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Atlanta Dream win on Courtney Williams go-ahead bucket

May 27, 2021; College Park, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Dream center/forward Elizabeth Williams (1) and forward Monique Billings (25) block a shot by Dallas Wings forward Kayla Thornton (6) during the second half at Gateway Center Arena at College Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

In the second overtime game in the WNBA season, the Atlanta Dream came away with the win beating the New York Liberty 90-87. The Dream secured the win with a Courtney Williams 3-pointer with 1.6 seconds remaining.

Atlanta improved to 4-2 and has now won its fourth straight game, tied with the Seattle Storm for the longest active win streak in the WNBA.

Williams stuffed the stat sheet for the Dream finishing with 31 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists and two steals. Tiffany Hayes finished with 12 points, six assists and four rebounds while Elizabeth Williams recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Chennedy Carter also scored 12 points in the game.

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Michaela Onyenwere led the Liberty with 29 points and five rebounds while Betnijah Laney posted 20 points, 11 assists, six rebounds and two steals. Sami Whitcomb recorded 19 points, five rebounds and four steals.

It was an off night for Sabrina Ionescu shooting 2-for-11 from the field scoring just six points adding five rebounds and three assists.

Through the first four minutes of the game, the Liberty took the early advantage leading 13-10. The Dream responded with an 18-4 run ending the quarter leading by 11.

The Liberty fought back in the second on the heels of a 16-point quarter by Onyenwere. They went into the halftime locker room down just four points.

Finding themselves down by eight at the 6:30 mark in the third quarter, the Liberty scored eight unanswered points to tie the game up. The quarter ended with the Dream up by three.

With two minutes left in the game, the Liberty found themselves down 80-74. They then scored eight unanswered points to take their first lead since they were up 11-10 with 6:07 remaining in the first quarter. Elizabeth Williams sent the game into overtime hitting a tipped layup to tie the game with 10.7 remaining in regulation.

Both teams struggled shooting from the field in the overtime period. It took a minute and a half before the first points were put on the board and three minutes for a team to make a field goal. Trailing 87-84 in the final minute of the game, Courtney Williams hit two 3-pointers including the game-winner with 1.7 seconds remaining in the game.