Too much Lynx as Dream routed

Associated Press/ newstimes.com

The Atlanta Dream fell short on the road against the number one team in the Western Conference the Minnesota Lynx. Winning six straight games in a row before meeting the Lynx, the Dream fell into a hole quickly and were not able to crawl out after the large deficit.

It was a hard loss; the Lynx outscored the Dream 94-72 Tuesday. Surprisingly, defense was the Achilles hill for the Dream letting Monica Wright hit a season high of 22 points. With an extended break the Dream had not competed since June 30th causing them to be extremely unpracticed.

Angel McCoughtry led the team with 16 points followed by Erica Desouza who scored a basket less than McCoughtry at 14.

“It must have been (rust). We missed a lot of shots,” McCoughtry said. “It’s just one of those things where we’ll get it again. We’ll be all right. We’re still number one in the league, and you can’t take anything away from this team with the way we’ve played so far,” ( WNBA Jess Myers).

Minnesota led into the half 56-39 making the climb back up to the top even harder for the Dream. 56 points was the most points the Dream allowed in a half. Fast break shots (23) and turnovers (18) killed the Dream brining down moral and points well into the second half. The Lynx’s held the Dream with its biggest lead of 27 and scoring half of their shots in the paint with 40 dominated the number one team in the Eastern Conference.

Update

The Atlanta Dream announced Monday that forward Anne Marie Armstrong has been waived and removed Sancho Lyttle from the suspended list returning Lyttle back to the lineup. Armstrong played in 8 games, scored 3 points and 4 rebounds as a rookie. Lyttle returned to play in Minnesota scoring 11 points in the game. Lyttle missed the last six games while competing in Spain at the Euro Basket Women 2013 winning a gold medal and qualifying for the 2014 World championships.

The Dream face off July 14th at 9 pm in Seattle.

 

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