The Atlanta Dream look to snap out of their recent funk Saturday night when they open a three-game road trip in San Antonio against the Stars.
Since opening the season 6-1, the Dream have lost four of their last six games including a 90-79 double overtime loss to the New York Liberty Wednesday at Philips Arena. Atlanta trailed most of the game against the Liberty but battled back in the final moments to force overtime. After slogging through the first overtime, New York opened the second extra session with a 10-2 run to coast to the victory.
A lot of Atlanta’s recent struggles can be tied to an inconsistent offense. The Dream shot just 33 percent in the loss to the Liberty and turned the ball over 11 times. They have also struggled to make anything resembling a perimeter shot going a combined 5 for 36 from three-point range over their last two games.
While Atlanta has maintained a Top 5 standing defensively, their offense has plummeted into the lower third of the league.
The Stars have struggles of their own and come into the game with a league worst 2-11 record and are looking to snap a four-game losing streak. Atlanta defeated San Antonio 73-63 in overtime on opening night behind 15 points from Angel McCoughtry and a strong performance in the overtime by Layshia Clarendon. Kayla McBride led all scorers in the game with 24 points and is averaging 17.8 on the season for the Stars.
Saturday’s game will be the first of three straight on the road for the Dream. Atlanta travels to Seattle and Los Angeles next week before returning to Philips Arena on July 3 to face the Phoenix Mercury.
Game Date/Time: Saturday, June 25, 8 p.m. ET
Location: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
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