Minnesota Lynx clinch WNBA title: The playoff campaign in photos

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1 Minnesota Lynx' Maya Moore, second from left, holds the championship trophy with teammates after the second half of Game 3 of the WNBA Finals basketball series against the Atlanta Dream, in Duluth, Ga., Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. The Minnesota Lynx won 86- 77. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) 
2 Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen (13) takes a shot against Seattle Storm guard Tanisha Wright (30) in the opening game of the first-round WNBA basketball playoff series, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, in Minneapolis. The Lynx won 80-64. 
3 Seattle Storm forward Tina Thompson (7) pushes the ball down the court against Minnesota Lynx forward Rebekkah Brunson (32) in the opening game of a first-round WNBA basketball playoff series, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, in Minneapolis. The Lynx won 80-64. 
4 Minnesota Lynx forward Devereaux Peters (14) grabs a rebound against the Seattle Storm in the opening game of a first-round WNBA basketball playoff series, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, in Minneapolis. The Lynx won 80-64. 
5 Seattle Storm guard SheKinna Stricklen pushes up to the basket against Minnesota Lynx guard Maya Moore (23) in the opening game of a first-round WNBA basketball playoff series, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, in Minneapolis. The Lynx won 80-64. 
6 Seattle Storm forward Tianna Hawkins (21) pushes up to the basket against Minnesota Lynx forward Devereaux Peters in the opening game of a first-round WNBA basketball playoff series, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, in Minneapolis. The Lynx won 80-64. 
7 Seattle Storm guard Temeka Johnson (2) pushes the ball past Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (23) in the opening game of a first-round WNBA basketball playoff series, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, in Minneapolis. The Lynx won 80-64. 
8 Seimone Augustus hit a 15-foot jumper with 21.1 seconds left and the Minnesota Lynx held off Seattle for a 58-55 victory Sunday and a sweep of the best-of-three Western Conference semifinal series. Augustus drives against the Storm's Tanisha Wright during the second half on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. 
9 Seattle Storm's Tanisha Wright, left battles with Minnesota Lynx's Maya Moore (23) and Rebekkah Brunson (32) with Storm's Noelle Quinn, right for a rebound during the first half of their playoff game in Tacoma, Wash. on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. The Lynx won 58-55. 
10 Minnesota Lynx's Lindsay Whalen drives past Seattle Storm's Temeka Johnson during the first half of the playoff game in Tacoma, Wash. on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. The Lynx won 58-55. 
11 Seattle Storm's Tina Thompson shoots and scores her last shot of the game against the Minnesota Lynx during the second half of the WNBA playoff game in Tacoma, Wash. on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. Thompson announced she is retiring after the season. The Lynx won 58-55. 
12 Minnesota Lynx players gather around Seattle Storm's Tina Thompson, center, after the WNBA playoff game in Tacoma, Wash. on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. Thompson announced her plans to retire ending a 17 year WNBA career. The Lynx won 58-55. 
13 Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (23) looks to pass against Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi (3) during Game 1 of the WNBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in Minneapolis. 
14 Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen (13) shoots against Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi (3) during Game 1 of the WNBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in Minneapolis. 
15 Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner (42) holds a rebound ball away from Minnesota Lynx forward Janel McCarville (4) during Game 1 of the WNBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in Minneapolis. The Lynx won 85-62. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs) 
16 Phoenix Mercury guard Alexis Hornbuckle (14) goes to the basket against Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsey Moore (00) during Game 1 of the WNBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in Minneapolis. The Lynx won 85-62. 
17 Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner (42) goes to the basket against Minnesota Lynx forward Rebekkah Brunson, left, and forward Maya Moore, bottom, during Game 1 of the WNBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in Minneapolis. The Lynx won 85-62. 
18 Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen shoots against Phoenix Mercury guard Jasmine James (10) during Game 1 of the WNBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in Minneapolis. 
19 Phoenix Mercury forward Charde Houston, center, pushes the ball through the defense of Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore, left, and forward Janel McCarville, right, during Game 1 of the WNBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in Minneapolis. The Lynx won 85-62. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs) 
20 Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus (33) passes the ball past Phoenix Mercury guard Jasmine James (10) and guard Alexis Hornbuckle (14) during Game 1 of the WNBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in Minneapolis. 
21 Atlanta Dream guard Jasmine Thomas (5) pushes up to the basket against Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen (13) during Game 1 of the WNBA basketball Finals, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Minneapolis. 
22 Minnesota Lynx guard Monica Wright (22) grabs a rebound against Atlanta Dream forward Aneika Henry (13) during Game 1 of the WNBA basketball Finals, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Minneapolis. 
23 Atlanta Dream guard Angel McCoughtry (35) takes a shot at the basket against Minnesota Lynx forward Rebekkah Brunson during Game 1 of the WNBA basketball finals, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Minneapolis. 
24 Atlanta Dream forward Erika de Souza, left, pushes back toward the basket against Minnesota Lynx forward Devereaux Peters during Game 1 of the WNBA basketball finals, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Minneapolis. 
25 Minnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve shouts out to her team playing against the Atlanta Dream during Game 1 of the WNBA basketball finals, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Minneapolis. The Lynx won 84-59. 
26 Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus (33) looks to make a pass against Atlanta Dream guard Jasmine Thomas, right, during Game 1 of the WNBA basketball finals, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Minneapolis. The Lynx won 84-59. 
27 Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen, right, pushes the ball past Atlanta Dream forward Aneika Henry during Game 1 of the WNBA basketball finals, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Minneapolis. The Lynx won 84-59. 
28 Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore, center, celebrates with fans on the court after her team's 84-59 win against the Atlanta Dream in Game 1 of the WNBA basketball finals, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Minneapolis. The Lynx won 84-59. 
29 Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (23) protects a rebound ball against Atlanta Dream guard Armintie Herrington (22) during the first half of Game 2 of the WNBA basketball finals, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in Minneapolis. The Lynx won, 88-63. 
30 Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus (33) goes up for a shot against Atlanta Dream guard Jasmine Thomas (5) during the second half of Game 2 of the WNBA basketball finals, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in Minneapolis. Augustus scored 20 points as the Lynx won 88-63. 
31 Atlanta Dream guard Armintie Herrington (22) pushes the ball past Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus (33) during the first half of Game 2 of the WNBA basketball finals, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in Minneapolis. The Lynx won 88-63. 
32 Minnesota Lynx forward Janel McCarville (4) grabs a rebound against Atlanta Dream forward Aneika Henry during Game 2 of the WNBA basketball finals, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in Minneapolis. The Lynx won 88-63. 
33 Minnesota Lynx coach Cheryl Reeves clasps hands with guard Lindsay Whalen (13) during the second half of Game 2 of the WNBA basketball finals against the Atlanta Dream, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in Minneapolis. The Lynx won 88-63. 
34 Atlanta Dream guard Alex Bentley (2) knocks down Minnesota Lynx guard Monica Wright, left, and is called for an offensive foul during the first half of Game 2 of the WNBA basketball finals, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in Minneapolis. The Lynx won 88-63. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs) 
35 Minnesota Lynx guard Monica Wright (22) looks back to shoot against Atlanta Dream forward Erika de Souza (14) during the second half of Game 2 of the WNBA basketball finals, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in Minneapolis. The Lynx won 88-63. 
36 Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (23) high fives teammate guard Lindsay Whalen (13) during the second half of Game 2 of the WNBA basketball finals against the Atlanta Dream, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in Minneapolis. The Lynx won 88-63. 
37 Minnesota Lynx' Rebekkah Brunson (32) vies for a rebound against Atlanta Dream's Alex Brantley (2) during the first half of Game 3 of the WNBA Finals basketball series in Duluth, Ga., Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) 
38 Atlanta Dream's Le'coe Willigham (43) works agains Minnesota Lynx' Rebekkah Brunson (32) during the first half of Game 3 of the WNBA Finals basketball game, in Duluth, Ga., Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) 
39 Atlanta Dream's Erika de Souza (14) and Minnesota Lynx' Seimone Augustus (33) vie for a loose ball during the first half of Game 3 of the WNBA Finals basketball series in Duluth, Ga., Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) 
40 Minnesota Lynx' Maya Moore (23) is fouled by Atlanta Dream's Aneika Henry (13) during the second half of Game 3 of the WNBA Finals basketball series, in Duluth, Ga., Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. 
41 Minnesota Lynx' Maya Moore (23) hits the floor after being fouled during the first half of Game 3 of the WNBA Finals basketball game against the Atlanta Dream, in Duluth, Ga., Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. 
42 Minnesota Lynx' Janel McCarville (4) moves the ball against Atlanta Dream's Erika de Souza (14) during the second half of Game 3 of the WNBA Finals basketball series, in Duluth, Ga., Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. 
43 Minnesota Lynx' Seimone Augustus, center, celebrates after defeating the Atlanta Dream 86-77 in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals basketball game in Duluth, Ga., Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.