Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 6/30/14

BEIJING - AUGUST 11: Candace Parker #15 (L) and #5 Seimone Augustus of the United States fight for a rebound against Miao Lijie #8 (R) and Song Xiaoyun #4 of China during their women's basketball game on Day 3 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the Wukesong Indoor Stadium on August 11, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Seimone Augustus and the Minnesota Lynx completed a near-perfect postseason by beating the Atlanta Dream 73-67 on Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA championship series. Augustus had 16 points and Maya Moore, returning to her Atlanta home, had 15 to lead a balanced scoring attack as the Lynx won their first WNBA title. Minnesota closed the postseason with six straight wins, including sweeps of Phoenix in the Western Conference finals and Atlanta in the championship series. Most Minnesota players celebrated in a pile of hugs on the court. Taj McWilliams-Franklin, the 41-year-old starting center, headed to the bench to engulf coach Cheryl Reeve in a hug. Angel McCoughtry led Atlanta with 22 points. Erika de Souza, who had 11, was Atlanta's only other scorer in double figures. Rebekkah Brunson had 13 points and nine rebounds for Minnesota, while Candice Wiggins had 10 points. Atlanta was swept by Seattle in the 2010 WNBA finals. The Dream trailed by eight po...
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