Atlanta survived a furious Tulsa comeback to capture their fourth consecutive victory winning by a score of 76-68. Angel McCoughtry topped the 30 point plateau for the second consecutive game finishing with a season-high 37 points. However, it was Lindsey Harding's late three point basket that finally sealed the victory for Atlanta.
McCoughtry scored 22 points in the first half while leading the Dream to a 41-26 lead at the half. Atlanta led by 14 once the fourth quarter began and that was when Tulsa began a furious comeback behind the play of rookie center Liz Cambage who finished the game with 16 points and five rebounds with most of those points coming in the fourth quarter.
Tulsa trimmed the Atlanta lead to just three points at 70-67 with just over a minute remaining in the game. However, Harding would score five of her points in the game during the last minute including a three pointer with just 21 seconds remaining that put the Dream back up seven.
McCoughtry finished 11-22 from the field and 15-19 from the free throw line for her 37 points. Coco Miller returned to action from an ankle injury to finish with 12 points.
Cambage's 16 points led the way for the Shock. Sheryl Swoopes tossed in 12 points and Tiffany Jackson finished with 11.
Atlanta center Erika de Souza played just 11 minutes in the game after leaving with an apparent head injury of some kind. She did not return for the second half with Sandora Irvin taking over in her absence. Atlanta is still without the services of Sancho Lyttle who is still out with a back injury.