Seimone Augustus scored 23 points, Rebekkah Brunson added 21 and the Minnesota Lynx won their sixth straight game with an 84-74 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Saturday night.
The victory at Phillips Arena was Minnesota's first since sweeping Atlanta in the WNBA finals last year.
Angel McCoughtry, who began the game leading the league with a 22.7 scoring average, finished with 14 points. McCoughtry did not play in the last two games because of personal reasons and was held out of the starting lineup.
Sancho Lyttle added 14 points for Atlanta, which had won two straight and three of four.
Augustus, the MVP of last year's finals, scored eight points in the third quarter. She hit 17-foot jump shots on consecutive possessions to push Minnesota's lead to 63-54 at the 3:20 mark.
Minnesota improved the WNBA's best record to 19-4. The Lynx are 8-3 on the road.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Jia Perkins scored 21 points and Danielle Adams added 18 to lead the Silver Stars to a victory over the Shock.
Sophia Young added 15 points and Becky Hammon 13 for San Antonio (17-6).
Riquna Williams led Tulsa (4-19) with 17 points and Ivory Latta added 15. They were the only two players in double figures.
Two days after having their 12-game winning streak snapped by the Sparks in Los Angeles, San Antonio extended its home winning streak to nine. The Silver Stars only loss at home came in their opener May 30 against Chicago.
San Antonio outscored Tulsa 47-25 in the second and third quarters in securing its ninth straight victory over the Shock.