Sancho Lyttle and Catherine Kraayeveld scored 12 points each to lead five Atlanta players in double figures Thursday night and the Dream rolled to an 81-65 victory over the Phoenix Mercury, who played without star guard Diana Taurasi.
Taurasi, the defending scoring champion and the 2009 WNBA MVP, is out indefinitely with a strained left hip flexor and did not travel with the team. She was injured during training camp and has played in only two games.
Angel McCoughtry, Armintie Price and Lindsey Harding all added 10 points for the Dream (2-2).
DeWanna Bonner had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Mercury (1-3) and Candice Dupree added 14 points.
Atlanta regained its offensive momentum after struggling in a 78-62 loss to Indiana on Sunday when it attempted only 45 field goals, a franchise-record low, and had only two points from its reserves.
Without Taurasi, Phoenix lacked the scorers to keep pace with Atlanta. Charde Houston replaced Taurasi in the starting lineup and had two qu...