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McCoughtry, Lyttle lead Dream past Sky, 75-66

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Angel McCoughtry scored 21 points and Sancho Lyttle added 17 as the Atlanta Dream beat Chicago 75-66 Thursday night, eliminating the Sky from playoff contention.

Armintie Price had 12 points and Erika DeSouza grabbed 10 rebounds for Atlanta (19-14), which has secured third place in the Eastern Conference. The Dream never trailed and won their fourth straight and seventh in the last eight.

Carolyn Swords scored 16 points to lead the seventh-year Sky (13-20), who have never made the postseason. Epiphanny Prince added 14, Shay Murphy had 12 and Courtney Vandersloot 10.

Chicago, which has lost three of its last four remained one game behind fourth-place New York with one game remaining. The teams split their four regular-season meetings but the Liberty have the second tiebreaker with a better conference record.