NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Carolyn Swords #8 of the New York Liberty walks onto the court during player introductions before a game against the Atlanta Dream on August 21, 2015 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NB
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August 21, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) Tina Charles had 25 points and seven rebounds to help the New York Liberty beat the Atlanta Dream 78-67 on Friday night for their sixth victory in seven games.

New York trailed by nine points midway through the third quarter, but closed on a 15-3 run to take a 54-51 lead. The Dream only made one field goal in the last 6 minutes of the quarter. Brittany Boyd's 3-pointer started New York's 9-2 spurt to open the fourth for a 10-point lead.

Epiphanny Prince made three 3-pointers and finished with 18 points for New York (18-7). Kiah Stokes scored six of her eight points in the final 3 minutes.

Tiffany Hayes led Atlanta (9-16) with 17 points and Angel McCoughtry had 13. DeLisha Milton-Jones was signed by the Dream before the game and is two appearances short of tying Tina Thompson for the WNBA career record.

Charles received her FIBA World Championship ring before the game.

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