ATLANTA (AP) — Angel McCoughtry scored a career-high 42 points to win a high-scoring duel with Cappie Pondexter as the Atlanta Dream beat the New York Liberty 105-93 on Tuesday to complete their unlikely march to the WNBA finals.
Pondexter led New York with 36 points, her postseason high mark, and nine assists.
The Dream, the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, swept Washington in the first round before also winning two straight over the Liberty in the conference finals.
Atlanta, a third-year expansion franchise which set a league record with 30 losses only two years ago, will face the Western Conference champion Seattle Storm in the WNBA finals. The best-of-five series begins Sunday in Seattle.
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