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The Minnesota Lynx wrapped up a two-game road trip with an 81-72 win over the Atlanta Dream on Tuesday night in Atlanta.
Here are our three observations from Minnesota’s 21st victory of the season:
Get Your Brooms Out
With the win on Tuesday, the Lynx completed the 3-0 regular season sweep over the Dream this season.
Minnesota, which beat Atlanta on July 28 and Aug. 3 prior to Tuesday’s game, won all three games by an average margin of 11.3 points.
The Lynx have now beaten the Dream nine straight times and lead in the overall series 17-5. They are 8-3 in Atlanta.
Fowles Bounces Back Nicely
After not reaching double-figures in scoring for the first time this season in Minnesota’s loss to the Indiana Fever on Sunday, Sylvia Fowles bounced back with a monster game in Tuesday’s win.
The MVP candidate finished the game with 27 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks to lead the Lynx. Fowles shot 7-for-8 from the field and went 13-for-16 from the free throw line.
Early in the first quarter, Fowles also reached a milestone, becoming the 10th player in WNBA history to reach 2500 career rebounds.
Along with Fowles, Maya Moore finished with 16 points and four assists, Renee Montgomery had 13 points and six assists, Rebekkah Brunson had a near double-double of 10 points and nine rebounds, and both Seimone Augustus and Plenette Pierson had five points.
Lockdown Defense From Minnesota
The top defensive team in the WNBA held Atlanta in check once again Tuesday night.
The Lynx held the Dream to 36.5 percent shooting from the field in the game and limited Atlanta to just 13 attempts from the free throw line.
Minnesota also recorded seven steals and five blocks during the game.
The Lynx return to action on Friday night when they host the Los Angeles Sparks at 7 p.m. at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. That game will be aired on Fox Sports North Plus, NBATV and 106.1 BOB FM.
The game will also feature a special performance by Dan Dunn, who will paint the new Lynx logo during halftime.