Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 6/17/12
ATLANTA (AP) -- Tina Charles scored 23 points, pulled down a season-high 22 rebounds and hit a pair of free throws with 3.1 seconds left to give the Connecticut Sun their first lead of the game in a 75-73 victory Sunday over the Atlanta Dream. Renee Montgomery finished with 19 points and Kara Lawson added 11 for Connecticut, which has won five of six. Armintie Price scored a season-high 20 points and Sancho Lyttle had 15 for the Dream. Angel McCoughtry, the WNBA's leading scorer, missed the game for Atlanta because of a sprained left knee. Lyttle missed a baseline runner that didn't touch the rim as time expired. Charles, who has a franchise-record 22 straight games of scoring in double digits, grabbed a rebound with 3.1 seconds remaining after Renee Mongomery missed a 17-footer. After Price fouled her, Charles made both free throws for Connecticut's 75-73 lead. The Sun were coming off a 97-55 win Friday over New York that included a 34-halftime lead, the largest in WNBA history. The 42-point margin of victory was a team record. But a season-high 25 turnovers, including eight by Charles, resulted in 31 points for Atlanta and kept Connecticut playing from behind until the game's final seconds. Atlanta failed to make a field goal after Aneika Henry scored underneath to give the Dream a 71-69 lead with 4:34 remaining. Lindsey Harding, who was just 4 of 12 from the field, hit a pair of free throws to make it 73-69 for Atlanta's final points with 2:11 to go. Asjha Jones hit a layup and a short hook shot on two straight possessions to tie the score 73-73 with 1:23 left. Tiffany Hayes started in McCoughtry's place and scored 11 points.
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