The Atlanta Dream picked right up where they left off Wednesday night as they won their second straight game with a 92-76 defeat of the Tulsa Shock.
After taking at 23-19 lead after one, Atlanta blew the game wide open in the second quarter. The Dream outscored the Shock 24-6 in the period to take a 47-25 lead into the intermission. Tulsa made just 3-23 attempts in the second quarter and was 7-37 in the first half for 19 percent.
Atlanta continued to pour it on in the third quarter extending the lead to as many as 28 points. Tulsa cut into the deficit in the fourth behind the play of Odyssey Sims and Skylar Diggins but the Dream never relinquished control.
Atlanta received a boost with the return of Angel McCoughtry to the Dream's lineup. McCoughtry didn't start but played 16 minutes and finished with 12 points, four rebounds and three assists. More importantly McCoughtry looked healthy and was flying up and down the court in transition and that is a very good sign for the Dream as they head into the playoffs.
Erika de Souza led the Dream with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Aneika Henry finished with a double-double of her own with 10 points and 12 boards. Sancho Lyttle added 17 points and seven rebounds. Atlanta out rebounded Tulsa by a 48-34 margin. Shoni Schimmel electrified the crowd with her passing and finished with 13 points and nine assists off the bench. The Dream did a good job of sharing the ball and wracked up 27 assists on 37 made baskets. Diggins led Tulsa with 24 points while Sims added 23.
Atlanta will wrap up the regular season schedule on the road Sunday with a matchup against the Connecticut Sun.