UNCASVILLE, Conn., Sept. 2 (Ticker) -- Lindsay Whalen's offense and Margo Dydek's defense pushed the Connecticut Sun into the Eastern Conference Finals for the second straight season.

Whalen scored 27 points and Dydek made a crucial block in the final minute as the Sun posted a 75-67 win over the Detroit Shock to sweep their best-of-three Eastern Conference Semifinal series.

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Whalen made a career-high 15 free throws and gave the Sun their largest lead, 54-40, on a jumper with 12:53 left. The Shock charged back and got within 70-67 on Kara Braxton's hook shot with 2:19 remaining.

The teams traded multiple possessions as the tension rose before Dydek blocked Braxton on a drive to the hoop with 47 seconds to go. Taj McWilliams-Franklin then gave Connecticut a 72-67 lead with a jumper with 21 seconds left and added three free throws in the closing seconds to cap it.

McWilliams-Franklin scored 16 points and Katie Douglas added 12 for the Sun, who never trailed after Whalen scored the game's first five points.

Deanna Nolan scored 23 points and Cheryl Ford chipped in 13, but Detroit was unable to overcome a 29-12 deficit in successful free throws.