Dream hand Liberty another loss

Angel McCoughtry had 23 points, seven assists, six steals and five rebounds, as the Atlanta Dream opened the home portion of their schedule with a 100-74 victory over the New York Liberty.

Lindsey Harding added 19 points and five boards for the Dream, who bounced back from Saturday's loss to Indiana. Yelena Leuchanka tallied 10 points and seven rebounds.

Cappie Pondexter ended with 18 points and five assists for the Liberty, who are off to an 0-4 start for the first time since 2006. Essence Carson donated 15 points.

Ahead by two, 18-16, with 2:58 left in the first quarter, the Dream finished the frame on a 10-2 run. McCoughtry tallied six points during the flurry, including a layup with 1:04 remaining to make it 28-18.

Atlanta built a 15-point margin in the second period and never looked back.