MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 27 (Ticker) -- With the postseason just around the corner, Yolanda Griffith has her game right where she wants it.

Griffith scored 17 points to lead the Sacramento Monarchs to a 61-52 victory over the Minnesota Lynx in the regular-season finale for both teams.

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Posting the best record in franchise history, Sacramento (25-9) has won 12 of its last 14 games and will face Los Angeles in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.

The Monarchs showed why they have the league's best defense when they limited the Lynx to 21 percent (6-of-28) shooting from the floor and took a 26-17 halftime lead.

Minnesota displayed some improvement after the break and tied the score, 42-42, when Stacey Lovelace-Tolbert hit a layup with 7:24 to play. However, Griffith scored eight points in the final four minutes, including a reverse layup with a minute left for a 55-50 edge.

Rebekkah Brunson scored 11 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for her third double-double in her last six contests and fourth of the season for the Monarchs.

Sacramento had a 39-27 rebounding advantage and forced 20 turnovers to record its sixth victory in seven meetings against the Lynx.

Nicole Ohlde scored 18 points for Minnesota (14-20), which ended the year with four straight losses and a 3-8 mark since trading five-time All-Star Katie Smith to Detroit on July 30.