May 17, 2014

The Atlanta Dream will try to get back on track when they visit the Indiana Fever on Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Atlanta (11-10) is second in the WNBA Eastern Conference, 4 1/2 games behind the New York Liberty. The Dream had won three in a row and had an opportunity to gain more ground on the Liberty when they met Wednesday at Madison Square Garden, but New York handed Atlanta an 86-62 loss.

Tiffany Hayes scored 12 points and Bria Holmes added 11 in the loss to New York. The Liberty shot 44.7 percent from the field and held the Dream to 29.9 percent shooting. Atlanta's starters combined to make only 12 of 37 shots from the floor.

Indiana (9-12) is tied for third in the Eastern Conference, 6 1/2 games behind New York. The Fever had won two in a row before losing 86-64 to the Connecticut Sun on Wednesday.

Lynetta Kizer scored 18 points in the loss to the Sun. She was the only Indiana player who scored in double figures. The Sun shot 47.7 percent from the field and held the Fever to 36.2 percent shooting.

Atlanta is led by Angel McCoughtry, who is fifth in the WNBA in scoring at 19.4 points per game. Hayes is the team's second leading scorer at 15.8 points per game. Sancho Lyttle is third in the WNBA in rebounding, averaging 8.9 per game.

Earlier this week, McCoughtry was named the WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week. She averaged 23.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists in victories over the Seattle Storm, Dallas Wings and Sun.

Tamika Catchings leads Indiana in scoring at 13.3 points per game. Tiffany Mitchell averages 11.2 points.

Indiana's Erlana Larkins is second in the WNBA in field-goal percentage (.654) and eighth in rebounding (8.0 rpg).

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