Dream Suffer First Loss of The Season After Falling to Aces 96-73

The Atlanta Dream winning streak came to an abrupt ending after the Las Vegas Aces delivered a devastating 96-73 loss on Friday at Gateway Center Arena.

Atlanta offensive efforts stalled, at the half the Dream trailed 49-33.

A second-half comeback was impossible. Atlanta would completely unravel with 19 turnovers, in a 23 point loss, to the Las Vegas. 

With the win, Las Vegas takes a 17-16 lead in the series against the Dream; Atlanta still holds the lead in the series at home (10-7). The Dream shot over 40% from the field for the first time this season, going 28-of-65 (43.1%).

Atlanta had two players score in double digits. Aari McDonald led the Dream in scoring a career high 20 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 assists, while rookie sensation Rhyne Howard scored 13 points

“In order to be at the top you gotta go through the top. So when we have those opportunities to play against those teams, we [have to] play at a high level [and] compete at a high level. So I think that we can do that, we just have to do a better job than we did tonight.” said Head Coach Tanisha Wright.

Up Next: The Dream (2-1) is heading to the Hoosier State this Sunday, May 15 to take on the Indiana Fever (2-2). Tip off is at 3:00 pm.