ATLANTA -- Angel McCoughtry drove the lane, sweeping right toward the basket as she breezed past the defender. She extended her arm out ... but the ball glanced off the rim and she could only watch as it bounced right to and awaiting Mystics player.
It was just that kind of night for the WNBA's most prolific scorer, and by the time she broke out of her funk, it was too late to save the Dream in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal.
McCoughtry finished with 20 points amid a franchise-worst shooting performance as Washington won 71-56, putting the pressure on these playoff's worst road team to win away from Philips Arena to stay alive in the best-of-three series.
"If we're not upset right now and embarrassed on national television, then we might as well go home now and not show up in D.C.," McCoughtry said. "Right now needs to be the turning point, this very moment."
McCoughtry shouldered the load this season with the team's other top scorers, Tiffany Hayes and Sancho Ly...