From the Minnesota Lynx perspective, Minneapolis can change its name to Title Town. With their 86 to 77 win over Atlanta, the Lynx swept their way through the Finals and the WNBA playoffs and captured the second championship in three years.
Facing elimination the Dream gave the Lynx everything they could handle and shot 9-for-17 from three point range after struggling the first two games. After outscoring the Dream 27-17 in the first quarter, Atlanta tightened up defensively and pulled to within three points at the half.
The game changed in the third quarter when Janel McCarville led the break and found Rebekah Brunson with a between the legs pass. Brunson made the layup and was fouled giving the lead and sparked a 13-2 run that extended the lead to double digits. Atlanta shot poorly from the field in Minnesota were able to keep themselves in the game thanks to 6-11 shooting from three point range.
Maya Moore led the way for the Lynx with 23 points and with the performance earned MVP honors. Her baseline jumpshot gave the Lynx an 11 point lead with a little more than a minute left in the game putting the game and the champagne on ice.
All five starters finished in double figures scoring led by Moore. Rebekah Brunson and Lindsay Whalen added 15, Seimone Augustus added 14 and Janel McCarville scored 10 points in the victory. It was the second straight game in which the Lynx starters cashed in with double digit scoring.