Host Atlanta shot 56 percent to overcome 33 free throws made by Detroit. Chamique Holdsclaw scored 28 for the Dream.
Rookie Shavonte Zellous led Detroit with 25 points, including 17-of-19 from the line. The Shock shot .311 to drop their league-worst percentage to .381. (Subtract forwards McWilliams-Franklin, Sanni, and Ford, and the Shock are shooting .338.)
Atlanta has equaled its win total for the 2008 season, but the 4-30 expansion team was 15-19 (.441) ATS while this year’s Dream are 3-4 (.429).
The Dream have made four overs in a row, beating each total by 22 or more. The Shock have made two overs, following four unders to start the season.