Lynx make early lead last in 100-80 win over Dream
Kayla McBride scored 19 points and Crystal Dangerfield and Sylvia Fowles scored 17 apiece and the Minnesota Lynx never trailed in a 100-80 win over the Atlanta Dream.
Fowles scored nine of the Lynx’s first 13 points for a 13-0 lead. McBride’s three-point play with 5:10 left in the first quarter made it 21-5 before the Dream rallied to finish the first outscoring Minnesota 18-8.
Despite the run, Atlanta never got closer than six points the rest of the way. The Lynx (3-4) led by double figures for most of the remainder until Cheyenne Parker’s three-point play with 1:40 left in the third made it 65-59.
Minnesota went on an 11-5 run to close the quarter and led by double digits the rest of the way.
Tiffany Hayes scored 21 for Atlanta (4-4) and Aari McDonald 15.
The Lynx beat the Dream 86-84 on Friday night.