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Latta, Mystics down Dream in Game 1

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Ivory Latta scored 14 points in the Washington Mystics' 71-56 win over the Atlanta Dream in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinals.

Crystal Langhorne and Kia Vaughn each deposited 12 points for the Mystics, who snapped an eight-game postseason losing streak.

Washington can clinch the best-of-three set with a home win Saturday.

Angel McCoughtry had 20 points for Atlanta, which has lost five in a row dating back to the regular season.

The Dream shot just 26.7 percent.

Washington, which had a 31-24 advantage at the break, outscored the Dream 26-13 in the third as it cruised in the second half.

09/20 00:44:33 ET