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Dream Vs. Liberty: Angel McCoughtry's 16 Points Leads Atlanta To 44-32 Halftime Lead

Angel McCoughtry is taking it upon herself to make sure that the Atlanta Dream's three game losing streak to start the season comes to an end. McCoughtry has 16 points on 5-9 shooting. She has also made her presence felt on the defensive end where she has a steal and a block in the first half. Erika De Souza has 10 points and five rebounds for Atlanta. 

Atlanta's defense through the first two periods has improved as they helped limit the Liberty to 41 percent shooting in the first half. Essence Carson has 17 points and six rebounds for New York but no one else has been able to make an impact. Cappie Pondexter has just four points on two of seven shooting and only one assist in the first half. 

Lindsey Harding's struggles continue as the former All-Star guard is still struggling to fit into the Atlanta offense. Harding is scoreless in the first half going 0-2 from the field and has only one assist. She played nine minutes in the first half before giving way to Shalee Lehning for the remainder of the half. Lehning sparked the Dream with some pinpoint passing and has five assists and two rebounds. 

Building leads hasn't been the problem for the Dream as they have led in each of their first three games. Maintaining them has been the test and Atlanta must continue their intensity on the defensive end of the floor if they want to come away with a victory tonight. 

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