The Atlanta Dream used a 14-0 run in the fourth quarter to take control and hand the Washington Mystics an 83-73 loss. Angel McCoughtry tied a season-high with 27 points as the Dream extended their winning streak to five straight games.
This game mirrored Sunday's game in Washington in a lot of ways. Atlanta wasn't at their best offensively but found a way to grind things out. The Mystics came into the game as one of the league's least effective three-point shooting teams but hit 7-10 attempts in the first half while building a 39-34 lead.
McCoughtry came alive in the second scoring 18 of her 27 after the intermission. She made 10-22 attempts from the floor but was a perfect 7-7 at the free throw line. The Dream went 20-23 as a team from the charity stripe as compared to Washington who was just 3-4 in the game.
Tiffany Hayes added 11 points while Erika de Souza finished with 10 points and eight boards. Sancho Lyttle just missed a double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds.
The Mystics did a good job in the home-and-home series of slowing Atlanta's pace but just didn't have enough firepower offensively to pull out a victory.
Atlanta now has a two game lead in the East Standings over Chicago and Connecticut. They are back in action on Friday when they open another home-and-home series against the New York Liberty at Philips Arena.