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6:30 p.m., McCamish Pavilion
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The Minnesota Lynx look to extend on their four-game winning streak when they hit the road to take on the Atlanta Dream on Friday in Atlanta.
The Lynx come in at a WNBA-leading 17-2 overall to sit atop the WNBA standings. The Dream enter at 10-11 on the season and are in eighth place.
Coming Off Of…
Minnesota is coming off of a 76-75 win over the New York Liberty on Tuesday in St. Paul.
Maya Moore led the way with 27 points and five rebounds. Sylvia Fowles had 18 points and nine rebounds, Lindsay Whalen had 12 points, Plenette Pierson had seven points and five rebounds and Seimone Augustus added six points, three rebounds and three assists.
Atlanta is coming off of a 99-91 overtime win over the Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday in Atlanta.
Layshia Clarendon had 15 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, Brittney Sykes had 20 points and 13 rebounds and Tiffany Hayes had 19 points, six assists and four rebounds to lead the Dream. Elizabeth Williams had 16 points and Sancho Lyttle had 14 points and nine rebounds.
Friday’s game is the first regular season meeting between Minnesota and Atlanta this season. The Lynx held a 3-0 season series advantage over the Dream a season ago, with the last matchup ending in a 95-87 Lynx win on Sept. 17 at Target Center.
In that game, Fowles had 30 points and eight rebounds and Moore had 21 points and eight assists for Minnesota. Natasha Howard had 11 points and nine rebounds, Augustus had 10 points and six rebounds and both Whalen and Renee Montgomery added eight points.
For Atlanta, Angel McCoughtry had 18 points and four assists and Hayes added 16 points and four assists to lead the way. Bria Holmes had 15 points and Elizabeth Williams and Reshanda Gray had 14 points each.
Friday’s game is the first of three games between the Lynx and Dream this season. They will play again on Aug. 3 in Minnesota and Aug. 8 back in Atlanta.
Key Matchup: Maya Moore vs. Tiffany Hayes
One matchup that will be key in Friday’s game will come between Minnesota’s Maya Moore and Atlanta’s Tiffany Hayes.
Moore has turned her play up a notch as of late, averaging 16.3 points (12th in WNBA), 5.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists (14th in WNBA) and 1.7 steals (5th in WNBA) per game.
Hayes is averaging 17.4 points (9th in WNBA), 4.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.6 steals (6th in WNBA) so far in 2017.
Atlanta: Aneika Henry-Morello (foot) and Angel McCoughtry (personal) are out.
Minnesota: No injuries to report.
Atlanta: PG – Clarendon, SG – Sykes, SF – Hayes, PF – Lyttle, C – Williams
Minnesota: PG – Whalen, SG – Augustus, SF – Moore, PF – Brunson, C – Fowles