WNBA Playoff Capsules
Monday, September 19, 2011
ATLANTA (AP) — Angel McCoughtry scored all 12 of her points in the second half and the Atlanta Dream used another fourth-quarter surge Sunday to rally for a 69-64 win over the Connecticut Sun and advance to the Eastern Conference finals for the second consecutive season.
Sancho Lyttle, Lindsey Harding and Erika de Souza also scored 12 points each as Atlanta finished off the sweep after winning Game 1 at Connecticut on Friday night. De Souza also grabbed 12 rebounds and McCoughtry had nine.
Asjha Jones scored 15 points to lead the Sun, and Tina Charles added 13 and a franchise playoff-record 17 rebounds.
Atlanta, which has won nine of its last 10 overall, will next face Indiana or New York. The deciding Game 3 of that series is Monday night.
Silver Stars 84, Lynx 75
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jia Perkins scored 24 points and Sophia Young had 23 as San Antonio even the Western Conference semifinals series.
Becky Hammon added 18 for the Silver Stars, who had lost seven straight games to Minnesota and are trying to get past the first round for the first time since reaching the WNBA finals in 2008.
Seimone Augustus scored 24 points and Maya Moore had 16 for Minnesota, which had the league’s best regular-season record but has never won a playoff series. Lindsay Whalen added 15 points for the Lynx, and Rebekkah Brunson had a game-high 16 rebounds.
The deciding Game 3 will be Tuesday night at Minneapolis.
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