Griner's game winner lifts Phoenix
Minnesota hosts Phoenix in Game 1 of the West finals on Thursday (ESPN2, 9 ET)
Brittney Griner had not had, by any account, a particularly auspicious WNBA postseason debut. At various points in the Phoenix rookie's first playoff series, the uber-hyped No. 1 draft pick has been in foul trouble, too tentative offensively, and benched for a lack of rebounding.
But with 4.9 seconds left on the clock at Staples Center on Monday night, she suddenly became a hero again. Griner took an inbounds pass on a play designed for Diana Taurasi. But Taurasi was tied up and ...
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