Fowles pushes Lynx past Sparks for WNBA title

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(TSX / STATS) -- MINNEAPOLIS -- Still smarting from a bad WNBA Finals game a year ago, Sylvia Fowles found a way to rebound. Literally.

Fowles and Maya Moore led the way as the Minnesota Lynx never trailed, beating the Los Angeles Sparks 85-76 in Game 5 of the WNBA Finals on Wednesday to claim the fourth league crown in franchise history.

In accepting the Finals MVP trophy after scoring 17 points and pulling down a season-high 20 rebounds, Fowles recalled Game 5 a year ago, when she missed a rebound that allowed the Sparks to make the final shot and win the title.