Sunday, July 18, 2010

Dream Fall Behind on Road, Lose 96-80 to Sun

The Dream saw a lot of that last night.

The Dream's woes continue with a 96-80 loss to the Sun yesterday in Connecticut. This was the second game of a tough Eastern Conference back-to-back pair of road games, and after a good first quarter the Dream lost every subsequent one. This loss is on the back of a 89-70 loss the day before.

The last time the Atlanta Dream lost three straight games? You have to go back to the tail end of last year, when we lost our final regular season game on the road to the Mystics and were then swept by the Shock in the playoffs. Before that, you have to go to a 10-game losing streak at the end of 2008.

To add insult to injury, Delta Airlines lost (or at least temporarily misplaced) the coaching staff's luggage. Marynell Meadors was forced to patrol the sidelines wearing a warm-up suit.

The loss drops the Dream into a tie with Washington for the Eastern Conference lead. All of the teams of the Eastern Conference are within 3 1/2 games of each other. Using the WNBA's tie breakers, it would go Mystics, Dream, Fever and then Sun in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

The game story from the Associated Press is here.

The box score is here.

John Altavilla reports on the loss here. Matt Stout provides a post-mortem from the Norwich Bulletin.

Egad. When will the bleeding stop?

UPDATE: Ned Griffen of The Day has his say. Also, Stout wrote a longer article so the link above is changed.

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