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Atlanta Dream (18-14) at Chicago Sky (13-19)

When: 7 p.m., Allstate Arena

TV: Comcast CN100

Last time: On Friday, the visiting Dream defeated the Washington Mystics 82-64; on Tuesday, the visiting Sky lost to the Seattle Storm 75-60.

Skinny: It's do-or-die for the Sky. To earn its first playoff berth in its seven-year history, the Sky must win its final two games at home against Atlanta and Washington. But that's not all. The New York Liberty, a game ahead of the Sky for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, must lose its final two games as well. The Liberty plays Tulsa twice, once on the road and once at home. Even a tie in final records would do the Sky no good because New York owns the tiebreaker with a better record in conference play. The Sky lost Tuesday at Seattle despite getting 21 points from guard Epiphanny Prince and committing just 6 turnovers, about 13 fewer than average. Team shooting and rebounding were problems as the Sky finished 32 percent from the field and had a 42-25 deficit on the boards. Atlanta has won three games in a row and is playing well since leading scorer Angel McCoughtry straightened up after her personal mini-meltdown last month. She scored 26 points on Friday in Washington.

Next: Washington Mystics at Sky, 7 p.m. Saturday

-- Patricia Babcock McGraw

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