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Dream vs Liberty preview: Atlanta looks to snap streak against New York

The Atlanta Dream look to snap a six game losing streak against the Liberty in New York when the two teams meet for a mid-day matchup Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.

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The Atlanta Dream hit the road again on Tuesday as they open a two-game road trip with a stop at Madison Square Garden for a matchup against the New York Liberty.

Atlanta comes into the game with a 2-1 record and having most recently defeated the Chicago Sky 87-81 in their home opener at Philips Arena on Sunday. The Dream rallied from a 10-point first half deficit behind 21 points from forward Angel McCoughtry.

Atlanta put forth a good defensive effort against reigning WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne who finished the game with 16 points but had just three field goal attempts in the second half. The Dream also did a much better job of taking care of the basketball finishing the game with just seven turnovers. Atlanta turned the ball over 22 times in a loss to the Indiana Fever last week.

Point guard play was a question mark for the Dream coming into the season but Layshia Clarendon and Carla Cortijo quieted those concerns a bit on Sunday. Clarendon finished with 15 points and a team-best eight rebounds against the Sky while Cortijo added 12 points and a team-best five assists.

New York saw a late lead slip away in a 79-72 overtime loss at home the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday. The Liberty have owned the Dream of late winning eight of the last nine matchups and six straight at home. Tina Charles is off to a great start averaging 21.7 points and 12.7 rebounds so far this season.

Tuesday's game is a rare early start with an 11 a.m. tip off. The game can be seen on NBA TV.

Game Info

Game Date/Time: Tuesday, May 23, 11 a.m. ET

Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY