PHOENIX (AP) Maya Moore stole an inbounds pass with 2 seconds left, was fouled by Noelle Quinn and made a free throw to give Minnesota a 72-71 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday, sending the Lynx to the WNBA Finals with a two-game sweep in the Western Conference series.
Moore had career playoff-high 40 points to help Minnesota reach the title series for the fourth time in five seasons. Minnesota, the 2011 and 2013 champion, will face New York or Indiana in the best-of-five WNBA Finals.
With the teams tied at 71, Moore stole a lob pass to Brittney Griner and was fouled by Quinn. Moore made the first three throw and the Lynx rebounded the miss on the second as time ran out.
Candice Dupree led the defending champion Mercury with 16 points.
FEVER 70, LIBERTY 64
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Tamika Catchings scored 16 of her 25 points in the second half to help Indiana beat New York to force a deciding third game in the Eastern Conference finals.
The Fever overcame a 15-point deficit in the second half.
New York's Tina Charles had 25 points and 10 rebounds.
Game 3 is Tuesday night in New York.