The 2013 WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx were welcomed inside Humphrey Terminal with resounding applause as they returned from their third win over the Atlanta Dream.
The Lynx will host a championship celebration on Monday with a parade beginning at 11:30 a.m. and a celebration inside Target Center at 12:15 p.m. The Parade route will begin on the corner of 12th Street and Nicollet Avenue to 7th Street, where it will continue on 7th Street leading to First Avenue North then on to Target Center.
MVP forward Maya Moore tallied 23 points in game three, a game that marked a championship sweep, and now, the Lynx have become the second team in WNBA history to boast a 7-0 postseason. Moore and fellow starter Seimone Augustus proved to be the Dream's worst nightmare.
"It's just an honor to be a part of this team and a part of this organization, this wonderful city that supports us like they do," Augustus said.
"This is what we were working for all season. The fans had been waiting all season and turned out so well for us," Moore said. "It's really awesome to know that people are inspired by us, it's probably the word I heard most this season when talking about us."
"Joy, joy, joy, excitement, happiness, just complete pleasure right now," Augustus said.
Point guard Lindsay Whalen will now ring in the celebration with candy, and will take suggestions from Twitter followers as to which candy she'll throw at the parade. Follow Whalen on Twitter @Lindsay_13
"I'll be doing trick or treating slash parading," Whalen said. "Any suggestions, hit me up on Twitter, let me know what you guys want," Whalen said.