Minnesota Lynx Sweep Atlanta Dream To Earn First WNBA Championship

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 07: The Minnesota Lynx celebrates their 73-67 win over the Atlanta Dream in Game Three of the 2011 WNBA Finals at Philips Arena on October 7, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

For the third consecutive WNBA Finals game, the Atlanta Dream held a halftime lead. And for the third consecutive contest, the Minnesota Lynx stormed back for the win. Minnesota gets its first WNBA Championship in franchise history in their first trip ever to the WNBA Finals in sweeping fashion.

The Dream crowd of 11,543 fans in the Philips Arena watched as the Lynx took over in the final 20 minutes to pull away with a 73-67 victory. The game was not without drama however, as the Dream closed what was an eight-point Minnesota lead with 2:10 to play into a 1-point lead with 1:17 remaining. However, the Lynx finished strong from the stripe, hitting 9-of-12 from the free throw line in the closing minutes to ice the game. 

Minnesota's offense came from a quadruplet of players. Finals MVP Seimone Augustus poured in 16 points to lead the way, and averaged 24.7 points through the series with the Dream. Maya Moore, Rebekkah Brunson and Candice Wiggins all joined Augustus in double-digit scoring. As has been the standard, Angel McCoughtry led the Dream with 22 points in the losing bid.

MIN/ATL Game 3 Boxscore

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Swish Appeal

You must be a member of Swish Appeal to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Swish Appeal. You should read them.

Join Swish Appeal

You must be a member of Swish Appeal to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Swish Appeal. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker