Sky Rally From 22 Point Deficit - Top Dream 94-92
The 22 point margin set the stage for the largest comeback in teamís history, surpassing the 13 point deficits the Sky overcame against Atlanta on July 9 last season and against Washington on June 25, 2010.
In the win Sylvia Fowles had her fifth straight double-double (20 points and 19 rebounds) and once again Epiphanny Prince was huge (a career high 33 points, nine rebounds and five assists) hitting a three-pointer at the end of regulation to send the game into an extra period.
Swin Cash played strong all game on both ends of the floor and scored 10 points to go with six rebounds, and Sonja Petrovic in her first WNBA appearance poured in 10 points on 4-4 shooting.
Angel McCoughtry led the Dream with 33 points, shooting 17 of 17 from the charity stripe. Lindsey Harding added 16 points and six assists.
The Dream started the game going 11-14 from the floor in the first quarter to build the big lead primarily on run outs off Sky turnovers (eight in the first), but the Sky outscored Atlanta 50-25 over the next two quarters to move in front until the final moments when Atlanta pulled ahead by three.
The Sky are now 4-1, which is the best start in team history. They head back to Chicago to play Tulsa on Friday, while the Dream (2-3) will take on New York on Tuesday.
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