ATLANTA (AP) - Angel McCoughtry scored 21 points and the surging Atlanta Dream improved their WNBA-leading record to 9-1 with an 86-75 victory over the Washington Mystics on Friday night.
Erika De Souza finished with 12 points and nine rebounds for the Dream, off to the best start in team history. Alex Bentley had 17 points, and Tiffany Hayes added 13.
Monique Currie scored 20 points for the Mystics (4-6). Ivory Latta and Emma Meesseman each had 12 points.
FEVER 80, SHOCK 69
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Tamika Catchings scored a season-high 28 points after missing two games because of a lower back injury, helping defending WNBA champion Indiana beat Tulsa to snap a seven-game losing streak.
Catchings also had six steals. Karima Christmas had 12 points and seven rebounds for the Fever (2-7), and Shavonte Zellous added 10 points. Nicole Powell had a season-high 21 points for the Shock (3-11).