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The Minnesota Lynx improved to a WNBA-best 18-2 overall with a 90-80 win over the Atlanta Dream on Friday night in Atlanta.
Here are our three observations from the game:
It’s Fowles’ World, We’re Just Living In It
Sylvia Fowles continued her stellar 2017 season on Friday night in Atlanta, dominating the game from the start.
She led the Lynx with 29 points, eight rebounds and three blocks in just over 34 minutes. Her 29 points is her second-highest point total this season, with her season-high coming on June 11 when she scored 30.
Fowles shot 11-of-15 from the field and went 7-for-10 from the free throw line in the game.
Another example of why she should have her name in the WNBA’s MVP conversation.
Starters Put On A Show
Led by Fowles, the Lynx starting five put on a show in the victory.
Maya Moore added 17 points, three assists, three rebounds and three steals, Semione Augustus had a double-double of 14 points, 10 assists and four rebounds, Rebekkah Brunson had 12 points, eight rebound and two steals and Lindsay Whalen finished with four points and six assists.
Augustus’ double-double is the second of her career, according to Lynx PR. She also tied a career-high with her 10 assists.
Clicking On Both Ends Of The Floor
Minnesota played well on both sides of the floor against Atlanta.
Offensively, the Lynx shot 56.1 percent from the field in the game. They assisted on 30 of their 37 baskets and had eight different players score in the game.
Defensively, Minnesota held Atlanta to shoot 46.9 percent from the field, while forcing the Dream into 17 turnovers. The Lynx also recorded 12 steals in the game.
The Lynx are back in action on Sunday evening when they host the Seattle Storm at 6 p.m. at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The game will be aired on Fox Sports North, NBA TV and 106.1 BOB FM.