Shock Defeat Dream, 84-80.
Erika de Souza scored seven points in the first quarter to help Atlanta lead Tulsa 29-20 going into the second.
With 5:44 until 3:54 left in the second quarter the Dream went on a 11-0 run to make their lead 47-30. Tulsa responded quickly with a 13-4 run to pull within seven from 2:50 to 2.4 seconds left in the second. Atlanta led 51-44 at the half.
Temeka Jonson led the Shock on a 12-4 charge to open the third quarter to take the lead 56-55 until 4:48 left in the third quarter. A three-pointer from Jennifer Lacy sparked the Shock to close out the third on a 9-0 run leading the Dream 67-62.
Atlanta’s last effort began at 4:23 with a must three from rookie Tiffany Hayes. Hayes led the Dream on a 7-0 run until 2:31 left had the Dream within two at 79-77. With 20.6 seconds left Ivory Latta hit a jump shot to make it a two possession game at 81-77. Atlanta had the answer with a clutch three from Cathrine Kraayeveld with 12.6 seconds left to pull within one at 81-80. Atlanta fouled Temeka Johnson twice as she hit three of four free throws to make it 84-80 the Dream ran out time.
Guard Roneeka Hodges led the Shock with 20 points, while Temeka Johnson put up 17 and had six assists. Ivory Latta finished with 14 points and Glory Johnson grabbed eight rebounds.
Six Dream players scored in double figures. Erika de Souza led the Dream with 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds, while Sancho Lyttle earned 14 and grabbed nine rebounds.
The win is the Shock's fifth of the season and first on the road. The Shock will face the Los Angeles Sparks on Thursday at the BOK Center in Tulsa, OK.