After falling to 0-2 in the WNBA Finals on Tuesday, Angel McCoughtry questioned Maya Moore's physical play, while Atlanta coach Fred Williams noted the free throw discrepancy.
As if Atlanta didn't have enough to worry about with Minnesota's trio of stars, Monica Wright came off the bench to score a playoff career-high 20 points.
For the third time, Atlanta has reached the WNBA Finals, only to face a strong favorite from the Western Conference.
Defense will determine an Eastern Conference finals rematch from last season.
The Dream's Angel McCoughtry netted a WNBA Finals single-game scoring record with 38 points in a Game 2 loss to the Lynx.
The Dream are happy to have their 6-foot-5 center back after her three-game absence to help Brazil qualify for the Olympics.
More than 15,000 fans turned out to support the Minnesota Lynx as they came back from a first-half deficit to beat the Atlanta Dream at home.
With Erika de Souza absent, Sancho Lyttle has been moved from power forward to center. In Sunday's game against the Lynx, she didn't score.
It's down to Atlanta and Minnesota for the WNBA title, and somebody's going home with their first championship ring.
For the second season in a row, Atlanta will be trying to slay the league's giant when the Dream and Lynx collide in the WNBA Finals, which open Sunday in Minnesota.
The MVP candidate has carried last year's WNBA runners-up back into the playoff picture after a 2-7 start.
The WNBA playoffs field has been pared in half, with the Fever, Dream, Lynx and Mercury shooting for spots in the Finals.
The young star has hoisted Atlanta on her shoulders and led it into the playoffs, at the same time producing a movie about her life.