Sunday, June 7, 2009
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Gwinnett Daily Post
ATLANTA - Chamique Holdsclaw scored 23 points in her first game in two years to lead the Atlanta Dream to an 87-86 double overtime victory over the Indiana Fever on Saturday night.
Holdsclaw, who retired after playing just five games for Los Angeles in 2007, came two points shorts of becoming the ninth player in WNBA history to score 4,000 career points. She got her 300th career steal.
Erika DeSouza added 16 points and grabbed 17 rebounds for Atlanta, which set a league record last season by losing its first 17 games. The Dream finished a woeful 1-16 at home.
Katie Douglas led Indiana with 22 points.
In the second overtime, the Dream jumped out to an 85-81 advantage on jumpers by Coco Miller and Holdsclaw. Indiana cut the margin to a point on Douglas' layup with 1:15 left.
Tamika Catchings missed a potential game-winning jumper at the buzzer.