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Gritty Indiana Fever Take Game 1 of WNBA Finals

Briann January had 19 points and six assists and the Indiana Fever stole home-court advantage in the WNBA Finals with a 75-69 victory over the Minnesota Lynx in Game 1 on Sunday.WNBA, Indiana Fever, Minnesota Lynx, Indianapolis sports, WNBA Finals2015-10-05T00:00:00-04:00
Gritty Indiana Fever Take Game 1 of WNBA Finals

Indiana Fever’s Briann January, center, attempts a layup between Minnesota Lynx’s Rebekkah Brunson, left, and Maya Moore, right, in the first half of Game 1 of the WNBA basketball finals Sunday, in Minneapolis.

AP Photo/Jim Mone

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Briann January had 19 points and six assists and the Indiana Fever stole home-court advantage in the WNBA Finals with a 75-69 victory over the Minnesota Lynx in Game 1 on Sunday.

Marissa Coleman added 16 points and the Fever hit all 16 of their free throws in a rematch of the 2012 finals. Indiana won Game 1 of that series as well en route to the franchise's only championship.

Maya Moore had 27 points and 12 rebounds and Sylvia Fowles add 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Lynx. But Minnesota missed eight free throws and turned the ball over 15 times to drop the opener.

Game 2 in the best-of-five series is Tuesday night in Minneapolis.

 

 

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