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Hayes has 20, Dream top road-weary Storm 80-69

May 31, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) — Tiffany Hayes scored a season-high 20 points, Angel McCoughtry had 18 points and eight assists, and the Atlanta Dream beat the road-weary Seattle Storm 80-69 in the WNBA on Friday night.

Seattle led 48-41 early in the second half before the Dream took control. McCoughtry had back-to-back baskets in a 10-0 third-quarter run that gave Atlanta the lead.

Atlanta (3-2) led 59-53 entering the final period. Temeka Johnson, who had 13 points, hit a 3-pointer to open the fourth, and the Storm pulled even at 61 but couldn’t reclaim the lead. Following the tie, Erika de Souza, who had 14 points, sank two free throws and Atlanta kept the lead the remainder of the game.

Seattle (1-5) capped a five-game trip, including four straight at Eastern Conference sites. Seattle plays 10 of its first 13 games on the road.

Crystal Langhorne led Seattle with 21 points and 11 rebounds.

At Minneapolis, Maya Moore had 26 points and had nine rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the San Antonio Stars 88-72 to remain perfect.

Lindsay Whalen added 19 points, and Damiris Dantas had 17 for the defending WNBA champion Lynx (6-0), the lone unbeaten team in the league.

Jia Perkins scored 15 points, and Danielle Adams and Danielle Robinson each had 11 for San Antonio (3-3), which made 14 3-pointers.

Elena Delle Donne scored a season-high 28 points and the Chicago Sky just missed a franchise record for points, beating the Connecticut Sun 101-82.

The Eastern Conference-leading Sky (5-1) beat the Sun (1-5) for the second time in nine days.

Jessica Breland added a career-high 18 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and five blocks. Sky guard Allie Quigley tied a career-high with 15 points off the bench, and Courtney Vandersloot had a team-record 13 assists.

Elsewhere, the Washington Mystics beat the New York Liberty 68-60 for their first home victory and the Phoenix Mercury topped the Tulsa Shock 100-78.

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