ATLANTA — After a few days of turmoil, the Atlanta Dream finally had something to feel good about Thursday night.
Lindsay Harding had 16 points with five assists and Tiffany Hayes scored 15 points for the Dream (13-13), who were again without WNBA scoring leader Angel McCoughtry. Atlanta outscored the Mystics 51-28 after trailing 33-31 at halftime.
McCoughtry had been involved in a conflict with Meadors and sat out two games for personal reasons before returning Saturday against Minnesota. Meadors was fired on Monday.
“I’m happy about the game,” he said. “I really haven’t though too much about that.”
Monique Currie had 14 points and Crystal Langhorne scored 13 for Washington (5-20). They Mystics are 1-6 since the Olympic break
Atlanta scored the first 10 points of the fourth quarter to go up 67-48 after taking charge in the third quarter, when the Dream made their first six shots and outscored Washington 26-15.
“We made some adjustments in the second half and it generated some good offense for us and we created some good things defensively by getting out in the passing lanes,” Williams said. “We’ve got to continue that.”
Atlanta had 24 fast-break points to eight for Washington.
“They came at us, were physical and took it to us,” Mystics coach Trudi Lacey said. “Once they made the run, it snowballed.”View Entire Story
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