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.
Jordan Sargent of SBN Minnesota has a brief recap of the details from a Lynx perspective.
Seimone Augustus led the Lynx with 21 points on 8-15 shooting on the field -- she also added four rebounds, three assists and two steals. Forward Maya Moore was right behind Augustus with 20 points to go along with six rebounds and two assists. Rebekkah Brunson was the third member of the Lynx in double digits, with 16 points to go along with a team leading nine rebounds.
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