Dream Beat Lynx, Post Second Straight Win

Atlanta 73, Minnesota 67

MINNEAPOLIS, July 9 (AP) -- Betty Lennox scored 17 of her 24 points in the second half and the Atlanta Dream won their second straight game, beating the Minnesota Lynx 73-67 on Wednesday night.

Ivory Latta and Jennifer Lacy had 11 each for the Dream, who lost the first 17 games of their inaugural season before getting their first win Saturday against Chicago.

Seimone Augustus led Minnesota with 17 points. Nicky Anosike and Candice Wiggins added 11 for the Lynx, who have lost four of five and nine of 12.

Trailing 66-60 with 3:11 to play, four different players scored during a 13-1 run by the Dream to finish the game, including a three-point play by Lacy and Tamera Young's layup after a long outlet pass from Kristin Haynie.

Haynie scored on a drive with 35 seconds to play for a 71-67 lead.

Minnesota led by 16 midway through the third quarter, before Lennox scored nine points in a 15-4 run to get Atlanta within 54-49 at the quarter's close.

A free throw by Lennox, who spent the first three years of her career in Minnesota, got the Dream within one with 6:42 to play, but Wiggins answered with a 3-pointer. Wiggins was named the WNBA Rookie of the Month for June earlier in the day.

Minnesota made just six of its final 16 free throw attempts.

Back-to-back baskets by Augustus put the Lynx up 19-6 after one quarter. Atlanta shot just 16.7 percent in the frame.

Minnesota led 15-2 last Saturday in Seattle, before losing 96-71.

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