Atlanta overcame an early deficit to outlast the Connecticut Sun 94-88 in overtime Friday night at Philips Arena. The Dream trailed 54-41 early in the third quarter before an 18-5 run by the home team tied the game up. Sancho Lyttle hit Atlanta's only three point basket of the night with just 12.2 seconds remaining to tie the game and eventually send it to overtime.
Angel McCoughtry came up big in the overtime putting the Dream up 88-83 with a jumper that just beat the shot clock buzzer with 22 seconds remaining in the game. McCoughtry finished with a game high 26 points and 12 rebounds. Lindsey Harding finished with 21 points and five assists including nine of the Atlanta's last ten points in the third quarter when they got back into the game. Sancho Lyttle added 20 points and five rebounds while Erika de Souza finished with a double double 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Asjha Jones led the way for the Sun with 21 points while Tina Charles logged a double double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Connecticut out rebounded Atlanta 52-41 but turned the ball over 21 times while Atlanta had just 12 turnovers. The Dream were able to get to the free throw line ten more times than Connecticut going 19-26 for the game.
The win is Atlanta's third consecutive and 10th in their last 13 games. The Dream now head back out on the road with their first stop in Connecticut to complete the home and home series with the Sun. The Dream then have stops in Chicago and Indiana before returning home.
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