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Maya Moore's 3 as time expires gives Lynx edge in WNBA Finals

INDIANAPOLIS - Saddled with foul trouble throughout the night, Maya Moore saved her best for last in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

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Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore, left, is congratulated by teammate Renee Montgomery after Moore hit the game-winning 3-pointer in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals on Friday in Indianapolis. USA Today Sports

INDIANAPOLIS – Saddled with foul trouble throughout the night, Maya Moore saved her best for last in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Moore’s 3-pointer from directly in front of the basket as time expired lifted Minnesota to an 80-77 victory over the Indiana Fever on Friday night, giving the Lynx a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series.
The Minnesota forward, who finished with a game-best 24 points, received an inbounds pass with 1.7 seconds left, dribbled to her right and let fly with 0.2 on the clock. The horn sounded as the ball passed through the net.
Indiana, which has lost two in a row after winning Game 1 in Minneapolis, led 77-74 with 2:08 remaining after guard Briann January’s basket. But the Fever did not score again and the Lynx tied it at 77 with 1:10 remaining on a 3-pointer from guard Renee Montgomery, who had 12 of the 28 points scored by non-starters.
Guard Seimone Augustus added 13 points for the Lynx, who made 32 of 52 shots from the field, including 7 of 13 from 3-point range.
MINNESOTA (80)
Augustus 6-15 0-0 13, Fowles 4-5 3-3 11, Brunson 1-3 0-0 2, Moore 10-18 0-1 24, Whalen 1-4 0-0 2, Cruz 3-4 4-6 10, R.Montgomery 4-8 2-2 12, Peters 3-5 0-0 6, Liston 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-62 9-12 80.
INDIANA (77)
January 6-13 0-0 15, Coleman 5-11 3-4 14, S.Johnson 7-11 1-1 17, Catchings 3-10 3-4 10, Larkins 4-7 0-0 8, Zellous 2-3 2-2 7, Howard 1-1 0-0 2, Kizer 1-2 0-0 2, Clarendon 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 30-60 9-11 77.
Minnesota 20 18 21 21 - 80
Indiana 19 23 15 20 - 77
-3-Point GoalsMinnesota 7-13 (Moore 4-7, R.Montgomery 2-4, Augustus 1-2), Indiana 8-17 (January 3-6, S.Johnson 2-4, Zellous 1-1, Catchings 1-2, Coleman 1-4). Fouled Out-None. -ReboundsMinnesota 54 (Fowles 11), Indiana 56 (Catchings 10). -AssistsMinnesota 16 (Cruz 5), Indiana 17 (January 8). -Total FoulsMinnesota 14 (Moore, Brunson 4), Indiana 14 (Larkins 4). A-16,332.

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