Angel McCoughtry has 13 points and Atlanta finished the second half with 13 unanswered points to take a 53-36 halftime lead over the Sun here at Mohegan Sun Arena.
The Sun trailed, 26-17, after the first quarter, but got to within four points, 40-36, behind Asjha Jones (12 points). But the Dream thrived in the open floor, and McCoughtry made the most of 16 shot attempts. At one point in the second quarter, she lost her dribble and fell to the seat of her pants, where she banked in a 12-footer from the right side over Jones and Kelsey Griffin.
Kelly Miller hit a 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer.
Another key stat: Atlanta has 11 second-chance points. The Sun have zero.