In a fun up and down game which featured 19 lead changes and 12 ties, Atlanta Dream prevailed in the final stretch of the game. Final quarter turned out to be a shootout between Danielle McCray and Angel McCoughtry. McCray scored 12 points, including 3 from 3 shots behind the arc, McCoughtry had 18 points, scoring on 7 from 8 field goals. In the final minute Connecticut went cold while Atlanta made some big shots for the win. Sancho Lyttle and Erika de Souza both recorded double-doubles for the Dream, while Connecticut had played for some portion of the game with four guard lineup.
An inspired third quarter jump shooting performance saw the Chicago Sky erasing a 10 point halftime deficit and turning it in a four point lead going in the final quarter against the Los Angeles Sparks. In the fourth quarter some timely shots, rebounds and steals allowed Chicago to hang on to the win, allowing them to catch up with New York Liberty in the standings. Epiphanny Prince led the Sky with 17 points and 9 assists. Five other Sky players scored in double-digits. After leaving yesterday’s game with an injury, Sylvia Fowles was healthy enough to play 34 minutes. Ticha Penicheiro was on the bench in street clothes.
Connecticut Sun – Atlanta Dream 80-87
Sun: Lawson 16, McCray 15, Montgomery 13, Charles 11 (11 reb)
Dream: McCoughtry 24, Lyttle 15 (13 reb), De Souza 14 (12 reb)
Los Angeles Sparks – Chicago Sky 74-85
Sparks: Toliver 19, Beard 16, Parker 15, Ogwumike 11
Sky: Prince 17, Vandersloot 15, Fowles 14, Murphy 13, Cash 13, Young 11