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LOS ANGELES -- After giving up 11 offensive rebounds and losing by an uncharacteristic 17-point margin in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals, the Lynx felt like their identity had been stolen. Nike Shoes China Wholesale .Minnesota simply isnt accustomed to losing the battle on the boards.But in an elimination game with the WNBA championship on the line Sunday, the Lynx turned to defensive anchor Sylvia Fowles to steer the team back to rebounding supremacy.Led by Fowles game-high 13 rebounds, the Lynx dominated the glass and beat Los Angeles 85-79 to force a decisive Game 5 on Thursday (ESPN2, 8 p.m. ET) in Minnesota.Rebounding is our identity, said Fowles, who helped the Lynx outrebound the Sparks 41-25. If we want to win on the road, thats something that we have to do.Fowles struggled mightily in Fridays Game 3, posting a career-low four rebounds as Los Angeles hauled in 11 offensive boards.After Game 3, we kept it at the top of our minds that four rebounds from us bigs wasnt enough, Fowles said. We just tried to go out there and assert ourselves better.Fowles finished Sundays season-saving victory with her fourth double-double in seven games, adding 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting.Minnesota coach Cheryl Reeve said Fowles hustle plays on the glass were huge. The Lynx created 12 second-chance opportunities off 14 offensive rebounds, six of which were grabbed by the 6-foot-6 post.Anybody that understands what it takes to win games, you know that rebounding is at the top of the list, Reeve said. Its possessions, and so we got huge effort from Sylvia Fowles.Minnesotas rebounding margin Sunday was particularly impressive given the absence of forward Rebekkah Brunson, who after being whistled for three fouls in the first quarter was used sparingly by Reeve for the rest of the game. Brunson, who was the teams second-leading rebounder behind Fowles at 7.3 boards per game during the regular season, finished with just two rebounds in 17 minutes.Minnesota made up for Brunsons absence collectively, the majority of the production being spread amongst the other four Lynx starters. For the second time this postseason, the first not including Brunson, four Lynx starters totaled at least six boards, including a playoff-high six rebounds from veteran guard Lindsay Whalen, seven rebounds from Seimone Augustus and nine rebounds from Maya Moore.I think everybody wants to come in and own the boards, said Moore, who scored a game-high 31 points. Collectively, as a team, we have to help Syl out because she creates so many opportunities for us by being in there. We appreciate the heck out of her.Augustus said the Lynx expect the same level of production from Fowles in Thursdays winner-take-all Game 5. Its a level of expectation that she says Fowles has met all season.We expect the world from her, and tonight she came through, Augustus said. We took advantage of trying to get the boards up, Syl had six offensive boards tonight, got us some extra possessions. If we continue down that path, I think well be fine. Cheap Nike Shoes China Free Shipping . Tests earlier this week revealed a Grade 2 left hamstring strain for Sabathia, who was hurt in last Fridays start against San Francisco. Its an injury that will require about eight weeks to heal. He finished a disappointing campaign just 14-13 with a career-worst 4. Cheap Discount Nike Shoes . Zvonareva, who won the tournament in 2009 and 10, couldnt handle her opponents big groundstrokes in only her third event back after 17 months out with a shoulder injury. Zvonareva made her comeback in January in Shenzhen and played in the Australian Open but lost her first matches at both tournaments. .J. -- Josh Cribbs was in the Pro Bowl in February and out of a job six months later.Jamie Murray will become the first British player to reach world No 1 when the new ATP Tour doubles rankings are announced early next month. Murray was beaten in the opening round of the Miami Open, but current No 1 Marcelo Melos defeat in the second round means the Briton will overtake him in the rankings.Last year, the 32-year-old from Brazil made the semi-finals of the tournament, so the result means he will lose more ranking points than Murray - who was knocked out in round two last year. He wrote on Instagram: Last night I went to bed wondering if that was the closest I would ever get. Today driving in the car my phone started to go crazy. #1 Jamie Murray won the Australian Open with his doubles partner Bruno Soares Playing with partner Bruno Soares, the 63rd player he has teamed up with in 13 years, Murray suffered defeat aagainst Rajeev Ram and Raven Klaasen on Saturday. Cheap Nike Shoes Online From China. However, when the rankings are updated on April 4, the 30-year-old Scotsman will have five points more than Melo.Judy Murray referenced sons Jamie and Andys world rankings in doubles and singles, writing on Twitter: No.1 is No.1. No.2 is No.2. @ATPWorldTour Think il have a fizz.Former Wimbeldon singles winner and four-time Grand Slam womens doubles winner Virginia Wade was ranked first in the womens doubles ratings - but the official rankings were not brought in until 1975. 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