McCoughtry, Ajavon lead Dream past Mystics 72-69

ATLANTA (AP) - Angel McCoughtry scored 18 points and Matee Ajavon had 17 to help the Atlanta Dream beat the Washington Mystics 72-69 on Friday night.

Ajavon scored nine points in the decisive third quarter and McCoughtry added eight. Atlanta trailed 36-31 at halftime, but outscored Mystics 21-9 in the third as Washington went without a field goal for 5-plus minutes.

Sancho Lyttle had 12 points, 10 rebounds and five steals for Atlanta (4-6). McCoughtry, the WNBA's second-leading scorer, had 21 points in Atlanta's 64-61 win over Washington on June 12.

Ivory Latta scored 18 points for Washington (5-3), which lost for the first time on the road this season. Emma Meesseman added 14 points and seven rebounds.

Atlanta played without Tiffany Hayes, the team's second-leading scorer with 12.2 points per game, and Aneika Henry, who are on international duty.

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