June 19, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Dream forward Sancho Lyttle drives to the basket in the first half of the game against the New York Liberty at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE
The Atlanta Dream take on the Washington Mystics in a key Eastern Conference showdown.
If the Atlanta Dream are to hold on to the No. 3 spot in the WNBA's Eastern Conference, they will need to take care of business against some of the weaker teams in the league as the season winds down. They'll get a shot at the 5-17 Washington Mystics on Friday night at 7 p.m. ET with a chance to do that and get above .500 on the season.
The Dream are coming off of a 82-71 victory over the Chicago Sky on Wednesday. Dream forward Sancho Lyttle led Atlanta with 24 points to go with seven rebounds and five assists during the victory, bringing the Dream to 11-11 on the year.
As a team, the Dream shot better than 50 percent from the floor and hit on 33.33 percent of their three-point attempts against the Sky. Some of that three-point shooting would be helpful Friday against the Mystics, who scored 28 points in the fourth quarter of their last game, a loss to San Antonio.
You can catch the game on NBATV, Comcast Sports Network and streaming at WNBA Live Access.
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