If defense wins championships the Lynx have to be feeling really good after putting the clamps on Atlanta in a 69-54 win Thursday night.
Minnesota was down by six points before outscoring Atlanta 23-2 in the fourth quarter. The Dream didn't make a single shot, going 0-for-18 from the floor, and wouldn't have scored if not for a pair of free throws.
“I’ve been in basketball a long time,” Dream coach Michael Cooper told the Star Tribune. “This is something new to see.”
Believe it or not, two points is not the record for fewest points in a quarter. In 2011, the Chicago Sky scored just one point in a quarter against the New York Liberty.
Minnesota put the Dream on lockdown without Lindsay Whalen, who left the game in the third quarter with an injury to her left pinky. It's unknown how severe her injury is.
The Lynx are now 20-2 on the season, 3 1/2 games ahead of the L.A. Sparks for the WNBA lead.
Minnesota has already clinched a playoff spot.