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Another blowout for the Atlanta Dream (1-3) ended in a 92-69 loss to the Las Vegas Aces (2-2).
Las Vegas used their size advantage behind Liz Cambage and A’ja Wilson most of the night. The Aces did most of their damage in the paint outscoring Atlanta inside 46-22.
Cambage led the way with 15 points in limited minutes and Derica Hamby added 15 points and eight rebounds.
For the Dream, this was their third consecutive loss and second in a row losing by 20 or more.
“Right now, we have to get out of our own way,” stated Dream’s head coach Nicki Collen. “We knew this team [Dream] could be really good but maybe we thought it would be too easy.”
The Aces started the game on a 17-2 run behind Wilson’s nine points. Las Vegas used their height to mustard up points inside.
Atlanta climbed their way back in the game cutting the score down to nine points in the second quarter. That would be as close they got from there.
Aces continued to dominate the game pushing the lead 49-25 going into the halftime. From there, Las Vegas went on cruise control for the rest of the game.
“We’re tired of losing,” stated guard Alex Bentley. “We’re just going to stay positive, look in the mirror and figure out what most individual can do for our team.”
The Dream will host the 4-1 Connecticut Sun on Friday.
Brittney Sykes limped off the court with an apparent ankle injury with 4:01 in the second quarter. She started the second half and led the Dream with 15 points.