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2014 WNBA: Atlanta heads north to take on Connecticut

The Atlanta Dream look for their second straight win as they travel to Connecticut to take on the Sun and No. 1 pick Chiney Ogwumike.

Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

The Atlanta Dream look for their second straight win on Sunday when they head out on the road to take on the Connecticut Sun. The Dream snapped a two-game skid with an 80-69 win over the Seattle Storm Friday night at Philips Arena. Connecticut has lost two straight including a 101-82 defeat on Friday.

Atlanta bounced back against the Storm thanks to a strong second half and a solid performance from Tiffany Hayes who finished with 20 points on 6-9 shooting. Hayes has been and out of the lineup through the first five games but found a rhythm and delivered on Friday for head coach Michael Cooper.

The Dream haven't faired well recently at Mohegan Sun Arena losing six of their last seven regular season match ups there. Connecticut's lone win on the season came at home.

One bright spot for the Sun this season is the emergence of No. 1 overall pick Chiney Ogwumike who is averaging 17.2 points and 9.2 rebounds while shooting 49 percent from the field over the first six games. Her teammates have had trouble scoring however, as the Sun are dead last in the WNBA in field goal percentage at 39 percent.

Atlanta wants to get out and run but Cooper's club must do a better job at taking care of the basketball. The Dream are 11th out of 12 teams with 94 turnovers on the season. They played a huge part in both of Atlanta's losses.

Game Info

Game Date/Time: Sunday, June 1, 3:00 p.m.

Location: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut


Live Streaming: WNBA Live Access