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Dream Down New York 87-81 - Match Report

Erika Desouza scored 27 points and added 15 rebounds for a double-double, leading Atlanta over New York, 87-81, on Thursday at Philips Arena.

Atlanta won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 164.5.

Lindsey Harding had 25 points for Atlanta and Armintie Price chipped in with 8 points. Angel McCoughtry had 4 assists for the Dream, while Erika Desouza was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 15 boards.

New York got 24 points from Cappie Pondexter in a losing cause and another 12 points from Essence Carson. Cappie Pondexter contributed 6 assists for the Liberty, while Plenette Pierson had 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed New York were victorious, as the score was 44-37 at the break.

Atlanta had a 36-28 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.

Next game, Atlanta takes its act on the road to face Chicago looking for another win. For New York, they head home to face San Antonio.