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WNBA: Dream drop close one to Chicago
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ATLANTA — Jia Perkins and Dominique Canty each scored 16 points to help the Chicago Sky beat the winless Atlanta Dream 86-72 on Friday night.

The Sky, who ended a three-game losing streak, got the victory without rookie Sylvia Fowles, the 6-foot-6 center who injured her knee in the third quarter against the Los Angeles Sparks on Thursday.

The Sky controlled most of the second half against the Dream, the only team in the WNBA without a win. Whenever Atlanta tried to rally, Chicago answered with a strong run of its own.

Betty Lennox, who went scoreless on four shot attempts in the first half, scored eight of the Dream’s first 12 points of the third quarter. Atlanta tied the game 45-45 on Ivory Latta’s 3-pointer with 2:49 left in that period.

But Cathy Joens then scored five points during Chicago’s 11-1 run, giving the Sky a 56-46 lead. Chasity Melvin and Armintie Price had back-to-back layups, then Candice Dupree scored four straight points, to give Chicago a 72-60 lead with 3:48 left in the game.

Dupree scored 15 points and Price added 12 for the Sky (2-4). Price, who scored only four points and had one assist in the last two games, finished with nine points.

Atlanta (0-6) pulled within six points on Latta’s 3 pointer with 2:15 remaining in the fourth period, but could pull no closer. Latta had 17 points, hitting 4-of-7 shots from beyond the arc. Lennox had 14 points.

Atlanta center Erika DeSouza, who missed her second consecutive game, is expected to miss at least four weeks. She averaged 11 points and nine rebounds a game before she broke her leg against Washington on May 27.

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