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WNBA 2014: Dream bounce back with 89-80 win over Sun

Angel McCoughtry poured in 25 points while Tiffany Hayes finished with 23 to help lead the Atlanta Dream to an 89-80 win over the Connecticut Sun and snapped a four-game losing streak.


Atlanta's Angel McCoughtry and Erika de Souza bounced back in a big way to help the Atlanta Dream to an 89-80 win over the Connecticut Sun snapping a four-game losing streak.

Atlanta's offense had struggled since the All-Star Break but they came out on Tuesday looking to push the ball in transition which led to some high percentage looks. The Dream finished with a 20-4 advantage in fast break points which helped them to pull away in the second half.

McCoughtry finished with a game-high 25 points on 10-16 shooting. She had averaged just over 16 per game and was shooting just 35 percent during the losing streak. Erika de Souza snapped out of a long slump finishing with 17 points on 6-10 shooting to go along with five rebounds. De Souza had gone five straight games without scoring in double figures. Tiffany Hayes scored 11 of her 23 points in the fourth quarter as Atlanta put the game away for good. The Dream never trailed in the second half.

Kelsey Bone led the Sun with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Alyssa Thomas added 17 while Chiney Ogwumike finished with 16.

The Dream grab a much needed win and at least temporarily increase their lead in the Eastern Conference standings to 3.5 games over the Washington Mystics who play in New York later tonight. Five of Atlanta's next six games will be on the road beginning Thursday night in Tulsa.