Lynx capture 3rd title in 5 years with 69-52 win in Game 5

  • By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
  • Thursday, October 15, 2015 1:03am
  • News

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sylvia Fowles had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and the Minnesota Lynx captured their third championship in five years with a 69-52 victory over the Indiana Fever in Game 5 of the WNBA Finals on Wednesday night.

Seimone Augustus added 16 points and Rebekkah Brunson grabbed 14 rebounds for the Lynx, who also won it all in 2011 and 2013. Maya Moore scored just five points on 1-for-8 shooting, but the Lynx defense forced 21 turnovers and held Indiana to 35.7 percent shooting in the league’s first Game 5 since 2009.

Tamika Catchings had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Fever, who were looking for their second championship.

The Lynx finally got to celebrate a title on their home court after winning their first two on the road in Atlanta.

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