Augustus Leads Lynx to 2-0 Lead in WNBA Finals
by Associated Press
October 05, 2011 10:49 PM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Seimone Augustus scored 36 points to lead Minnesota's second-half surge, and the Lynx moved within one win of their first WNBA title by beating the Atlanta Dream 101-95 in Game
2 of the league championship series on Wednesday night.
Jessica Adair added 13 points in 18 minutes in a reserve role for the Lynx, who took a commanding 2-0 lead by overcoming 38 points by the Dream's Angel McCoughtry. Game 3 in the best-of-five matchup is set for Friday night in Atlanta.
With veteran center Taj McWilliams-Franklin on the bench with a sprained right knee suffered late in the third quarter, WNBA Rookie of the Year Maya Moore sitting for most of the game in foul trouble and fellow All-Star Rebekkah Brunson having a quiet game, Augustus took over.