Once again, Angel McCoughtry did a heroic play for the Atlanta Dream!
The 28-year-old forward scored five of her 21 points in the final 27.9 seconds to help the Atlanta Dream sneak past the Washington Mystics 64-61 for their second win of the season.
The Dream trailed 61-59 with under 40 seconds remaining as Sancho Lyttle came up with a key steal. Atlanta pushed the ball up the court and found McCoughtry who rose up and knocked down a huge three-pointer to put the Dream up 62-61 with 27.9 seconds remaining. Then the Mystics turned the ball over again on the next possession and McCoughtry sank two more free throws to increase the lead to 64-61.
Clearly, McCoughtry was on a roll.
The former University of Louisville star scored an impressive 10 of her team-high 21 points in the fourth quarter including five in the final 27.9 seconds as Atlanta finally recaptured the lead.
McCougthry, a two-time WNBA All-Star, totaled six rebounds, three assists and three steals to go along with her 21 points. She finished 7-18 from the field. On the other hand, Tiffany Hayes added 12 points while Schimmel and Erika de Souza finished with six points each. Emma Meesseman led the Mystics with 21 points while Taylor Hill added 15 off the bench.
The 6-foot-one McCoughtry averaged 19.3 points, 7.7 rebounds 2.3 assists and 2.3 steals per game for the Dream, who started the season with a pair of losses and a win.
Well, there’s no doubt that Dream trust her abilities due to her good track record and professionalism.
The Dream will play their third game in four days Sunday afternoon when they travel to Connecticut for a rematch with the Sun.
With McCoughtry, Schimmel and Meesseman around, Atlanta Coach Michael Cooper has high hopes to overthrow the Sun on their rematch game on Sunday.
Surely, McCoughtry would do heroic play again to help the Dream bag their third win of the season.
Best of luck, Dream!