ATLANTA -- Tiffany Hayes scored 18 points, Elizabeth Williams had a season-high 17 points and nine rebounds and the Atlanta Dream beat the Connecticut Sun 78-75 on Wednesday.
Alex Bentley sank an open 3-pointer with 2:01 remaining to give Atlanta a 72-67 lead. Connecticut got within 76-75 after Courtney Williams made her first 3-pointer of the game with 10.5 seconds left. Bentley added two free throws for a three-point lead and Williams was short on a 3 at the buzzer.
Renee Montgomery added 12 points and Bentley 11 for Atlanta (4-10). Jessica Breland grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds. The Dream overcame 20 turnovers to beat the Sun for the first time in three games this season.
Williams led Connecticut (9-6) with 13 points. Jasmine Thomas added 12 points and five assists. Jonquel Jones, averaging a team-high 15.5 points, was just 3 of 8 from the field for seven points.
Coming off her best game of the season, Arike Ogunbowale looks to further bolster her WNBA Rookie of the Year credentials Friday night when the Dallas Wings host the New York Liberty.
The Chicago Sky will be without a key part of their starting lineup Friday night when they face the Los Angeles Sparks in a game crucial to both teams' hopes of finishing in the top four.
Having salvaged a split of their two-game trek west and four-game road trip overall, the Connecticut Sun look to retain the inside track on a bye to the semifinal round of the playoffs Friday night when they host the reigning WNBA champion Seattle Storm.