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Atlanta Defeats Minnesota 85-82 - Recap

Atlanta got 23 points from Angel McCoughtry en route to a 85-82 victory over Minnesota on Friday at Philips Arena.

Bettors who backed the Dream were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of -1.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 163.5.

Atlanta got 16 points from Erika de Souza and another 15 points from Tiffany Hayes. Celine Dumerc contributed 7 assists, while Sancho Lyttle cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.

The Lynx got a 22-point performance from Lindsay Whalen, who was supported by 17 points from Janel McCarville. Seimone Augustus had 6 assists in a losing cause for Minnesota, while Maya Moore grabbed 9 rebounds.

Atlanta led at halftime, 50-33.

Atlanta won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 37-36.

Next game, Atlanta takes its act on the road to face Washington looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head home to face Phoenix.