Atlanta has been impressive in the playoffs. But when it comes to the matchups all over the court in the WNBA Finals, it's hard to pick against Minnesota.
Tiffany Hayes scored 23 points, Angel McCoughtry had 18 points and the Atlanta Dream beat the Indiana Fever 84-79 on Thursday night for a 1-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.
Atlanta opened the first round with a dismal loss at home last week. Tiffany Hayes and the fast, athletic Dream dispatched the Fever to make sure Game 1 of the East finals had a much different ending.
All eyes will be on scoring champ Angel McCoughtry for Atlanta in the playoffs. But the Dream couldn't have got here without the contributions from her teammates.
Tiffany Hayes scored 23 points and the Atlanta Dream recovered after blowing a 17-point lead in the first half and rallied to beat the Minnesota Lynx 88-75 on Tuesday night.
Tiffany Hayes tied her career high with 23 points and the Atlanta Dream won their second straight game with a 76-58 victory over the Washington Mystics on Sunday.
Angel McCoughtry scored 22 points, Alex Bentley added 17 and the Atlanta Dream snapped a four-game losing streak with a 74-65 victory over the Connecticut Sun on Wednesday ni
Tiffany Hayes scored 19 points, Angel McCoughtry had 15 points and nine assists, and the Atlanta Dream beat the San Antonio Silver Stars 93-67 on Sunday to improve their WNBA-best record to 10-1.
Tiffany Hayes scored 21 points and Sancho Lyttle added 18 points and 10 rebounds to help the Atlanta Dream beat the Tulsa Shock 98-81 in the opener for both teams on Saturday night.
Lindsey Harding scored 20 points and Angel McCoughtry came off the bench to add 15, leading the Atlanta Dream to a 71-64 win over the Indiana Fever on Wednesday night.
Sancho Lyttle had 24 points and Tiffany Hayes scored 18 to lead the short-handed Atlanta Dream to an 82-71 victory over the Chicago Sky on Wednesday night.
Angel McCoughtry scored 24 points and Armintie Price added 19 as the Atlanta Dream beat the Tulsa Shock 102-92 Friday night for their third straight win.
Atlanta Dream forward Angel McCoughtry missed Sunday's game against Connecticut due to a sprained left knee.
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hree-time All-America selection Nnemkadi Ogwumike of Stanford and fellow John Wooden All-American team member Julie Wojta of Wisconsin-Green Bay are among 15 players who have been invited to the 2012 WNBA draft.