After the Atlanta Dream’s final home game on Saturday August 26, 2017 at McCamish Pavilion ending with an epic 74-79 OT win against the Indiana Fever.
On Friday, September 1, 2017 the Dream face -off against the Sparks at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The Dream was unable to hold off the Sparks and loss 81-56. Tiffany Hayes finished with the game with 19 points.
In the final game of the season the Dream went toe to toe with the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday, September 3, 4:00 pm at The Talking Stick Resort Arena, in Arizona.
In yet another and final L, the Dream succumb to defeat by the Mercury 84-70.
Like the previous season the ultimate dream was to reach the playoffs this season. Unfortunately that dream was broken when the Dream was unable to clinch a playoff berth and finished the season 12-22. In an unexpected twist to the end of the season. The Dream parted ways with coach Michael Cooper after 4 years.
In an official team statement, Michael Cooper said, “I am very proud of the young and cohesive team we’ve built and I want to thank the Atlanta fans, the Dream organization, and, most of all, our players for their dedication and hard work,” Michael Cooper said. “We’ve grown as a team and I’m confident these talented and exciting players will continue to realize their potential both as a team and individually.”
Brittany Sykes was named to the AP All Rookie Team.
Sykes also earned WNBA Rookie of the month for the second consecutive time.
In a league statement,“The WNBA scored its highest attendance in six years and set records for social media and merchandise during the 2017 regular season.”
With the Dream having many ups and downs and the season ending with another loss. The Dream took the time out to thank the fans.