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Atlanta Dream Tip Off WNBA Playoffs Tonight Against Washington Mystics

The Dream begin a three-game Conference Semifinals series in Washington tonight at 7 P.M, returning to Atlanta for game 2 Friday night.

Dream forward Angel McCoughty, a USA Basketball reserve and the 2009 WNBA Rookie of the Year from Louisville, leads the squad in minutues, scoring, and steals, and she's second in rebounds and assists. Her Dreammates Iziane Castro Marquez and Sancho Lyttle made this year's All-Star team. They lead the Dream against Washington's loaded lineup featuring three-fifths of the WNBA All-Star starters.

19-15 Atlanta lost three of its four regular season games against the 22-12 Mystics.

The top-seeded Mystics will have home court for the rubber match, if needed. 

For a review of the Dream's season and more, check out fan blog Pleasant Dreams. For more women's hoops, see SB Nation's own Swish Appeal.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.