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Ogwumike's shot lifts Sparks to WNBA title, beat Lynx 77-76

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Candace Parker and the Sparks jumped with joy on the court, joined in celebration by a guy named Magic Johnson who once made basketball championships a habit in Los Angeles.

Parker's old college coach, the late Pat Summitt, was there in spirit, too.

Nneka Ogwumike's short jumper with 3.1 seconds left, off the rebound of her blocked shot, gave the Sparks a 77-76 victory over the defending champion Minnesota Lynx in the deciding Game 5 of the WNBA Finals on Thursday night for the franchise's first title in 14 years.


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