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Lynx lose to Atlanta 88-75

Lynx lose to Atlanta 88-75 Click to Enlarge Photo: WNBA.com

Aug 21, 2013 at 4:22 am

ATLANTA (AP) Tiffany Hayes scored 23 points and the Atlanta Dream recovered after blowing a 17-point lead in the first half and rallied to beat the Minnesota Lynx 88-75 on Tuesday night.

WNBA scoring leader Angel McCoughtry had 19 points and Erika De Souza added 16 points and 16 rebounds as Atlanta scored the first 10 points of the fourth quarter and went on to its third straight win — all at home.

Maya Moore made four of five 3-pointers and led Minnesota with 23 points. Rebekkah Brunson had 16 points and 14 rebounds and Seimone Augustus added 14 points for the Lynx, who began the night one-half game ahead of Los Angeles for the Western Conference lead.

Minnesota outscored Atlanta 29-14 in the third quarter to take a 70-66 lead.

The Dream opened the fourth with five straight baskets to reclaim the advantage.

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