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Balanced Lynx top Parker, Sparks to advance to West finals

Through injuries, trades and upheaval, the Minnesota Lynx have struggled at times to find their footing this season. They have overcome the unfamiliar feelings of instability to land in a most familiar spot — one step away from the WNBA Finals. Maya Moore had 20 points and eight rebounds to help the balanced Lynx advance to the Western Conference finals with a 91-80 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 3 of the conference semifinals Tuesday night. Moore was just 6 for 21 from the floor, but Seimone Augustus added 16 points and Deveraux Peters scored 12 big points off the bench to push the top-seeded Lynx into their fifth straight conference finals. They will play Phoenix,...