Dream score 100 points but lose to Sky

Aari McDonald scored 20 for the Dream. AJC file photo

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Aari McDonald scored 20 for the Dream. AJC file photo

Credit: Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@

AD Durr scored 21 points but the Atlanta Dream lost to the Sky 106-100 in overtime Friday night in Chicago.

Aari McDonald finished with 20 for the Dream (7-8). Rhyne Howard and Cheyenne Parker added 16 points apiece and Destiny Slocum scored a career-high 10.

Howard missed a potential winning 3-point shot in the closing seconds and Naz Hillmon grabbed the offensive rebound but her put-back attempt was blocked by Azurá Stevens to force overtime.

Durr scored 21 points in the Dream’s 105-92 loss to the Connecticut Sun Wednesday.

Kahleah Copper had season highs with 23 points and 10 rebounds and Emma Meesseman scored 17 points and grabbed a season-best 12 rebounds for the Sky. Allie Quigley also had 17 points, Stevens and Rebekah Gardner scored 15 apiece and Courtney Vandersloot added 11 for Chicago (10-4).

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Meesseman made a jumper, Copper hit a 3-pointer and, after Howard made a layup on the other end, Quigley hit another 3 to give the Sky a 99-93 lead about two minutes into overtime. Atlanta twice trimmed its deficit to two points but Stevens answered each time — the first with a pair of free throws to make it 101-97 with 1:27 to play and the second with a 3-pointer that gave Chicago a five-point lead with less than a minute to go.

Ruthy Hebard hit a jumper to give Chicago its biggest lead of the game at 71-53 midway through the third quarter but the Dream responded with an 18-2 run that trimmed their deficit to 73-71 about four minutes later after McDonald and Slocum made back-to-back 3-pointers to cap the spurt.

McDonald converted a three-point play before Parker made two free throws to give the Dream a one-point lead with 31.4 seconds left in regulation but Copper made 1-of-2 free throws with 19.0 seconds remaining to tie it at 91.