McWilliams-Franklin, Moore help Lynx outlast Dream



MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Taj McWilliams-Franklin made a 15-footer and a pair of key defensive plays in the final minute of the second overtime Friday night as the Minnesota Lynx rallied from a 25-point deficit and defeated the Atlanta Dream 97-93 in a rematch of last year’s WNBA Finals.

Maya Moore scored 23 points to lead the Lynx (23-4) while McWilliams-Franklin added 15 points. Rebekkah Brunson had 15 points and 18 rebounds while Seimone Augustus added 14 as Minnesota completed its largest comeback victory in franchise history.

Angel McCoughtry scored 30 points to lead the Dream (15-14) while Lindsey Harding added 23. Atlanta has now lost eight straight to Minnesota, including a 3-0 sweep in the Finals a year ago.