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“When you looked at our wins, it was balanced scoring, a balanced attack, and that’s extremely hard to defend,” Harding said. “Definitely we’d love to take Angel’s 35 points but you can’t just look at her points. She does so many other things to help us win.

“You watch her play and she can score with two, three or four players on her. But she has to decide if it’s an on night or an off night. If it’s not on for her, she helps find other people.”

The Dream again had to rally to beat Connecticut in the second game.

“We can fight from behind or we can get ahead and stay ahead,” Meadors said. “I think sometimes we play better from behind than we do if we’re leading all the way.”

McCoughtry averaged 23.8 points as Atlanta swept four games against Indiana in the regular season.

“It means nothing. Absolutely nothing,” said Meadors of the regular-season sweep. “Right now we’re 2-0 in the playoffs and that’s the way we’re looking at it.”