Sun
Dream
75 - 73 Final
  for this game

Charles' free throws push Sun past Dream

Jun 17, 2012 - 9:21 PM Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Tina Charles buried a pair of free throws with 3.1 seconds remaining to lift the Connecticut Sun to a 75-73 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Sunday at Philips Arena.

The Sun trailed, 73-69, with two minutes remaining in the fourth after Lindsey Harding nailed a pair at the line, but the Dream wouldn't score again as Connecticut reeled off six straight points to complete the comeback.

Asjha Jones connected on back-to-back buckets around a Harding miss to knot the game at 73-73 with just over a minute to play.

The two teams then exchanged empty possessions before Charles corralled an offensive rebound with under 10 seconds to play and was fouled on the put-back attempt.

After Charles buried both at the stripe, Sancho Lyttle's jumper at the buzzer was off the mark, allowing the Sun to escape victorious.

Charles recorded a double-double with 23 points and 22 rebounds, while Renee Montgomery chipped in 19 points to help the Sun improve to 3-0 on the road this season.

Armintie Price paced the Dream attack with 20 points and Lyttle netted 15 points and grabbed nine boards, but Atlanta saw its seven-game home winning streak against the Sun come to an end.








  • CONNECTICUT: 75
    ATLANTA: 73
    Final

    Jun 17 5:02 PM
  • 130
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 26 roots (Close Finish)

    Sun 73, Dream 73  4th - 0:27Jun 17 4:56 PM
  • 104
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 13 roots (Close Finish)

    Sun 69, Dream 71  4th - 4:07Jun 17 4:48 PM
  • 91
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 81 roots (Close Finish)

    Sun 69, Dream 69  4th - 4:52Jun 17 4:44 PM
  • 10
    roots
    RUWTbot Took away 16 roots

    Sun 60, Dream 67  4th - 7:10Jun 17 4:39 PM
  • 26
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 26 roots (Close Finish)

    Sun 58, Dream 60  4th - 10:00Jun 17 4:35 PM


  • CONNECTICUT: 36
    ATLANTA: 39
    Halftime

    Jun 17 3:53 PM


  • CONNECTICUT: 0
    ATLANTA: 0
    1st Quarter - 10:00

    Jun 17 3:08 PM