Make it six consecutive wins for the Minnesota Lynx (9-6) who overcame a sloppy first half to beat the Atlanta Dream 85-74 Friday night at Target Center.
Maya Moore led the way with 24 points on 9-of-15 shooting, including connecting on 4-of-6 from three. Sylvia Fowles, the reigning WNBA MVP, scored 13 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for her 13th double-double of the season.
Minnesota turned the ball over 12 times in the first half before storming out of the gate in the second half by outscoring Atlanta 25-15 in the third quarter.
“It was a good halftime in terms of the things they had to say and the look in their eyes and the way we came out of there,” said head coach Cheryl Reeve, via the team's website.
The Lynx have won by at least 11 points in five of their six wins during this streak.
At 9-6, the Lynx are just two games behind Phoenix (12-5) for the lead in the Western Conference, although Los Angeles (11-5) and Seattle (11-5) are both ahead of them as well.
Up next: Minnesota vs. Dallas, Monday at 7 p.m.