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Minnesota guard Lindsay Whalen shoots against Atlanta Dream guard Jasmine Thomas in the second quarter of Game 2 of the WNBA Finals on Tuesday at Target Center in Minneapolis. Reuters

Lynx top Dream for 2-0 series lead


Seimone Augustus scored 20 points to help the Minnesota Lynx defeat the Atlanta Dream 88-63 on Tuesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the WNBA Finals.

The blowout followed Minnesota's 84-59 victory on Sunday in Game 1 of the best-of-five series. The Lynx can clinch their second title in three years Thursday in Atlanta.

Maya Moore and Lindsay Whalen each scored 14 points and Rebekkah Brunson added 12 points and 10 rebounds for Minnesota.

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