ATLANTA - Seimone 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 victory at Phillips Arena was Minnesota's first since sweeping Atlanta in the WNBA finals last year. Angel McCoughtry, who began the game leading the league with a 22.7 scoring average, finished with 14 points. McCoughtry did not play in the last two games because of personal reasons and was held out of the starting lineup. Sancho Lyttle added 14 points for Atlanta, which had won two straight and three of four.
Augustus, the MVP of last year's finals, scored eight points in the third quarter. She hit 17-foot jump shots on consecutive possessions to push Minnesota's lead to 63-54 at the 3:20 mark. Minnesota improved the WNBA's best record to 19-4. The Lynx are 8-3 on the road.
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