WASHINGTON – Sancho Lyttle hit a 13-footer with less than a second remaining to give the Atlanta Dream a 72-70 comeback win over the Washington Mystics on Tuesday night.
Angel McCoughtry scored 19 points for Atlanta (10-11), which has now won seven of its last nine. Erika DeSouza added 18 points and 12 rebounds for her seventh double-double of the season.
Matee Ajavon scored 17 of her 28 points in the fourth quarter, but couldn't prevent the Mystics from falling to their second last-second loss in three games.
Crystal Langhorne added 23 points, as Washington (4-15) put together a 19-6 run during the fourth quarter to take a 67-61 lead, only to see Atlanta close the game out on a 11-3 spurt.
Lyttle, in her second game back in the starting lineup after gradually returning from a back injury, hit the game-winner after catching a kickout feed from Armintie Price.
Price had hit the game-tying layup in transition with 15 seconds left off McCoughtry's steal and assist.
McCoughtry and Iziane Castro Marques also hit 3-pointers in the final minute, part of a game-winning run that all came after Ajavon's third 3-pointer of the quarter made it 67-61 with 1:49 to play.
Atlanta leads the season series 2-1, with all three games won by the road team.