The Minnesota Lynx got a warm reception Monday morning as thousands of fans turned out to watch players parade down Nicollet Mall and 7th Street in downtown Minneapolis, showing off the trophy from their second WNBA championship title in three years.
Maya Moore and Seimone Augustus held the trophy aloft from the back of a classic Cadillac convertible. Fans peeled off from the sidewalk and followed the procession as it made its way to the Target Center, where the team plans to keep the celebration going.
The Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 86-77 on Thursday night to clinch the series.
Moore, the WNBA rookie of the year three years ago, was a big reason why the Lynx won their first championship in 2011. This time, she was named the finals' most valuable player as Minnesota became the second team to go unbeaten in seven playoff games and win a championship, joining the 2010 Seattle Storm.