The Minnesota Lynx is making it look easy.
The defending champions made short work of the Phoenix Mercury 82-67 to advance to the WNBA Finals. They will have a chance to become the first back-to-champs since the 2001-02 Los Angeles Sparks.
They now await the winner of the Los Angeles-Chicago series. After a 10-day break at the end of the regular season, the Lynx now will have six days to prepare before the finals begin Sunday at Target Center.
Maya Moore led four Lynx players in double figures with 20 points after dropping a total of 57 on the Mercury in the first two games. She also had six rebounds, three assists and three steals. The X-factor was reserve Natasha Howard, who had playoff career highs in points (17), rebounds (eight) and assists (three).