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ATLANTA -- Angel McCoughtry drove the lane, sweeping right toward the basket as she breezed past the defender. She extended her arm out ... but the ball glanced off the rim and she could only watch as it bounced right to and awaiting Mystics player.
It was just that kind of night for the WNBA's most prolific scorer, and by the time she broke out of her funk, it was too late to save the Dream in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal.
McCoughtry finished with 20 points amid a franchise-worst shooting performance as Washington won 71-56, putting the pressure on these playoff's worst road team to win away from Philips Arena to stay alive in the best-of-three series.
"If we're not upset right now and embarrassed on national television, then we might as well go home now and not show up in D.C.," McCoughtry said. "Right now needs to be the turning point, this very moment."
McCoughtry shouldered the load this season with the team's other top ...
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Angel McCoughtry scored 20 points as a controlling first half and dominant fourth quarter led the Atlanta Dream to a 63-45 victory over the Washington Mystics on Saturday night, evening their Eastern Conference semifinals series.
Erika DeSouza had 11 points and 15 rebounds, and Aneika Henry added 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Dream, who outscored Washington 17-9 in the both...
Ivory Latta scored 14 points, and Kia Vaughn and Crystal Langhorne each had 12 to help the Washington Mystics beat the Atlanta Dream 71-56 in the opener of their Eastern Conference semifinals series Thursday night.
Washington, in the playoffs for the first time in three years, snapped an eight-game postseason skid dating back to Sept. 24, 2004.
Atlanta's Angel McCoughtry, the...
All the momentum was on the Washington Mystics' side going into their opening-round series with the Atlanta Dream, and it carried into Game 1.
If things stay that way Saturday night, Washington will notch the second playoff series victory in franchise history and Atlanta will leave the postseason without a win for the first time in four years.
Though both teams entered this...
While the Washington Mystics have plenty of momentum heading into the playoffs, the Atlanta Dream hope the postseason will provide the spark they need to end a rough stretch and avoid an early exit.
Making their first playoff appearance in three years, the Mystics visit the Dream for Game 1 of this best-of-three Eastern Conference semifinal series Thursday night.
With five wins...