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The Atlanta Dream have reached the halfway point of the season with a record of 9-11. After their loss against the Connecticut Sun 61-72 (June 26th), head coach Tanisha Wright spoke on what she has been impressed with so far:
“I think our toughness has surprised me so far,” said coach Wright. “Our ability to bounce back, our ability to take feedback and criticism, and then bounce back from that and translate that into games. I think that has impressed me.”
Guard Aari McDonald led the team with 17 points, four assists and three steals.
On June 28th, Rhyne Howard was named a reserve for the 2022 WNBA All-Star game, which makes her the first Dream rookie in franchise history to make an All-Star team.
The Dream also started their two-game road trip where they took on the Washington Mystics. This game was the return of starters Erica Wheeler and Kristy Wallace, who were both previously out with injuries.
The Dream weren’t able to pull off the victory against the Mystics, as they lost 74-92. The Dream’s largest deficit was 27 points.
Asia “AD” Durr had the high of the bench with 13 points and four assists. Naz Hillmon also gained a new career high in points with 11, as well as adding four rebounds.
They were able to bounce back on the road on Thursday night and win an overtime nail biter against the New York Liberty, 92-81.
The Dream will look to get above .500 in the second half of the season.