The Minnesota Lynx hosted the Atlanta Dream in game two of the 2013 WNBA Finals on October 8, 2013 at the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Lynx dominated game one of the series winning by a score of 85-59 and squelching the Dream’s attempts at defense almost at will. The Lynx are undefeated in the 2013 WNBA playoffs and are looking to make quick work of the Dream in the Finals.
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The Lynx started off slowly, turning the ball over twice in their first two possessions. The Dream jumped to a 4-0 lead in the opening minute and a half of the game. That was the last lead the Dream would enjoy in the game as the Lynx responded with a 12-2 run. By the end of the first quarter the Lynx ended with the Lynx squarely in the lead by 11 points at 27-16.
In the first quarter the Lynx shot for 62.5% with Lindsay Whalen leading the offense with nine points. Rebekkah Brunson made the Dream fret all quarter, snagging seven rebounds in ten minutes, leading the Lynx as they dominated both offensive and defensive rebounding throughout the quarter.
The second quarter saw more domination by the Lynx both on the boards and at the basket. With a halftime score of 51-36, the Lynx extended their lead to 15 points. Brunson picked up two more rebounds and, at the half was two points and a rebound away from a double-double. Whalen and Seimone Augustus lead the Lynx offense with 13 points each. Janel McCarville had a great scoring half with nine points going 4/5 from the field.
The third quarter saw the Lynx increase their lead to 16 points and saw Maya Moore come alive with eight points. Dream forward Angel McCoughtry picked up her fourth personal foul and Aneika Henry picked up her fifth as the Dream’s play unraveled amidst the Lynx’s smothering pressure. The third quarter ended with the Lynx up 68-52.
The fourth quarter was the most dominant of the game for the Lynx as they pulled their starters two-thirds of the way through the quarter. The Lynx outscored the Dream 20-11 to bring the final score to 88-63. McCoughtry fouled out in the fourth quarter after a very hard foul on Minnesota’s Lindsay Whalen.
After the final buzzer, Maya Moore and Rebekkah Brunson thanked the crowd for their support this season. The Lynx are hoping that this is their final home game and that they will conclude the 2013 WNBA Finals with a win in Atlanta on Thursday October 10, 2013.
The Minnesota Lynx have not been beaten in this 2013 WNBA playoff season, sweeping the first two series (best of three) and, with the win tonight, extend their Finals lead to 2-0 in the best of five series. With a win on Thursday they will sweep the Dream and go undefeated through the entire 2013 WNBA post season.
Stay tuned for updates on their Atlanta trip on The Minnesota Sports Report.