WNBA Playoffs 2013
The Atlanta Dream put up more of a fight at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Game Three of the WNBA Finals, but the result was the same - a third loss to the Minnesota Lynx, finishing the sweep and earning Minnesota a second WNBA Championship.
While the Minnesota Lynx return to the WNBA Finals with one of the most consistently successful point guards in league history, the Atlanta Dream return with an entirely different rotation. And while Tiffany Hayes has gotten much-deserved attention as a candidate for Sixth Woman of the Year, it might be Alex Bentley's defense that plays a role in the Dream's success.
The Minnesota Lynx are generally considered the favorite to win the 2013 WNBA Finals, but the pair of regular season meetings between the two teams showed how the Atlanta Dream are a team that will capitalize on any mistakes the favorite makes.
Minnesota Lynx reserve Monica Wright came in second in Sixth Woman of the Year award voting, perhaps in part because the versatile wing's value to one of the most dominant teams in league history isn't easily quantifiable.
With the Minnesota Lynx being the favorite coming into the 2013 WNBA Finals, we look at a few notes on how the Atlanta Dream at home on August 20.
In a thrilling back and forth battle between Atlanta and Indiana in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Fever had their chances but Atlanta held on for a 84-79 victory to win the first game of the best-of-three series.
The Atlanta Dream used a 15-2 run in Game 3 of their first round series against the Washington Mystics to return to the Eastern Conference Finals. Although Angel McCoughtry was a big part of their effort, it wasn't her scoring that carried the team.
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