ATLANTA – Angel McCoughtry scored 23 points and the Atlanta Dream held off the Seattle Storm 72-64 on Sunday.
Tiffany Hayes, returning to the Dream (5-6) along with Aneika Henry after the pair missed five games while playing for Azerbaijan in a 3-on-3 tournament in Europe, added 12 points.
Jewell Loyd scored 12 points for Seattle (3-9), which has lost seven of its last eight. Alysha Clark, Ramu Tokashiki and Sue Bird added 11 each.
The Storm, trailing by 15 late in the third quarter, rallied to within 63-62 on Clark’s 3-pointer with 2:11 left. But McCoughtry turned in a three-point play and Sancho Lyttle, who grabbed 15 rebounds, had a pair of steals which led to four Dream free throws in the final 21 seconds as Atlanta finished on a 7-2 run.
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