The Atlanta Dream wrap up their season series with the New York Liberty Tuesday night at Philips Arena. Atlanta is just 1-2 this season against New York most recently dropping 91-69 contest on July 13. That loss seemed to ignite the Dream who won their next five contests to help them inch back into playoff contention in the Eastern Conference. Atlanta's win streak was snapped on Sunday by Connecticut but the Dream will be looking to bounce back and even the season series against the Liberty.
Angel McCoughtry has been on fire of late, capturing her second straight WNBA Player of the Week award and averaging 32 points a game over her last four. McCoughtry scored 36 in the loss to Connecticut on Sunday. The challenge for Atlanta comes on the defensive end. During their winning streak, they allowed more than 79 points just once. On the season, they are allowing opposing teams to score 82 points on average which puts them in the bottom half of the league.
The Liberty enter Tuesday's game at 10-8 and in the No. 3 spot in the East, two full games ahead of the Dream. Cappie Pondexter leads the Liberty in scoring and assists averaging 17.1 and 4.8 on the season. Against Atlanta she is averaging just 13.3 points on 34 percent shooting. It will be key for Atlanta to make Pondexter work as hard as she can for her opportunities.
Tip off for tonight's game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and can be seen on Fox SportSouth.
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