Finally the Atlanta Falcons played their first game in their new home, the Mercedes Benz Stadium
In the 1st quarter Rookie outside line backer Duke Riley made a fumble recovery.
Off to a slow start ,at the end of the 1st quarter the scoreboard was scoreless.
Rookie defensive end Takkarist Mckinley recovered a fumble.
The Cardinals edged the Falcons 17-3 at halftime. Falcons kicker Matt Bryant added 3 points to the Falcons score with a field goal from 20 yard.
At the 3rd quarter, cornerback Jalen Collins forced a fumble on Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Chad Williams. Falcons cornerback C.J. Goodwin made a recovery.
At the end of the 3rd quarter the Falcons trailed behind the Cardinals 6-17.
Falcons wide receiver Josh Magee goes for 57 yards for a touchdown!
At the end of the 4th quarter the Falcons flew south and was unable keep up with the Cardinals. The Cardinals defeated the Falcons 14-24.
This is the Atlanta Falcons third Pre-season game loss. After the game coach Dan Quin spoke about the preseason game lose to the Cardinals.
In an intense match-up the Atlanta Dream battled the Indiana Fever in their last home game of the season on Fan Appreciation night, Sat August 26, 2017 at the McCamish Pavilion.
The starting line up (G)Laysia Clarendon, (F) Tiffany Hayes, (C)Elizabeth Williams.
The Dream trailed the Fever 8 points in the beginning of the 1st quarter.
In the end of the 1st quarter the Fever led the Dream by 14 points.
At Halftime, Tiffany Hayes garnished a game high of 13 points. The Dream was down 35-43.
In the beginning of 3rd quarter and with another L lingering over the Dream’s head the Fever was in the lead 50-46.
In a win or lose tale of events Elizabeth Williams and Brittney Sykes assisted the Dream in tying up the game 50-50.
At the end of the 3rd, the Fever managed to pull away from the Dream with a 1-point lead 55-56.
At the end of 4th quarter and with only 19 seconds left on the clock Brittney Sykes made a 3 point shot that tied up the game 68-68 and sent the game into overtime.
In an amazing ending, the Atlanta Dream defeated the Indiana Fever 79-74.
Tiffany Hayes had a game-high of 24 points.
Brittney Sykes added 16 points and 6 rebounds.
The Dream will match up against the Los Angeles Spark on Friday Sept 1, 2017 at the Staples Center in LA.
The Atlanta Falcons will play the Arizona Cardinals today. This will be the Falcons first game in the NEW Mercedes Benz Stadium!
The Dream will matchup against the Indiana Fever for their last home game of the season today!
Last but not least the most anticipated fight or should I see the most controversial fight will be happening today as well! Floyd “Money” Mayweather will finally go up against UFC fighter Connor McGregor.
What team are you rooting for?!
The starting line up for Wednesday night, against the Seattle Storm was (G) Layshia Clarendon, (F) Tiffany Hayes, and (C) Elizabeth Williams.
Three-time WNBA MVP and four-time Olympic gold medal winner who was picked number-seven in the 1997 inaugural WNBA draft; retired WNBA Legend Lisa Leslie was sitting court side showing support.
Cool fact about Lisa Leslie: On my born day July 30, the year was 2002 , Leslie became the first woman to dunk the ball in a WNBA game!
In 1st quarter Brittney Sykes tied the game 38 -38. Elizabeth Williams gained a game high of 8 points.
At Halftime, the Dream trailed behind the Storm 43-48.
Layshia Clarendon accumulated 8 points and 10 assists.
By the 3rd quarter, the game was tied 64-64. Clarendon lead the team with a game high of 15 points and 10 assists.
In the 4th quarter Clarendon finished out the game with 17 points , and 14 assists.
With tensions high and with hopes of a future playoff berth on the line the Dream pulled out a nail-biting win over the Seattle Storm.
The Dream’s last home game of the season is on Saturday, August 26, 6:00 PM, at McCamish Pavilion against the Indiana Fever.
A big Happy Birthday to retired NBA shooting guard Kobe Bryant who played his entire 20 year career with the Los Angeles Lakers!
The Atlanta Dream are back at home after their away game lost 86-90 to the Dallas Wing on Saturday.
Tonight the Dream with face off with the Seattle Storm in hopes of breaking their 9-game losing streak!
Back at home and with a 7- game losing streak the Atlanta Dream face off against the Connecticut Sun on Tuesday at McCamish Pavilion!
In the first quarter, the Dream was down 12 points.
Brittany Sykes scored a team high of 7 points.
At Halftime, the Dream trailed behind the Sun 17 points.
Brittany Sykes scored a team high of 12 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists.
Atlanta Dream fell behind 28 points in the third.
Brittany Sykes scored 18 points and Layshia Clarendon scored 9 assists.
In the fourth quarter Brittany Sykes finished with a team-high of 23 points. The Dream reached a devastating 8-game losing streak with a 75-96 loss to the Sun.
After the game Brittany Sykes spoke about the loss.
Coach Michael Cooper also spoke about the tough loss.
The next match up will be a away game. The Dream will go toe to toe with Dallas Wings in hopes of breaking their losing streak on Sat August 19, 2017.
The Atlanta Dream faced the New York Liberty on Friday August 11, 2017 at McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta
In the first quarter Tiffany Hayes put a 3 -pointer on the scoreboard for the Atlanta Dream.
At halftime, the Liberty lead the Dream 47-34.
At the half, Tiffany Hayes had a team high of 7 points & 3 rebounds.
At 3rd quarter the Atlanta Dream lagged behind the Liberty 14 points.
With a W on the line to break the 5 game losing streak. The Atlanta’s Dream win became deflated with a 77-83 loss against the New York Liberty.
Brittany Sykes finished the game with a team high of 16 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
After the game Brittany Sykes and Layshiac Clarendon spoke about the tough loss.
Redemption time will be tonight!
The Atlanta Dream will match-up against the San Antonio Stars at the AT&T center in San Antonio.
After coming off of the road with a 4 game losing streak the Atlanta Dream returned home on yesterday and matched-up again against Maya Moore and the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday night at McCamish Pavilion.
At the end o f the nail biting 1st quarter, the Lynx lead the Dream by 4 points.
At halftime the Lynx lead the Dream 49-43. (G) Tiffany Hayes and (C) Elizabeth Williams had a team high of 10 points.
In the third quarter, Tiffany Hayes had a team high of 13 points.
Elizabeth Williams posted her 4th double-double of the season with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
The Dream was unable to establish home court dominance and loss to the Lynx 71-82. Afterwards, this is what Coach Cooper had to say about the tough loss.
The Atlanta Dream have 4 more home games left in August. The next game will be on Friday, August 11, 7:30 PM against the New York Liberty at McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta, Georgia.
On Thursday, Steph Curry traded in his basketball to appear at his first pro golf tournament
Curry, shot a 4-over-par 74 in the first round of the Ellie Mae Classic, a Web.com Tour event.