Last night the Minnesota Lynx took the commanding 2-0 series lead in the WNBA Finals, but it took scoring from every single active player on the team including 15 4th quarter points from Seimone Augustus who scored a franchise-playoff record 36 points in Minnesota’s 101-95 win.
Led by Angel McCoughtry ‘s WNBA Finals record 38 points, the Dream came out on fire but were outscored 32-21 in the final quarter of game 2, not to mention Angel only scored five points on 1-of-7 shooting during the same period.
Even on a very quiet night for metro Atlanta native Maya Moore (8pts &5 fouls in 15mins) the Lynx benched stepped up scoring 25 points including 13 points in 18 minutes from Jessica Adair.
The Dream had hoped the return of 6-foot-5 center Erika De Souza would help them steal game 2 on the road however, in 26 minutes of action she only totaled 8 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.
I had predicted that Atlanta would win this series by finding a way to defeat the Lynx on the road and winning the championship this Sunday at Philips Arena.
Not so much…
With the odds now stacked against them the Dream will need help from their bench that has been outscored 31-26 and also eliminate 4th quarter mistakes where they’ve been outscored 58-33.
The series now shifts to Philips Arena the as the Dream look to avoid the three game sweep Friday night at 8pm.
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