanced to the WNBA Finals after a decisive 96-78 win over Minnesota Lynx. The Mercury won the series 2-1 and headed to the Finals. Taurasi scored 31 points, while Brittney Griner had 22 points, six rebounds and four assists for Phoenix. DeWanna Bonner and Candice Dupree each added 14 for the Mercury. Seimone Augustus had 13 of her 21 points in the losing effort.

Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever 86-84 in two overtimes to tie the Semifinal series at 1-1. The Sky rallied from 14 points down in Game 1 before falling to the Fever 77-70. In their latest game, Sylvia Fowles scored 27 points to help the Sky.