Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 7/24/13
Angel McCoughtry scored 22 points, Alex Bentley added 17 and the Atlanta Dream snapped a four-game losing streak with a 74-65 victory over the Connecticut Sun on Wednesday night. Tina Charles finished with 14 points and a season high 16 rebounds for Connecticut (4-12), which has lost three straight and dropped to 1-7 on the road. Atlanta held the Sun to 20 points in the first half, the lowest output by an opponent in the Dream's six-year history. The previous low was 21 two years ago at Seattle. The Dream (11-5) took their first double-digit lead with 1:15 left in the first on McCoughtry's runner. McCoughtry padded the lead to 22 in the final minute of the second. Erika de Souza had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Atlanta, which improved to 8-0 at home. Kalana Greene added 14 points for Connecticut. The Sun went on a 20-6 run to make it 46-40 on Greene's two free throws with 3:12 left in the third. McCoughtry followed with a 16-footer, but she picked up her fifth with 2:32 remaining and left the game. Armintie Herrington's layup and two layups by Bentley pushed the lead to 14 at the end of the third. Alison Hightower missed her first nine field-goal attempts for Connecticut before her jumper with 8:46 left in the game cut the lead to 56-42. McCoughtry, the WNBA's second-leading scorer, returned with 5:30 remaining and need just a few seconds to hit an 18-footer that made it 60-48. She has struggled, though, on 3-pointers recently, going 0 for 4 beyond the arc and 0 for 11 in the last two games. The Dream, who were coming off a 27-point loss Sunday at Tulsa, seemed to lack focus in putting away the Sun, allowing Renee Montgomery's 3-pointer before Greene stole the ball from de Souza and hit a layup to make it 66-61 with 54.2 seconds remaining. Bentley hit one of two free throws and McCoughtry followed with two foul shots to push the lead to eight with 37 seconds to go.
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