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2016 WNBA Playoffs: Dream look to handle shorthanded Sky

The Atlanta Dream head to Chicago for a playoff matchup against the Chicago Sky.

Michael Cooper reacts to a call Photo by Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images

The Atlanta Dream look to continue their playoff march on Sunday when they travel to Chicago for a winner-take-all matchup against the Sky.

Atlanta advanced to the second-round with a 94-85 win over the Seattle Storm on Wednesday behind 37 points from Angel McCoughtry. The Dream closed the game with a 24-6 run to seal the victory. With Tiffany Hayes sidelined due to a one-game suspension, Bria Holmes stepped up with 21 points in support of McCoughtry. Hayes is expected to be back in Atlanta’s starting lineup on Sunday.

Chicago earned a first-round bye with their fourth place finish in the standings but will face Atlanta without 2015 MVP Elena Delle Donne who had surgery on her thumb last week. Delle Donne returned to practice in limited capacity earlier this week but was ruled out for Sunday’s game.

Atlanta took two of the three meetings between the two clubs this season. The Dream won both games at Philips Arena but suffered a 90-82 loss in Chicago on August 26 as Delle Donne dropped 34 points.

Delle Donne suffered the thumb injury on September 7 in a loss to Washington. Chicago went 3-2 without her over the final five games of the regular season to secure the fourth seed.

Game Info

Game Date/Time: Sunday, September 25, 1 p.m. ET

Location: Allstate Arena