Hayes, McCoughtry help Dream hold on, slip past Storm 67-64 (Jun 10, 2018)
SEATTLE (AP) Tiffany Hayes scored eight of her 23 points in the fourth quarter and Angel McCoughtry had 15 points and 10 rebounds in the Atlanta Dream's 67-64 victory over the Seattle Storm on Sunday.
Damiris Dantas added 12 points, and Jessica Breland had six points, three steals and a season-high 14 rebounds, one shy of her career best. The Dream (4-3) have won three in a row.
Seattle's Jewell Loyd made a layup and hit a 3-pointer to cap an 18-4 run that made it 61-60 - the Storm's first lead since 9-7 - with 2:34 to play. Hayes answered three consecutive baskets to give the Dream a five-point lead, but a 3-point play by Breanna Stewart pulled the Storm within two with 25.5 seconds remaining. Dantas hit 1 of 2 free throws to make it 67-64 about five seconds later. After Stewart missed a short jumper, a tie up on the rebound forced a jump ball. Seattle controlled the tip, and then called a time out, with 1.5 to play, but Elizabeth Williams deflected the inbound pass and the Dream held on.
Atlanta used a 13-2 run - including five points by McCoughtry - to push its lead to 13 early into the fourth.
Seattle, which came in second in the WNBA in scoring (85.8 per game), first in 3-point percentage (36.1) and fourth in field-goal percentage (46.0), was held to its lowest scoring output of the season and shot just 33.8 from the field, including 4 of 26 (15.4 percent) from behind the arc.
Natasha Howard led the Storm (5-3) with 15 points and a career-high 15 rebounds.