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Today’s WNBA Finals Game 1 between the L.A. Sparks and Minnesota Lynx ended with a buzzer-beater from guard Alana Beard to give Los Angeles a 78-76 win and 1-0 lead in the best-of-five series.

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Minnesota’s Lindsay Whalen, Maya Moore, and Sylvia Fowles each had 18 points, with Moore making a crucial layup to tie the game at 76 with 24.7 seconds left in regulation. But with the clock running out, Beard—mostly known as a defensive asset to the Sparks—lurked in the right corner and nailed the shot to beat the Lynx. The basket was initially ruled as a three but was changed upon replay.

This is the Sparks’ first Finals appearance since 2003; Los Angeles won back-to-back Finals in 2001 and 2002 with Lisa Leslie. They aim to beat the Lynx, who are the reigning league champions and have won three of the last five championships.

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Game 2 is Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2.