McCoughtry scores 29, Dream beat Fever 86-77 to spoil defending champions' home opener

Angel McCoughtry had 29 points and nine rebounds to lead Atlanta Dream to an 86-77 victory over the Indiana Fever on Friday night.

Jasmine Thomas had 15 points and Sancho Lyttle had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Dream (2-0).

Tamika Catchings had 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists and Katie Douglas had 17 points for the Fever (1-1), who were playing their home opener. Indiana also received its championship rings and raised a banner commemorating last season's title before the game.

The Dream went on a 10-0 run to close out the third quarter and to take a 71-61 advantage. They led the rest of the way.