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McCoughtry's 3 lifts Dream over Fever in 2 OTs

INDIANAPOLIS — Angel McCoughtry hit a 3-point shot from the top of the key with 8.8 seconds to play in the second overtime, and the Atlanta Dream held on for a 90-88 win over the Indiana Fever on Saturday night.

McCoughtry led the Dream (2-0) by scoring 27 points in a reserve role. Erika DeSouza and Shoni Schimmel added 17 each, and Schimmel had 10 assists. Sancho Lyttle scored 10 points and grabbed 21 rebounds.

Erlana Larkins had a double-double for the Fever (0-2), scoring 17 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. Rookie Natasha Howard scored 21 points, and Briann January had 20.

The Fever played again without All-Star forward Tamika Catchings (back).

The game featured 15 lead changes and 11 ties. Indiana held the biggest edge, a 10-point lead in the first half.

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