Posted: Tuesday, August 20th 2013 at 10:12pm
Dream dominate final period to beat Lynx
By The Associated Press
ATLANTA -- 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.
Maya Moore made four of five 3-pointers and led Minnesota with 23 points. Rebekkah Brunson had 16 points and 14 rebounds and Seimone Augustus added 14 points for the Lynx (18-7), who began the night one-half game ahead of Los Angeles for the Western Conference lead.
Minnesota outscored Atlanta 29-14 in the third quarter to take a 70-66 lead.
The Dream opened the fourth with five straight baskets to reclaim the advantage.
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