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Griner helps Mercury beat Sparks to sweep series

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brittney Griner bounced back from a poor performance and helped show why the Phoenix Mercury are such a dominant team.

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McCoughtry powers Dream past Sky 92-83

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Angel McCoughtry was determined to make sure the Atlanta Dream weren’t done in the WNBA playoffs.

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Whalen, Lynx eliminate Hammon and Stars with win

San Antonio Stars' Becky Hammon  (25) steals the ball from Minnesota Lynx's Maya Moore, center, during the first half in Game 2 of the WNBA basketball Western Conference semifinal, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in San Antonio. Stars' Kayla McBride, right, assists on the play.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Lindsay Whalen scored 31 points, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Stars 94-89 on Saturday night to advance to the Western Conference finals and end the playing career of San Antonio’s Becky Hammon.

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AP Sources: Love traded to Cavaliers, joins LeBron

In this Nov. 19, 2013, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) reacts in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Washington. The Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers completed a blockbuster trade sending Love to team up with LeBron James in Cleveland for 2014 No. 1 draft pick Andrew Wiggins on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, a person familiar with the trade said. The Timberwolves are getting Wiggins and former top pick Anthony Bennett from Cleveland and veteran forward Thaddeus Young from Philadelphia. The 76ers get a 2015 first-round draft choice from Cleveland, and guard Alexey Shved and forward Luc Mbah a Moute from Minnesota. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Olympic champions together, Kevin Love and LeBron James spent the last 30 days waiting to become teammates again.

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