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More Moore: Lynx star leads Game 1 dominance with 23 points in 84-59 win vs. Dream

  • Minnesota Lynx guard Monica Wright (22) grabs a rebound against Atlanta Dream forward Aneika Henry (13) during Game 1 of the WNBA basketball Finals, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

    Minnesota Lynx guard Monica Wright (22) grabs a rebound against Atlanta Dream forward Aneika Henry (13) during Game 1 of the WNBA basketball Finals, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)  (The Associated Press)

  • Atlanta Dream guard Jasmine Thomas (5) pushes up to the basket against Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen (13) during Game 1 of the WNBA basketball Finals, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

    Atlanta Dream guard Jasmine Thomas (5) pushes up to the basket against Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen (13) during Game 1 of the WNBA basketball Finals, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)  (The Associated Press)

Maya Moore had 23 points, including three 3-pointers in the first quarter to propel Minnesota from the start, and the Lynx delivered a dominant 84-59 victory over the Atlanta Dream in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday night.

Moore shot 10 for 16 from the floor and grabbed seven rebounds, and Monica Wright pitched in 20 points off the bench. Seimone Augustus scored her usual 19 points, and the Lynx overwhelmed the Dream by leading the entire game and shooting 49.4 percent from the field.

Angel McCoughtry finished with 17 points for the Dream, but she needed 24 shots to get there, making just six field goals. Aneika Henry added 14 points for the Dream, who fell to 0-7 in the finals since 2010. They were swept by the Lynx in 2011.

Game 2 is here in Minnesota again on Tuesday night.