Maya Moore scored a franchise-record 48 points, the second most in WNBA history, to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 112-108 in double-overtime on Tuesday night. Moore hit 16 of 30 shots from the field, including 7 of 9 from beyond the arc. The 48 points are just short of the record 51 scored by Riquna Williams last season.
Los Lynx are now calling themselves “Dos Lynx.” The Minnesota Lynx celebrated its second WNBA Championship in three years on Monday.
Maya Moore had 23 points, including three 3-pointers in the first quarter to propel Minnesota from the start, and the Lynx delivered a dominant 84-59 victory over the Atlanta Dream in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday night. Moore shot 10 for 16 from the floor and grabbed seven rebounds, and Monica Wright pitched in 20 points off the bench. Seimone Augustus scored her usual 19 points, and the Lynx overwhelmed the Dream by leading the entire game and shooting 49.4 percent from the field. Angel McCoughtry finished with 17 points for the Dream, but she needed 24 shots to get there, making just six field goals. Aneika Henry added 14 points for the Dream, who fell to 0-7 in the finals since 2010. They were swept by the Lynx in 2011.
Maya Moore has homecourt advantage throughout the WNBA Finals. The Minnesota Lynx star has taken her play to another level this season, fulfilling the promise she had as one of the most celebrated college players ever when she was taken No. 1 overall three years ago.
Ever since the Minnesota Lynx lost in the WNBA finals last year, they’ve been focused on getting back there.
Tiffany Hayes scored 23 points and the Atlanta Dream recovered after blowing a 17-point lead in the first half and rallied to beat the Minnesota Lynx 88-75 on Tuesday night. WNBA scoring leader Angel McCoughtry had 19 points and Erika De Souza added 16 points and 16 rebounds as Atlanta (14-9) scored the first 10 points of the fourth quarter and went on to its third straight win — all at home.
Minnesota guard Seimone Augustus will sit out Tuesday night’s game against the Atlanta Dream while recovering from a sprained left ankle. Augustus injured the ankle in Minnesota’s 32-point win over Phoenix on Sunday.
Taj McWilliams-Franklin made a 15-footer and a pair of key defensive plays in the final minute of the second overtime Friday night as the Minnesota Lynx rallied from a 25-point deficit and defeated the Atlanta Dream 97-93 in a rematch of last year’s WNBA Finals.
Seimone Augustus kept the Minnesota Lynx rolling. Angel McCoughtry kept the Atlanta Dream wondering. Augustus scored 23 points, Rebekkah Brunson added 21 and the Minnesota Lynx won their sixth straight game with an 84-74 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Saturday night.
The Lynx returned home to Minnesota Saturday afternoon to hundreds of fans at the Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport in a homecoming fit for champions.
Seimone Augustus and the Minnesota Lynx completed a near-perfect postseason by beating the Atlanta Dream 73-67 on Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA championship series.
The Minnesota Lynx will face the Atlanta Dream Friday night and are competing for the WNBA championship trophy in Atlanta.
The free-throw line was not kind to the Atlanta Dream in their Game 2 WNBA finals loss in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Lynx players have become rock stars to their young fans as they get closer to winning their first WNBA title in franchise history.
Rebekkah Brunson had 26 points and 11 rebounds and Seimone Augustus added 22 points to lead the Minnesota Lynx to an 88-74 victory over the Atlanta Dream in Game 1 of the WNBA finals on Sunday night.