Napheesa Collier scored 26 points, including two decisive free throws with 1.5 seconds left, as the host Minnesota Lynx defeated the Atlanta Dream 86-84 on Friday night in Minneapolis.

Kayla McBride added 17 points, Layshia Clarendon scored 14 and Crystal Dangerfield had 13 as the Lynx won their second straight after an 0-4 start.

Tiffany Hayes, whose layup tied the score with 5.2 seconds left, posted 23 points and eight rebounds, Courtney Williams had 15 points and 10 rebounds, Aari McDonald scored 15 and Crystal Bradford 12 to lead the Dream (4-3), who saw their four-game winning streak end.

Hayes scored eight points as Atlanta extended its one-point halftime lead to 57-48 midway through the third quarter.

Clarendon scored the Lynx's final eight points as they pulled within 68-63 at the end of the third quarter.

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Atlanta extended the lead to seven points before Dangerfield scored seven straight Minnesota points to help it take a 79-76 lead with 3:28 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Williams made two free throws and a basket to give the Dream an 80-79 lead with 1:51 left.

Collier and Clarendon made two free throws each to give the Lynx an 83-80 lead with 1:04 remaining.

Tianna Hawkins' layup pulled Atlanta within one point before Collier made one of two free throws for an 84-82 lead with 12.9 seconds left.

Sylvia Fowles made consecutive layups to start a 9-0 run that gave Minnesota a 13-5 lead.

The Dream pulled even at 21 at the end of a 7-0 run before Natalie Achonwa's layup gave the Lynx a 23-21 at the end of the first quarter.

Bradford's 3-pointer gave Atlanta a 28-25 lead, which grew to six points before the Lynx made a push.

Collier had five points during an 8-0 run that put Minnesota back on top before Hawkins' 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds remaining gave the Dream a 42-41 halftime lead.