Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/17/14
Angel McCoughtry realizes she may have to play through some knee pain. How her injury responds to the Atlanta Dream's lengthy stretch on the road may play a key role in determining their success over the next eight games. The WNBA's leading scorer and the Dream open a challenging portion of their schedule Friday night when they visit the Tulsa Shock. After Atlanta (6-7) lost the two games she missed due to the knee injury, McCoughtry has returned to lead the Dream to back-to-back wins and was the game's top scorer in both. However, it hasn't been easy. McCoughtry shot 7 of 20 against New York last Sunday, scoring 23 points, and she went without a point in the first quarter Tuesday as the Dream came back for a 70-58 victory over Indiana. McCoughtry finished that game 6 of 14 from the field for 22 points. With Atlanta leading big, the Dream were able to get her some rest in the fourth quarter as she played just 4:28. "It takes a little time to recover, but it's getting there," sa...
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