Dream fall to 12-17 with loss to Lynx

Atlanta Dream guard Tiffany Hayes scored 24. (AP file Photo/Danny Karnik)

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Atlanta Dream guard Tiffany Hayes scored 24. (AP file Photo/Danny Karnik)

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Tiffany Hayes scored 24 but the Dream lost to the Minnesota Lynx 92-85 Thursday night in College Park.

Rhyne Howard added 18 points, while Cheyenne Parker scored 14 with six rebounds for the Dream (12-17)

Aerial Powers scored 25 points and the Lynx started fast and cruised to the victory.

Moriah Jefferson finished with 14 points and seven assists for Minnesota (11-19), which ended a three-game skid. Sylvia Fowles had 12 points and 14 rebounds, while Kayla McBride scored 11.

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Powers had 10 points and the Lynx shot 65.6% (21 of 32), including 4 of 6 from 3-point range, to take a 49-29 lead at halftime.

The Dream shot 34.4% and made just 2 of 9 from 3-point distance before intermission. But Atlanta outscored Minnesota 40-27 in the final quarter.