Dream down Sparks behind strong second half

Angel McCoughtry scored a game-high 23 79 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks at Staples Center.

Erika de Souza dropped 18 points on 9-of-15 shooting and pulled down 13 rebounds while Lindsey Harding netted 12 points and had five assists for the Dream, winners in four of their last five games.

DeLisha Milton-Jones poured in 19 points while Candice Parker scored 15 and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Sparks, who fell to 9-14 on the season.

Los Angeles held a 39-37 halftime lead, but were outscored in each of the final two quarters.

The Sparks turned the ball over 21 times, which led to 20 Atlanta points.