The Atlanta Dream are hitting their stride at the right time.
The league-worst Washington Mystics keep stumbling to the finish.
Atlanta goes for its first season sweep in this Eastern Conference matchup Friday night when the host Mystics try to avoid a 10th straight defeat.
After closing last season with a 17-5 stretch en route to a second consecutive WNBA finals appearance, the Dream (17-14) are once again coming on strong in the final weeks. Atlanta has won five of six heading into a regular season-ending three-game trip.
"We're finally meshing," guard Armintie Price said Tuesday after a 77-61 victory over Seattle. "It's late in the season to do it. But the best time to do it."
The Dream, a season-best three games above .500, can match the franchise record for wins set in 2011 if they win out, but a title is the goal after they were swept in the finals each of the last two postseasons.
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