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Brittney Griner has first dunk in WNBA playoff history

Brittney Griner has first dunk in WNBA playoff history Photo: Barry Gossage/Getty Images

Brittney Griner made history Sunday, becoming the first woman to dunk in a WNBA playoff game. 

Griner cut off a pass and dribbled down the court for a breakaway two-handed slam.

It was Griner's fifth-career dunk. 

Griner had a team-high 21 points to help her Phoenix Mercury defeat the Los Angeles Sparks in the Western Conference semifinals. They advance to take on the Minnesota Lynx in the conference finals. 

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In the Eastern Conference, the Chicago Sky and Atlanta Dream will play Tuesday, with the winner advancing to take on the Indiana Fever in the conference finals.

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- Dan Gartland

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