Henry hits go-ahead, Atlanta beats Los Angeles 76-72
LOS ANGELES (AP) Angel McCoughtry scored 22 points, Aneika Henry made the go-ahead basket with 29 seconds left and Atlanta beat the Los Angeles Sparks 76-72 on Thursday for the Dream’s second road win.
Henry’s putback of a McCoughtry miss gave Atlanta a 74-72 lead – the Dream’s first lead since it was 48-47. Los Angeles’ Jantel Lavender missed a long jumper with 2.7 seconds left and McCoughtry made two free throws to seal it.
Henry finished with 16 points for Atlanta (7-8). McCoughtry was just 5-of-20 shooting from the field but hit 12 of 13 free throws. Atlanta extended its winning streak against Los Angeles to five straight games.
Lavender recorded her eighth double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds for Los Angeles (2-12). Nneka Ogwumike added 19 points and six rebounds in front of an energetic crowd on camp day. Los Angeles committed 16 turnovers, a day after having 21 against Seattle.
Erin Phillips’ 3-point play highlighted a 9-2 run for Los Angeles to open the fourth quarter for a 65-54 lead. But Atlanta reeled off a 15-5 burst to pull within 70-69 with 3:09 remaining.