Originally written on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 8/27/14
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Angel McCoughtry is back for another shot at her first WNBA title. Five years into her career, she has already cemented her status as one of the league's best players. After the adversity of losing two championship series, McCoughtry is adding improved leadership to her immense array of talents. It paid off Sunday when McCoughtry powered Atlanta to its third Eastern Conference crown in four years, scoring 27 points in the Dream's 67-53 victory over the Indiana Fever. Atlanta swept the best-of-three series and will face the winner of the Western Conference finals between Minnesota and Phoenix. "I've been through so much," McCoughtry said. "It means so much more when you can get to this point after what you went through." The short-handed Fever were trying to become the first franchise to win consecutive titles since Los Angeles in 2001 and 2002. Tamika Catchings led Indiana with 24 points and six rebounds, but the Fever never got going offensively, shooting 28.1 perce...
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