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Voepel: On and off court, Augustus leads Lynx

Injuries limited her to just 16 regular-season games, but Seimone Augustus is as vital as ever to Minnesota's championship hopes.

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Geno Just Being Geno

UConn coach Geno Auriemma is taking heat for his comments about the Huskies' fan base. But we're now talking about the team before the season has even started. He knows what he's doing.

Fever force Game 3 (0:39)
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Voepel: An open letter to NBA commissioner Adam Silver

On the day the WNBA playoffs opened, NBA commissioner Adam Silver vaguely said the league isn't "where we hoped it would be." But what does that mean? Mechelle Voepel takes the gloves off.

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2015 WNBA playoff schedule

Minnesota, which knocked off defending champ Phoenix, and Indiana, which upset top-seeded New York, will meet in the WNBA Finals, which open Sunday on ABC.

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Tenacious defense and Briann January's 9pts propels the @indiana fever to a 35-29 lead at the half over @minnesotalynx on ABC. #WNBAFinals #WatchMe

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Halftime stats (IND 35, MIN 29): FG%: MIN 41%, IND 35% Assists: IND 10, MIN 6 Rebounds: MIN 18, IND 16 Turnovers: IND 6, MIN 10

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Halftime: #Lynx trail Fever 29-35. Maya Moore's 15 points and 6 rebounds lead MN. Fowles has been big on the glass with 8 boards of her own.

Mechelle Voepel @MechelleV

Last Fever basket started with Briann January's quick hands on defense, then some nifty passy to Catchings' layup at buzzer. Fever 35-29.

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Marissa Coleman now matches Briann January with nine points each to lead Fever. Indy up 33-29 with 47.5 seconds left in first half.

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And Seimone Augustus follows with her first basket of the game for Minny, she was 0-of-4 from field before that.

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There was Tamika Catchings' first basket of the game ... now she may just go on her own run. We've all seen that before.