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McCoughtry’s 42 Lead Dream Past Liberty, 105-93

Atlanta Dream coach Marynell Meadors is lifted by forward Erika de Souza, of Brazil, while celebrating their sweep of the New York Liberty  to win the WNBA basketball Eastern Conference finals Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, in Atlanta. The Dream defeated the Liberty 105-93. (AP Photo/Erik S. Lesser)

Atlanta Dream coach Marynell Meadors is lifted by forward Erika de Souza, of Brazil, while celebrating their sweep of the New York Liberty to win the WNBA basketball Eastern Conference finals Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, in Atlanta. The Dream defeated the Liberty 105-93. (AP Photo/Erik S. Lesser)

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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.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.