Sky falls 86-76 to Dream in first game back from Olympic break
AP August 17, 2012 10:40PM
Angel McCoughtry scored 25 points to lead the Atlanta Dream to an 86-76 win over the Chicago Sky on Friday night in the teams’ return from the Olympic break.
Erika DeSouza had 19 points for Atlanta (10-10) in her season debut after sitting out to play for Brazil’s national team. Lindsey Harding added 15 points and Sancho Lyttle 14.
Epiphanny Prince scored 16 points in her return to Chicago’s lineup after being sidelined since mid-June with a foot injury. Sylvia Fowles had 13 points while Le’Coe Willingham added 11 for the Sky (8-10).
Chicago led 61-59 entering the final quarter and 72-71 with 4 1/2 minutes to play.
However, McCoughtry’s putback gave Atlanta the lead for good at 73-72 with 3:13 remaining.