Final Win at Home

The Sky had a slow start off the bench, trailing 12-6 in the first four minutes of the game. The Dream came hungry for a win after falling to the Connecticut Sun on September 11, and set the pace early on. Sky rookie Elena Delle Donne disrupted the Dreamís game flow as she dropped a long range three with a minute left in the first to tie at 22. The Sky kept the Dream in reach, finishing the quarter tied at 26-26.

The Dream maintained a marginal lead on the Sky throughout the first half of the second quarter, but again, Delle Donne disrupted the Dreamís flow with a jumper. Her basket, which hung on the rim for several moments as the crowd waited, put the Sky back in the lead. At the half the Sky led 45-44.

The Dream came out of the locker room geared up to regain the quick pace they set in the first half. Within three minutes the Dream pulled ahead by three. A quick pass by Courtney Vandersloot under the basket to Delle Donne at the three cut the Dreamís lead to just three.

Epiphanny Prince knocked down a three to tie the game 65-65 to start the fourth, but the back and forth between these conference rivals continued, leaving the crowd to wonder who would prevail at the final buzzer. Prince nailed another three-pointer to tie the game at 74, getting the Sky on a roll for an 8-2 run. Prince dropped two free throws followed by Swin Cash with one to end the game at 87-82.

Delle Donne finished the game with 18 points and eight rebounds. Her two three pointers pushed her past the Skyís rookie record. She now holds the Skyís rookie three-point record in a single season with 42 and counting. Sylvia Fowles scored 12 points and took down 18 rebounds for her 16 double-double of the season. She now has 80 career doubledoubles and is tied for fourth all-time in the WNBA.

Prince led the Sky in points with 29 along with seven assists.

Angel McCoughtry led the Dream, scoring 29 points and taking down 7 rebounds. Erika de Souza had a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds.

The Sky head to Minnesota to take on the Lynx this Saturday for the final game of the regular season. The 7 p.m. CT game will air on NBA TV and WNBA LiveAccess.