Minnesota Lynx forward Rebekkah Brunson (32) boxes out Atlanta Dream forward Le'coe Willingham (43) in the first quarter at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen (13) is defended by Atlanta Dream guard Jasmine Thomas (5) in the first quarter at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Atlanta Dream forward Le'coe Willingham (43) reaches for a loose ball against Minnesota Lynx forward Rebekkah Brunson (32) in the first quarter at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
DULUTH, Ga. - Maya Moore scored 23 points, Rebekkah Brunson had 15 points and 12 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 86-77 on Thursday night to win their second WNBA title in three years.
Tiffany Hayes finished with 20 points and Alex Bentley had 18 for Atlanta, which was swept in the best-of-5 finals for the third time in four years.
The Dream cut the lead to three points early in the third quarter, but Moore came off a screen on the next possession and hit a 3-pointer to make it 45-39. She and Brunson combined for 19 of Minnesota's 26 points in the third.
Atlanta forward Angel McCoughtry, the WNBA's two-time defending scoring champion, finished with 13 points and shot just 28.5 percent in the finals.
Fans can welcome the Lynx home when will arrive back in the Twin Cities Monday at 5:37 p.m. on AirTran flight 109 at Terminal 2 (formerly the Humphrey Terminal).
Lynx officials say the "Victory Parade" for the Lynx will begin in downtown Minneapolis on Monday at 11:30 a.m. It will end with a rally at Target Center.
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