Saturday, July 31, 2010
Believe it or not...McCoughtry actually made the basket.
(As always, you have to see Larry Morgenweck's gallery for SportsPageMagazine.com, which is located right here on the website.)
Over the second and third quarter of their game against the Connecticut Sun, the Dream went on a 25-0 run over the second and third quarters to defeat the Sun 94-62 on the road. No, that's not a typo. That's twenty-five consecutive unanswered points.
The loss is the worst loss in the Sun's franchise history, stretching back to 1999 when the Connecticut Sun was the Orlando Miracle. The reason might have been Connecticut's 23 turnovers. Tina Charles was held to six points; Kelsey Griffin scored zero points in 19 minutes of play. Erika de Souza had 13 points and 13 rebounds; Angel McCoughtry scored 20 points and six rebounds.
The win puts Atlanta in a tie for first place in the Eastern Conference. The next game tomorrow will be at home against the other first place team, the Indiana Fever. Winner of that game walks off the court the Eastern Conference leader. The loser just walks off.
The box score is here.
The brief Associated Press blurb.
Matt Stout of the Norwich Bulletin gives his initial impressions.
John Altavilla of the Hartford Courant provides two pages detail and Hartford Courant says that Connecticut head coach Mike Thibault finds the loss a real head-scratcher.
Ned Griffin of The Day.com writes about Connecticut's long day.
The New Haven Register and Jim Fuller share some video of the press conference.
Bob Phillips of the Examiner gives his take on the massacre.