Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Dream Lose 91-85 to Visiting Lynx

The obligatory Bangs of Steel picture.

The Dream lost last night's game to the Minnesota Lynx 91-85. The sad part is that the Lynx went 13-for-26 from 3-point range during the game. The Dream have now lost four out of their last five games.

There is a gallery of images from the game right here by Craig Cappy of

Chris Vivamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has his writeup here.

To recast something I said on another message board, it's the nature of a fan to treat a cough as if it were the first sign of galloping pneumonia. The Dream are still 4-6 on the year, and last year, I would have loved to be 4-6 after 10 games. I'm not going to panic just yet. When the season is half-over...then, I'll panic.

Mechelle Voepel, one of the best women's basketball reporters out there, has noticed our woes. She writes about the fourth quarter....

Now, admittedly, Atlanta had made just two 3-pointers all game, so the odds weren’t good. But, still, shouldn’t the Dream have at least tried?

Instead, the clock ran out with no fouls, as if the Dream players maybe were hoping to get to a 9:30 movie. ESPN2 announcer Terry Gannon sounded as baffled as we viewers felt. Like, “Did they really just do that?” Now, maybe a few of the Dream players gave a half-hearted effort at fouling … but it wasn’t good enough.

Atlanta fell to 4-6 and might want to look at … well, where to start? Defense? Perimeter shooting? Ball movement? Clock management? Really giving a damn until the final buzzer?

The Dream has talent, but it’s not fully taking advantage of it. And Atlanta seems to have a pretty severe shortage of behind-the-arc firepower

The box score is broken on the WNBA's webpage, for which most of my readers are undoubtedly thankful - no long box score analysis at least for a little while. I'll post my thoughts on the game later.

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