Wubble Struggles: Dream drop 5th straight loss

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The Atlanta Dream was back in action tonight against the Connecticut Sun at IMG Academy in Bradenton Florida.

Courtney Williams and Shekinna Stricklen faced their former team for the first time in a Dream uniform.  

Stricklen started the Dream scoring effort with her 3.

Three minutes into the 1st quarter Atlanta’s rising rookie Chennedy Carter went down with an ankle injury and left the game. Carter averaged 19.4 points per game, but was scoreless in three minutes before getting injured.

Late in the 1st quarter Courtney Williams pull-up jumpshot tied the score 21-21.

At the Half Atlanta was down by 10.

Atlanta has defensive issues that kept them from overtaken Connecticut. At one point in the game Connecticut led by 25 points. In the end the Sun hand delivered the Dream their 5th consecutive loss on Monday night.

Shekinna Stricklen fought hard against her former team and led the Dream in scoring 6 three-point field goals.

Stricken moved into 15th place all-time on the WNBA’s made three’s list with 439.

Courtney Williams also battled hard against her former teammates by collecting 12 points and 7 rebounds, making this her fourth double-digit scoring effort of the season.

Kalani Brown, who the Dream traded for this offseason, saw her first action of the season after recovering from COVID-19. Brown scored 13 points with 4 rebounds in 11 minutes.

“I don’t know if our team collapsed, because Kalani [Brown] went off. I thought that we were scoring whatever way we wanted to score. We just weren’t defensive rebounding.” said Coach Nicki on the loss.

Next up: Atlanta’s record against Connecticut moves to 24-23 all-time. The Atlanta Dream now (2-6) take on the Seattle Storm (7-1) this Wednesday, August 12 at 10:00 p.m. ET, streaming live on Twitter.

Stay tuned for more updates and coverage of the Atlanta Dream 2020 WNBA Season.