Connecticut has traded veteran guard Kara Lawson to Washington in a series of deals that included guard Alex Bentley moving from Atlanta to the Sun, and Mystics guard Matee Ajavon heading to the Dream.
Erika de Souza scored 10 of her 18 points during a decisive fourth quarter and the Atlanta Dream beat the Washington Mystics 80-72 to win in the decisive Game 3 of their WNBA first-round series Monday night.
Angel McCoughtry scored 20 points as a controlling first half and dominant fourth quarter led the Atlanta Dream to a 63-45 victory over the Washington Mystics on Saturday night, evening their Eastern Conference semifinals series.
Atlanta had the worst road record of any team in the playoffs. But with their season on the line, the Dream dominated cold-shooting Washington to force their Eastern Conference semifinals to a decisive Game 3.
Ivory Latta scored 14 points, and Kia Vaughn and Crystal Langhorne each had 12 to help the Washington Mystics beat the Atlanta Dream 71-56 in the opener of their Eastern Conference semifinals series Thursday night.
Whether you're new to the WNBA playoffs (like Sky fans) or new to the league altogether, Sarah Spain tells you the players, teams and storylines to follow in the postseason in this week's "That's What She Said."