Sarah McKenzie & Ben Johnson

Fans celebrate Lynx' second WNBA championship

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Thousands of fans lined Nicollet Mall today to celebrate the Minnesota Lynx' second WNBA championship.

The parade started at 11:30 a.m. at 12th & Nicollet, and then ran down Nicollet before turning down 7th Street to make its way to Target Center. The celebration at Target Center was set to get underway at 12:15 p.m.

The Lynx secured the championship Thursday after beating the Atlanta Dream in a three-game sweep. The team won their first WNBA championship in 2011.

Mayor R.T. Rybak posted the following Lynx-inspired poem on his Facebook page today:

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