Atlanta Dream playing second consecutive game without Angel McCoughtry routed the Washington Mystics on the road. McCoughtry stayed back in Atlanta with her “personal reasons” which allowed her to go clubbing on Thursday night. Without McCoughtry ball hogging, the Dream displayed some nice unselfish team play you don’t see often with her on the floor. Atlanta led by as much as 26 in the second half, Washington closed the deficit to 8, but that was it.
Chicago Sky managed to lose 6 point lead in just about 50 seconds. 4 of those points came off their turnovers in the final 20 seconds of regulation. In overtime the hosts had the momentum and they led for most part. Up 3 in the final seconds and with the ball, Tulsa turned it over, giving Chicago Sky the chance to tie the game. So the “obvious” move by Pokey Chatman was to take out Courtney Vandersloot who had been 5 from 7 from the 3p range while the rest of the team was 6 from 22. “Surprisingly” that didn’t work out – Prince and Murphy missed two three pointers and it was game over for Sky – their ninth consecutive loss and 13th of the last 14 games.
Sylvia Fowles appeared to have a bum knee – she played just 19 minutes and didn’t look good doing it.
Atlanta Dream – Washington Mystics 81-69
Dream: Price 19, Hayes 16, Harding 16, Lyttle 14, Kraayeveld 10
Mystics: Ajavon 20, Langhorne 17, Currie 14
Chicago Sky – Tulsa Shock 78-81 OT
Sky: Vandersloot 23, Murphy 17, Cash 11, Prince 11
Shock: Hodges 22, Williams 22, Lacy 15