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Atlanta Dream Continue March Towards WNBA Playoffs

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Lindsey Harding and the Atlanta Dream are trending upward in the Eastern Conference.   (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
Lindsey Harding and the Atlanta Dream are trending upward in the Eastern Conference. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
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The Atlanta Dream captured a big road 86-80 win over the Eastern Conference leading Indiana Fever on Saturday. Since starting the season 3-9, the Dream have rattled off 12 wins in their last 16 games. At 15-13, Atlanta is still in fourth place in the Eastern Conference playoff race but now holds a two game lead over fifth place Chicago. In fact with their victory on Saturday the top four spots in the East playoff race have tightened up considerably. 

Team W L GB
Indiana Fever 19 9 --
Connecticut Sun 18 10 1.0
New York Liberty 16 12 3.0
Atlanta Dream 15 13 4.0
Chicago Sky  13 15 6.0

Atlanta enters the final two weeks of the WNBA season looking to move up in the Eastern Conference standings. The Dream have six games remaining on the season including two more games against Indiana and one against Connecticut. Atlanta will also play a home and home with Washington and have a home game against Tulsa. 

Atlanta's Remaining Schedule

Tues Aug 30 Vs Indiana 7:30 p.m. SportSouth
Thurs Sept 1 @ Washington 7:00 p.m.
Fri Sept 2 Vs Washington 7:30 p.m. SportSouth
Sun Sept 4 Vs Tulsa 3:00 p.m.  SportSouth
Tues Sept 6 Vs Connecticut 7:30 p.m. SportSouth
Sun Sept 11 @ Indiana 5:00 p.m.  SportSouth

Keep in mind that Atlanta began its run to the WNBA Finals last season as the No. 4 seed in the East also. The Dream are 2-0 this season against Indiana and are 1-2 against Connecticut. It is also worth mentioning that Atlanta is 2-1 against Washington this season but all three games have been very competitive. If Atlanta can take care of business against Tulsa and the Mystics and then hold serve at home, they have a good chance at overtaking the Liberty who have an extremely difficult schedule the rest of the way.  

New York's Remaining Schedule

Sun Aug 28 @ Chicago
Tue Aug 30 Vs Chicago
Fri Sept 2 @ Minnesota
Sun Sept 4 Vs Minnesota
Fri Sept 9 Vs Indiana
Sun Sept 11 @ Connecticut