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2014 WNBA Playoffs: Dream fall to Sky in Game 1, 80-77 sbnation.com/e/5823112

Mike Muscala

For example, I pull up in the Lambo, both hands glow, Roman candles @JODYHiGHROLLER

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and it is always fun to spend a little time with @BobRathbunTV to talk a little basketball

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Great meeting @chasitymelvin at tonight's Dream/Sky game

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Cooper tells the media that he will see us all on Tuesday

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Cooper said that he felt that 80% of the game was played at Chicago's pace

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Chicago made 58 percent of their field goal attempts in the 2nd half. 18-31

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Michael Cooper: "There are some things that we can do better defensively"

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Pokey Chatman and Elena Delle Donne address the media after Game 1 win over Atlanta http://t.co/H6HlfhGzxH

Chris Vivlamore

Atlanta Hawks: Korver sees action in Team USA exhibition win on-ajc.com/1p0AlpG

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Waiting for the post game press conference to begin http://t.co/j3m1WJPxBI

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The Dream lose Game 1, 80-77. Game 2 in Chicago will be on Sunday

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Vandersloot makes the first and misses the second but Atlanta's desperation heave misses

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Atlanta fouls right away, Vandersloot headed to the line with 1.6 left

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Dream not in the penalty yet so Chicago gets to inbound

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McCoughtry misses the three and Atlanta is forced to foul with 2.1 remaining

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I can't wait to see @Robby Kalland's mentions if he puts the jinx on Minor

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Vandersloot puts the Sky in front 79-77, Atlanta with the ball and 17.7 remaining

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After video replay it looks like we are still going to have a jump ball

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Refs are finished looking at the monitor but still huddled up

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I have no idea who it was off of

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Ball goes out of bounds and the officials are headed to the monitor. Game tied 77-77 with 42.2 remaining

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Game 2 of this series will be Sunday in Chicago. Atlanta has lost 5 straight road games

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Atlanta up 77-75 but still 1:26 remaining. Still a long way to go

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McCoughtry taking over now as she puts Atlanta back in front with another jump shot

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McCoughtry really hounding Delle Donne defensively. Have to wonder how much EDD has left in the tank

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All tied up at 75-75 with 2:20 remaining. McCoughtry with 22 points on 7-20 shooting

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Philips Arena just got loud

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McCoughtry buries a three from the wing to tie the game and force a Chicago timeout

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2:27 remaining and Atlanta trailing 75-72

Jason Walker

Game flow eerily similar to the other team that plays there. RT @Kris Willis: Angel McCoughtry gets a much needed bucket to cut the lead...

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After getting off to a very slow start, Chicago is up to 48 percent shooting for the game

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Angel McCoughtry gets a much needed bucket to cut the lead to 73-70

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Chicago now with their biggest lead of the game at 73-68,

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The pace has slowed to a crawl and so has Atlanta's offense

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Under five minutes remaining and the Dream are trailing the Sky 69-68

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Prince with the and-1 opportunity as de Souza picks up her fourth foul

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Sancho Lyttle back for the Dream

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McCoughtry now matched up on Delle Donne defensively

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Just a tough night all around for Angel McCoughtry who is now 5-18 from the field

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Quick timeout for Chicago, Dream leading 60-59 with 8:19 remaining

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Jasmine Thomas into the game for the 1st time tonight for the Dream

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Delle Donne is 9-14 for 21 points entering the fourth quarter. Has played 24 minutes

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Dream with a 58-57 lead heading to the 4th. McCoughtry with 15 points, Henry with 11

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Check that de Souza with only 3 fouls

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De Souza checks back in with four personal fouls

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Elena Delle Donne carrying the load for Chicago offensively with 21 points. No one else in double figures

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Shoni knocks down another three and brings the Philips Arena crowd to its feet

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Shoni Schimmel into the game for the first time this half

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Henry at the line looking to complete a three-point play. Atlanta leading 55-53

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Game just keeps going back and forth. This is what the playoffs are supposed to be like

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The Dream and Sky all tied up 46-46 with 4:31 remaining in the 3rd.

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Erika de Souza just picked up her fourth foul and is replaced by Aneika Henry

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Delle Donne drills her third three pointer. Chicago up 44-41

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The Sky take the lead on a bucket by Tamara Young

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Aneika Henry with a big first half for Atlanta with nine points off the bench

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Elena Delle Donne leads all scorers with 14 points. McCoughtry has 11 but is just 3-11 from the field

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13-2 run by Chicago to end the second quarter

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Epiphanny Prince buries a three right before the half and trims Atlanta's lead to 37-36

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Two FTs by Fowles cuts Atlanta's lead to 35-31. 8-0 run by the Sky

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Two straight buckets by Delle Donne and the Dream's lead is down to six points

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Time out on the floor with the Dream leading the Sky 35-25, 2:38 left in the half

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Hayes hit the deck on that drive and came up limping

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Angel banks in an impossible shot from straight away and then converts the three-point play. Everything going right for the Dream

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Congrats! RT @Shelvin Mack: Truly Blessed. ...it's official. .. instagram.com/p/sBTGogMl-S/

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Dream leading 30-21 with 5:43 remaining in the half. Chicago shooting just 30 percent from the field thus far

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Fowles into the game for Delle Donne who looked tired during that stint

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This game being played at a very fast pace which is usually good news for the Dream

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Shoni Schimmel beats the shot clock with a desperation heave

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McCoughtry checking back in for de Souza now

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Michael Cooper going with the big lineup. Henry, Lyttle and De Souza all on the floor

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Delle Donne knocks down her 2nd three pointer to open the 2nd quarter

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Allie Quigley leads Chicago with six points off the bench. Both De Souza and McCoughtry with two fouls each

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Atlanta with a 23-18 lead at the end of the 1st. McCoughtry with 8 points, Lyttle 7 rebounds

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McCoughtry picks up her 2nd foul

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Atlanta has to do a better job at getting over screens and contesting Quigley who is off to a fast start

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Breland is up and walking off under her own power so that is a good sign

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She is still down and being attended to. Time out with Atlanta up 16-14 with 2:20 left in 1st

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Henry scores inside plus the foul and Breland goes down hard

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Erika de Souza checking back into the game with two personal fouls

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Shoni Schimmel checks in for Celine Dumerc

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Delle Donne back for the Sky after a short rest

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She can score though RT @RichardCohen1: Allie. Quigley. Still. Is. Not. A. Point. Guard. #wnba

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Delle Donne heads to the bench following the timeout

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Sancho Lyttle with all six of Atlanta's rebounds so far

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Timeout on the floor with Atlanta leading Chicago 10-7, 4:58 remaining in the 1st

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Aneika Henry checking in for De Souza who already has two fouls

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Cooper calls for the rare Tiffany Hayes post up against Prince

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Just as I say that Delle Donne blows by Lyttle and draws the 2nd foul on De Souza

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Nice job by Atlanta defensively early on. Really scrambling

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The Dream answer a Delle Donne three with an 8-0 run

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We are underway here at Philips Arena

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Normal starting lineup for the @AtlantaDream: Dumerc, Hayes, McCoughtry, Lyttle and De Souza

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Vandersloot, Prince, Young, Delle Donne and Fowles will start for the @ChicagoSky

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Angel McCoughtry and Sancho Lyttle being recognized before tonight's game for their 1st team All-Defensive team honor

Chris Vivlamore

Good luck to @EmmaVivlamore! You are a college student now! #GoDeacs

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Sitting in @RealVoiceofHawk's seat tonight http://t.co/wKLMkJMRtv