Monday, May 31, 2010
For most of us during Memorial Day weekend, activities fell under the heading of vacation/obligation. For players in the WNBA, it was just one more working weekend. The Dream made sure that business was good when they beat Los Angeles last night 101-82 in Los Angeles, extending their record to a perfect 6-0.
Los Angeles is a favorite destination for the Dream. In all three years of the Dream's existence, the Dream have headed to Los Angeles for their single away game of the season against the Sparks in L. A. and come back winners each time.
This win sets up a match against the Seattle Storm (5-1) on Tuesday night in Seattle. It's the end of the Dream's three-game road trip and this game might be a preview of the WNBA Finals if the Dream and the Storm - the Storm lead the Western Conference - keep up their winning ways.
The Dream have won their six games by an average of 9.2 points per game. For those who have to compare everything to the NBA, that would be an 11 point per game victory margin. (The Storm are the next biggest winners, winning by 8.0 points per game.)
The game will be on ESPN2. Let's hope the game is as great as we believe it will be, and that it continues the Dream's amazing win streak.
Only five other teams in WNBA history have started the season with at least six consecutive victories. Here's the list and how each team ended the season.
Most Consecutive Wins to Start a WNBA Season
(minimum five wins)
2001 Los Angeles 9-0: WNBA Champions
2003 Los Angeles 9-0: WNBA Finals
1997 New York 7-0: WNBA Finals
1999 Houston 7-0: WNBA Champions
2007 Detroit 7-0: WNBA Finals
2010 Atlanta 6-0
1998 Houston 5-0: WNBA Champions
2007 New York 5-0: Playoffs First Round
2008 Minnesota 5-0: Did not make playoffs