Unpacking The Numbers: Angel McCoughtry’s Career Night

Angel McCoughtry, now in her ninth season in the WNBA and with the Atlanta Dream, had a career night in New York Tuesday. Below is a breakdown of her epic performance for the Dream, who was playing without All-Star nominee Tiffany Hayes and second-year standout Brittney Sykes.

39 Points

  • Angel McCoughtry finished with a new career-high 39 points at New York last night. Her previous high of 37 points was set against at Tulsa on July 26, 2011.
  • McCoughtry now owns three of the franchise’s top four scoring games. Betty Lennox has the Dream record with 44 points at Connecticut on June 27, 2008.
  • Her 39 points accounted for 54% of the Dream’s scoring Tuesday night in New York.
  • This marked her 32nd game with 30+ points over her stellar career.

19 Free Throws Made

  • McCoughtry set a new franchise record for free-throws made at New York.
  • She topped her previous Dream record of 17 made against Chicago on June 2, 2012.
  • Her 19 FTM is tied for second all-time in WNBA history behind only Cynthia Cooper, who knocked down 22 against Sacramento on July 3, 1998. She is tied with Tina Charles and Elena Delle Donne on this list.

22 Free Throw Attempts

  • McCoughtry also set a new franchise record for her 22 free-throw attempts against New York.
  • Her previous Dream high was 19, which she accomplished twice in her career (at Dallas, May 27, 2016 and at Tulsa, July 26, 2011).
  • She owns seven of the top eight spots on the Dream’s all-time free-throw attempts in a game list.
  • Her 22 FTMA are the second-most ever attempted in a game in WNBA History behind Cooper’s 24 against Sacramento on July 3, 1998 and Tina Charles’ 24 attempts vs. Phoenix on June 29, 2013.

14 Rebounds

  • McCoughtry matched her personal-best 14 rebounds, which she previously set against New York on June 5, 2012.

Three Steals

  • Her three steals Tuesday night was lost in all of the scoring but it moved her in to a tie for 10th place all-time on the WNBA steals list with Taj McWilliams-Franklin with 580.


  • This marks the 19th double-double of McCoughtry’s career.
  • She has three double-doubles in 2018.

Atlanta returns home to face the Eastern-Conference leading Connecticut Sun Friday night at 7 pm ET. The Dream will host its annual Pride Night proudly supported by King of Pops and The IceBox celebrating equality and deepening its connection to the LGBTQ community at McCamish Pavilion. The first 1,500 will receive a free pair of rainbow sunglasses.

Atlanta Dream season, group tickets and single game tickets are available now. For more information, visit atlantadream.net or call 877.977.7729.

The Atlanta Dream plays its home games in McCamish Pavilion on the Georgia Tech campus. Atlanta has qualified for the playoffs seven times, winning conference titles in 2013, 2011 and 2010.