Lynx win first WNBA title

9:48 PM, Oct 7, 2011   |    comments
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Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Thanks to 16 points from Seimone Augustus and stifling defense in the second half, the Minnesota Lynx captured their first WNBA championship with a 73-67 victory over the Atlanta Dream.

Augustus was named Finals MVP for her performances, which led the Lynx to a sweep in the best-of-five series. She posted 22 points and seven assists in Game 1 and had a franchise-playoff record 36 points in Game 2, including 15 in the fourth quarter.

Rookie of the year Maya Moore added 15 points and seven rebounds Friday to help the Lynx, who trailed at halftime but limited the Dream to eight points in the third quarter.

Angel McCoughtry had 22 points to lead the Dream, who lost in the Finals for the second consecutive year. They were swept by Seattle last season.

Erika de Souza had 15 rebounds and 11 points in the loss.

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