The Atlanta Dream will be going for a season sweep of the Indiana Fever later this afternoon and clear up the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference. The Fever have clinched the East's top seed but the remaining three teams, Connecticut, New York, and Atlanta, are all within one game of each other.
Indiana has nothing to play for in this afternoon's game and could very well be resting some key players this afternoon as they prepare for the playoffs. After suffering a disappointing start to the season, Atlanta has rebounded in a big way including taking all three regular season match ups against the Fever. A Liberty loss today combined with an Atlanta victory would give Atlanta a first round playoff match up with Connecticut rather than Indiana. Atlanta has won three games in a row and six of their last seven overall.
Angel McCoughtry is the focal point for the Dream and matches up today against another MVP candidate in Indiana's Tamika Catchings. McCoughtry enters today's game second in the league scoring at 21.3 points per game and has scored at least 28 points in her last three of her last five games. Last time out McCoughtry scored 35 points in a win over Connecticut in a remarkable performance.
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