The Atlanta Dream are still in position for a playoff berth, but they will likely need to get past a tumultuous week that has included a suspension to WNBA scoring leader Angel McCoughtry to hang on to that spot.
The Dream will try to put aside those woes during Thursday night's visit from the last-place Washington Mystics.
After putting up a lackluster record following consecutive trips to the WNBA finals, Atlanta (12-13) fired coach/general manager Marynell Meadors on Monday and replaced her with assistant Fred Williams.
One of Williams' first acts was to suspend McCoughtry indefinitely for breaking an undisclosed team rule. The U.S. Olympian, who is averaging a career-high 22.2 points, missed a pair of games last week due to personal reasons and criticized Meadors' game plan after an 84-74 loss to Minnesota on Saturday.
McCoughtry did not start that game due to fatigue in her legs and scored 14 points in 20 minutes.
With its top scorer missing, Atlanta suffered an 84-80 loss...