Game 1: Thursday
Lynx 74, Sparks 72
Target Center

Game 2: Saturday
Sparks 80, Lynx 69
Staples Center

Game 3: Monday
Sparks 74, Lynx 64
Staples Center

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The Lynx ended their season with a franchise-record 18 wins and the team's
first-ever playoff berth, pushing the two-time defending champion
Sparks to three games in the first round. (WNBAE/Getty Images)

Lynx Season Comes To An End in Game 3
The Lynx once again dug a hole early and rallied, but the Sparks held on down the stretch and earned a trip to the Western Conference Finals with a 74-64 win in the decisive Game 3 at Staples Center on Monday. Tamika Williams scored 17 points all in the second half and added nine rebounds. Katie Smith was the only other Lynx player in double figures, scoring 11 with five rebounds. "We couldn't be more proud of our team, they way they fought and continued to believe in each other," Lynx coach Suzie McConnell Serio said. "They played their hearts out and fell a little short, but they gave everything they had and you have to give them a lot of credit. "
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    Sparks Strike Back in Game 2
    All five Los Angeles starters registered double figures as the Sparks forced a decisive third game with an 80-69 victory Saturday at Staples Center. The Sparks took a 16-point lead in the first half and led by as many as 22 in the second half before the Lynx rallied, pulling to within eight points with two minutes remaining before falling. Katie Smith led the Lynx with 18 points and five rebounds, while Tamika Williams had 17 points and seven rebounds.
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    Lynx Stun Sparks With Comeback Win in Game 1
    Katie Smith scored 14 of her 23 points in the second half as the Lynx rallied from a 21-point deficit for a 74-72 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 1 on Thursday at Target Center. Smith forged a 72-72 tie with a three-pointer from the left corner with 24.4 seconds remaining, and Tamika Williams stole Mwadi Mabika's inbounds pass near halfcourt and made a layup at the other end with 7.4 seconds to go. Janell Burse then stripped the ball from Mabika on L.A.'s final chance, ensuring the Lynx win.
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    Game 2 Viewing Party
    The Lynx held a viewing party at Champp's in Downtown Minneapolis on Saturday.
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    Lynx Playoff Information
    The fourth-seeded Lynx face the top-seeded and two-time defending WNBA champion Los Angeles Sparks in the first round of the WNBA Playoffs, Minnesota's first-ever postseason appearance. The first round is a one-two format, with the lower seed hosting the first game.
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