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Taj McWilliams-Franklin is final piece for Lynx

Taj McWilliams-Franklin is final piece for Lynx

Originally Published: September 21, 2011
By Pat Borzi

MINNEAPOLIS -- Throughout the two hours before tipoff, Minnesota Lynx center Taj McWilliams-Franklin occupies herself with nonbasketball diversions. Painting her nails. Maybe stitching up a dress (she makes her own clothing). Anything to clear her mind, chill out and set a relaxed example for everybody else.

Before Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals Tuesday, McWilliams-Franklin watched a Red Auerbach special on NBA TV; Bill Russell is one of her heroes.

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