Collier’s 22 points, 11 boards, 5 assists lead Lynx by Dream
ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie Napheesa Collier had 22 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 85-69 on Tuesday night.
Collier, the WNBA rookie of the month for July, scored 10 straight points during Minnesota’s 15-0 run for a 75-64 lead. She had just four points at halftime.
Sylvia Fowles added 12 points and 11 rebounds for Minnesota (11-11), and Seimone Augustus played in her first game since offseason knee surgery.
Fowles became the fourth player in league history to reach 600 blocks. Augustus had 8 points in 21 minutes to move into 10th on the WNBA career scoring list.
Renee Montgomery scored 19 points for Atlanta (5-18), which has lost eight straight. Tiffany Hayes and Alex Bentley each had 12 points.
Pro Football Hall of Fame receiver Randy Moss sat courtside.