There was no smile from Seimone Augustus as she walked alone through the bowels of Target Center. Her shoulders were slunk, her head was down. It took all the gas remaining in Augustus tank and in her surgically repaired left knee just to make it to the Minnesota Lynxs locker room.
With one more victory, she can rest.
Augustus was a one-woman wrecking crew Wednesday night at Target Center, matching Dream standout Angel McCoughtry nearly shot-for-shot as the two superstars traded haymakers, carrying their respective teams through a 56-foul slopfest. Augustus ultimately earned the decision, scoring a career playoff high 36 points in Minnesotas 101-95 victory, which pulled the Lynx within one win of the franchises first WNBA title.
The best individual performance Ive seen in the playoffs, Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said. Shes a warrior, she is hurt, and shes tough.
McCoughtrys WNBA Finals record 38 points following a record-setting 19-point third quarter in Game 1 were for naught....