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Lynx are heavy playoff favorites

Defending champion Minnesota leads the way as the playoffs open Thursday

Originally Published: September 24, 2012
By Mechelle Voepel | espnW

How big a favorite is Minnesota to repeat as WNBA champion? Let's put it this way: After finishing first in the Western Conference again with the league's best record, the Lynx are very, very hard to pick against.

With two MVP candidates in Olympians Maya Moore and Seimone Augustus, a third London Games gold medalist in point guard Lindsay Whalen, an experienced front line and a bench that understands and fulfills its role … there isn't a weak spot to attack when facing ...

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