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Tuesday September 1st, 2015 10:13AM

Dream dominate final period to beat Lynx

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA -- 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 (14-9) 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 (18-7), 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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