Atlanta Dream hadn’t won a home game since July 17 until they took the energy out the Sun this past Sunday afternoon. With the worst record in the eastern conference, the Dream had much to prove to the fans and to themselves as they started Sunday’s game 2-8 out of their last 10 games.
This midday matchup started a little rocky for Atlanta with Connecticut up 10-2 in the first few minutes of play, causing Coach Cooper to call a timeout. But the second quarter generated some spark and Atlanta was able to go to halftime down by only 3. It wasn’t until Angel McCoughtry made a jump shot with just under two minutes in the third quarter that Atlanta took their first lead, 58-57.
For nearly five minutes, the 12-12 Connecticut Sun went scoreless while the Atlanta Dream extended their lead to 15 points in the 4Q. Both McCoughtry and rookie Reshanda Gray scored 18 points in the 90-77 victory over the Connecticut Suns. The only two other players in double digits were Tiffany Hayes (10) and Shoni Schimmel (15).