The Minnesota Lynx turned a meeting of the best teams in the WNBA into a mismatch.
Monica Wright, playing in the place of injured star Seimone Augustus, scored a season-high 22 points to help the Lynx rout the Atlanta Dream 94-72 on Tuesday night. Lindsay Whalen added 20 points for Minnesota (9-3), which never trailed and extended its home winning streak to 15 games.
''(Wright) was great and it's not a surprise to us when she steps into the starting lineup and does this for us,'' said Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve. ''She was really pleased with her defense and her overall game. And this game was for Seimone.''
Angel McCoughtry scored 16 points to lead Atlanta (10-2), which was playing for the first time in July. The Dream had a night filled with uncharacteristic defensive lapses, losing for the first time since June 9. They entered the game as the league's top defensive team only to see Minnesota shoot better than 60 percent in the first half. Th...