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Sun Vs. Dream Final Score: Angel McCoughtry Returns As Atlanta Knocks Off East-Leading Connecticut

Angel McCoughtry finally made some news on the court as she returned from a team-imposed suspension to score 18 of her 24 points in the fourth quarter as the Atlanta Dream knocked off the Connecticut Sun 87-80.

McCoughtry has been the story over the last week thanks to her suspension, but she reminded everyone today how much of a factor she can be on the court. McCoughtry didn't start, but found her rhythm in the fourth quarter and the Dream looked much more like their old selves than they have in a long time. McCoughtry finished with 24 points on 8-14 shooting. She also finished with three assists and two steals.

The Dream's twin towers inside of Sancho Lyttle and Erika de Souza both logged double-doubles in the game. Lyttle finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds while de Souza added 14 points and 12 boards. The duo did their best to control Connecticut's Tina Charles, who finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Kara Lawson led the Sun with 16 points.

Atlanta improves to 14-13 on the season and draws to within 5.5 games of the Sun in the Eastern Conference standings.

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