Dream overcome Fever in OT

By The Sports Network
September 4, 2013 - 10:06pm
Angel McCoughtry scored five of her 30 points in overtime to lead the Dream past the Fever and clinch Atlanta's fifth consecutive playoff berth. (Photo by Kelly Kline)

Angel McCoughtry scored five of her 30 points in overtime to lead the Dream past the Fever and clinch Atlanta's fifth consecutive playoff berth. (Photo by Kelly Kline)

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Angel McCoughtry poured in a game-high 30 points to go with nine rebounds and eight assists, as Atlanta used a late OT surge to down Indiana, 89-80, on Wednesday, and clinch a playoff berth.

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Erika de Souza added 17 points and 15 rebounds, including the game-tying bucket late in regulation, while Armintie Herrington clocked in with 13 points and three steals for the Dream, who have won two in a row.

Tamika Catchings totaled 22 points and nine boards, with Erlana Larkins scoring 10 with a game-best 17 boards for the Fever, who lost after posting only four points in overtime.

In the extra session, De Souza's runner put Atlanta on top, 79-77, with 3:09 remaining, kicking off a game-sealing 9-2 run that included five points from McCoughtry -- the last of which 1-of-2 from the line for an 86-79 edge with 51.6 seconds on the clock.

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