A Rocky Road – Atlanta Dream Weekly Report

The Atlanta Dream have lost their last two games as part of a four-game road trip.

On June 7th, the Dream lost to the Seattle Storm, 60-72. Dream guard Erica Wheeler left the game early in the first quarter due to a leg injury.  Cheyenne Parker led the Dream with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Kristy Wallace scored 12 points and Rhyne Howard had 11 points.

The Dream were in foul trouble throughout the game, but were able to cut the lead down to four points in the fourth quarter. However, Seattle guard Jewell Loyd’s hot night (26 points) is what led to the Storm’s victory.

On June 8th, the Dream traded Megan Walker and the draft rights to their 2021 draft pick (Raquel Carrera) to the New York Liberty for guard AD Durr. Durr is from Douglasville, Georgia, and now gets to play for her hometown team.

On June 10th, the Dream lost in a tough defeat against the Phoenix Mercury, 88-90. Parker had a season high both in points and rebounds, with 20 points and 13 boards. With 2.7 seconds left on the clock in the fourth quarter, Parker missed a turnaround jumper and Durr was almost able to get the put back tip and send the game to overtime.

Howard had 25 points, shooting 50 percent from three, while Aari McDonald added 13 points, four assists and two steals. Leading the league in turnovers per game (17.7), the Dream only had a total of four turnovers throughout the entire game.

The Dream look to tighten things up with their next two away games against the Connecticut Sun and Chicago Sky.

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