Atlanta Dream Attacks The Paint To Beat The Mercury

The Atlanta Dream hosted the Phoenix Mercury Tuesday night at the Philips Arena and bounced back from Sunday’s loss versus Seattle Storm (12-17). Angel McCoughtry scored 27 points and grabbed 8 rebounds, Bria Holmes scored 18 points and had 6 rebounds and Tiffany Hayes scored 5 of her 14 points in the last 30 seconds of the game as they beat the Mercury (13-17) 91-87.  Diana Turasi scored 23 points and Brittney Griner scored 21 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 blocks.

The Dream (15-14) led 42-35 at halftime.  The second half they continued to be scrappy fighting for loose balls as well as attacking Griner and the paint.  It was energy that lifted them over the Mercury.  The Dream seemed to have have put the game away when they were up 78-69 but the Mercury cut the lead to one point with 38 seconds left in the fourth quarter.  Hayes drove to the basket and got a 3 point play which sealed the deal.

Watch the post game interviews from Tiffany Hayes of the Atlanta Dream and Coach Sandy Brondello, Diana Turasi, & Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury.

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