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Topic - Erika De Souza
The Dream advanced to face the fourth-seeded Indiana Fever in the Eastern Conference finals, which will begin Thursday in Atlanta.
Elena Delle Donne will miss the WNBA All-Star game on Saturday while recovering from a concussion.
When Erika de Souza decided to leave the Atlanta Dream in the middle of the WNBA playoffs to help her native Brazil qualify for the Olympics, Lindsey Harding and the rest of the Dream managed to get by.
The Atlanta Dream will be without center Erika de Souza for the rest of their WNBA playoffs series against Indiana after she left to join the Brazilian national team.
Improved scoring balance has the Atlanta Dream peaking at the right time.
Lauren Jackson and Kristi Harrower each scored 13 points and Australia made its first eight shots en route to a 72-47 victory over Canada on Thursday at the women's basketball world championship.