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Lynx lockdown Dream, put on defensive clinic

The Minnesota Lynx held nothing back, as they jumped on the Atlanta Dream. The Dream are coming off of their biggest win thus far this season after taking down the red hot LA Sparks. On a night that Maya Moore struggled to score, Seimone Augustus stepped up to fill the void.

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Minneapolis, MN -€” Students from around the metro area flooded Target Center on Wednesday afternoon decked out in fluorescent colors for the annual ‘Camp Day' matinee. The Atlanta Dream (12-12) who was in search of another upset win tried to slow down the red-hot Minnesota Lynx (20-4), but for the third time, this season they steamrolled to 83-65 victory in front of a boisterous home crowd.

The Lynx sent a message right from the jump, as Rebekkah Brunson muscled her way on the low block dominating both ends of the boards, proving why she's ranked third in the league for offensive rebounding. Brunson's efforts allowed the Lynx the opportunity to build momentum right before opening the second quarter with a 21-14 lead.

With nine minutes to go in the first half, Sylvia Fowles converted a three-point play that sparked a 12-2 run for the Lynx, as Minnesota led by at least eight points the rest of the way.

Fowles wasn't the only Lynx player to get hot, as Seimone Augustus showcased her top-notch scoring abilities finishing with a game-high 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting. The second-ranked Lynx had 22 assists on 29 field goals, shooting 51 percent compared to Atlanta's 38.3 percent, including 2-of-12 from 3-point range.

Layshia Clarendon lead the way for Atlanta with 11 points, followed by Tiffany Hayes with nine points.

Minnesota now ties the Los Angeles Sparks with the league record for most consecutive 20 win seasons at six. Currently, the Lynx have a five-game winning streak.