DeShields scores 17 as Sky beat Dream 87-83
ATLANTA (AP) — Diamond DeShields led five Chicago starters in double figures with 17 points, helping the Sky beat the Atlanta Dream 87-83 on Tuesday night.
Hamby, Cambage combine for 41 points, 26 boards in win
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dearica Hamby had 23 points and 16 rebounds, Liz Cambage added 18 points, 10 rebounds and six assists and the Las Vegas Aces held off the Atlanta Dream 94-90 on Tuesday...
Wheeler, Dupree help Fever hand Dream 9th straight loss
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Erica Wheeler had 19 points and seven assists, Candice Dupree added 16 points and nine rebounds and the Indiana Fever beat the Atlanta 87-82 on Saturday to hand the Dream their...
ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie Napheesa Collier had 22 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 85-69 on Tuesday night.
DeShields, Vandersloot lead Sky past Dream, 87-75
ATLANTA (AP) — Diamond DeShields had 12 points, a career-high 12 rebounds and a season-best six assists, Courtney Vandersloot added 13 points and nine rebounds, and the Chicago Sky beat the...
Sparks close on 15-1 run, beat Dream 78-66
ATLANTA (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike had 24 points, nine rebounds and five assists, Tierra Ruffin-Pratt made six of Los Angeles' nine 3-pointers, and the Sparks closed on a 15-1 run to beat the Atlanta...
ATLANTA (AP) — Riquna Williams scored 23 points, hitting five 3-pointers, and Nneka Ogwumike added 17 points and 15 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Atlanta Dream 76-71 in overtime...
Hayes scores 18, Dream beat Sun 78-75
ATLANTA (AP) — Tiffany Hayes scored 18 points, Elizabeth Williams had a season-high 17 points and nine rebounds and the Atlanta Dream beat the Connecticut Sun 78-75 on Wednesday.
PHOENIX (AP) — Brittney Griner scored a season-high 31 points, including two free throws with 3.1 seconds left, to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Atlanta Dream 65-63 on Sunday.
SEATTLE (AP) — Tiffany Hayes scored 21 points, Brittney Sykes had 11 points, eight rebounds and five assists and the Atlanta Dream beat the Seattle Storm 77-66 on Friday night.
Delle Donne scores 21, Mystics defeat Dream 89-73
ATLANTA (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored eight of her 21 points in a game-changing 14-0 run to start the second half and the Washington Mystics rolled to an 89-73 win over the Atlanta Dream on...
ATLANTA (AP) — Tiffany Hayes scored a season-high 28 points, Renee Montgomery added 16 points and nine assists, and the Atlanta Dream pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Indiana Fever...
Wings get 1st win of season, 71-61 over Dream
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale scored 17 points, Allisha Gray added 16 points and the Dallas Wings got their first win of the season with a 71-61 victory over the Atlanta Dream on...
Sun have 2 double-doubles, hold off Dream 65-59
ATLANTA (AP) — Jonquel Jones had 17 points and 13 rebounds, Alyssa Thomas also had a double-double and the Connecticut Sun turned back the Atlanta Dream 65-59 on Sunday.
ATLANTA (AP) — Liz Cambage had 15 points, seven rebounds and three assists in her first start for Las Vegas and the Aces beat the Atlanta Dream 92-69 on Thursday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ariel Atkins scored 21 points, Elena Delle Donne added 18 in her season debut and the Washington Mystics coasted to a 96-75 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Saturday...
Mystics earn 1st trip to WNBA Finals, beating Dream 86-81
ATLANTA (AP) — Elena Delle Donne had a rather quiet night by her high standards.
The Washington Mystics are headed to the WNBA Finals for the first time in franchise history .
Rookie Ariel Atkins, Kristi Toliver and Tianna Hawkins picked up the slack for the Mystics, who held off the Atlanta Dream 86-81 in the decisive fifth game of their semifinal series Tuesday night.
Hayes, Dream beat Mystics 81-76 for 2-1 series lead
WASHINGTON (AP) — While the Washington Mystics tried adjusting without injured All-Star Elena Delle Donne, the Atlanta Dream benefitted from lessons learned after losing their best player weeks ago.
Tiffany Hayes had 23 points and 11 rebounds and the Dream beat the Mystics 81-76 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five WNBA semifinal series.
Delle Donne, Mystics hold off Dream to win opener
ATLANTA (AP) — The Washington Mystics decided to keep Elena Delle Donne in the post and see how the Atlanta Dream would adjust.
It worked so well that the Mystics might just stay with the same approach all series.
"My teammates have trust in me in those situations to attack and try to make the right read," Delle Donne said. "I was flowing today, so they kind of just ran the offense through me. I just had to make reads or attack."
Dream earn 2nd WNBA playoff seed with 93-78 win over Aces
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elizabeth Williams scored 20 points and the Atlanta Dream beat the Las Vegas Aces 93-78 on Sunday to take the No. 2 seed in the WNBA playoffs.
The Dream (23-11) have byes through the first two single-elimination rounds, and will have home-court advantage in the best-of-five semifinals.
The Aces (14-20) cut it to 83-78 before Renee Montgomery hit back-to-back 3-pointers and Atlanta closed on a 10-0 run.
Dream’s Renee Montgomery hits 8 3s to tie WNBA record
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Renee Montgomery hit eight 3-pointers to match to WNBA regular-season record and scored a season-high 30 points to help the Atlanta Dream beat the New York Liberty 86-77 on Sunday for their sixth straight victory.
Diana Taurasi, Riquna Williams and Shekinna Stricklen also have hit eight 3-pointers in a game. Montgomery had 25 points in the second half, hitting seven 3-pointers to break the WNBA record for a half — one more than Taurasi, Sue Bird and Sami Whitcomb.
Montgomery hits 6 3s, scores 24 to help Dream beat Wings
ATLANTA (AP) — Renee Montgomery was 6 of 7 from 3-point range and scored 24 points to help the Atlanta Dream beat the Dallas Wings 92-82 on Saturday.
Dream secure playoff spot, top Aces 109-100
ATLANTA (AP) — Elizabeth Williams and Alex Bentley each scored 22 points, Tiffany Hayes added 21 and the Atlanta Dream overcame an injury to Angel McCoughtry to clinch a playoff spot, beating the Las Vegas Aces 109-100 on Tuesday night.
Earlier in the day, the WNBA ruled Las Vegas would forfeit its game against Washington that was canceled last week when the Aces players decided not to play because of concerns about their health and safety after 26 hours of travel.
Dream guard Tiffany Hayes signs multi-year extension
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Dream guard Tiffany Hayes has been rewarded for her best season in the WNBA with a multiyear contract extension.
Earlier this week, Hayes was named Eastern Conference player of the week for the third time this season. She is averaging 17.7 points per game.
Hayes also is averaging 3.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists as Atlanta leads the Eastern Conference.
Hayes hits 6 3s, scores 28 as Dream beat Lynx 86-66
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tiffany Hayes scored a season-high 28 points, hitting a career-best six 3-pointers, to help the Atlanta Dream beat the Minnesota Lynx 86-66 on Sunday night.
Alex Bentley added 19 points and Angel McCoughtry had 11 points and eight rebounds for Atlanta (18-10).
McCoughtry scores 21, 2nd-place Dream top Sky 89-74
ATLANTA (AP) — Angel McCoughtry scored 21 points, Tiffany Hayes added 19 and the Atlanta Dream beat the Chicago Sky 89-74 on Friday night.
Atlanta closed the third quarter on a 6-0 run, for a 64-59 lead, and held Chicago to 4-of-17 shooting in the frame.
Hayes and Alex Bentley each made a 3-pointer on Atlanta's first two possessions of the fourth quarter for a 70-59 lead and the Dream led by at least seven points the rest of the way.
ATLANTA (AP) — Elena Delle Donne had 28 points and 16 rebounds to help the Washington Mystics snap the Atlanta Dreams' franchise-record eight-game winning streak with an 86-71 victory on Tuesday night.
It was Atlanta's first loss since falling to Seattle 95-86 on July 6.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angel McCoughtry scored 15 of her 19 points in the first half and the Atlanta Dream beat the Los Angeles Sparks 81-71 on Tuesday night for their franchise-best eighth straight victory.
Tiffany Hayes split a double team and made a floater in the lane to give Atlanta a 73-67 lead. On the Dream's next possession, McCoughtry hit a turnaround jumper to cap a 13-2 run.
ATLANTA (AP) — Elizabeth Williams scored a season-high 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help the Atlanta Dream win their franchise-record seventh straight game with an 87-74 victory over the Seattle Storm on Sunday.
Seattle's Sue Bird, already the all-time WNBA assists leader, played her 500th career game, passing DeLisha Milton-Jones (499) for the WNBA record for games played.
ATLANTA (AP) — Renee Montgomery made a franchise-record seven 3-pointers and scored 24 points, helping the Atlanta Dream beat the New York Liberty 82-68 on Thursday night for their sixth straight victory.
Montgomery was 5 of 11 from 3-point range in the first half. The club mark was six 3-pointers in a game, done twice by Betty Lenox. Montgomery broke the record with 4:14 left in the third quarter and did not attempt another shot.
Hayes sinks half-court shot at buzzer in Dream’s win
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Tiffany Hayes sank a shot from beyond halfcourt at the buzzer to help the Atlanta Dream win their fifth straight game with an 86-83 victory over the Connecticut Sun on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA (AP) — Brittney Sykes scored 12 of her 17 points in the fourth quarter Sunday to help the Atlanta Dream beat the Washington Mystics 80-77.
The Dream (12-9) led 74-64 on Sykes' free throws with 5:26 left before the Mystics (13-9) went on an 11-2 run to pull within one. Washington had a chance to go ahead in the final seconds after Monique Currie's defensive rebound with 13.9 seconds left, but Kristi Toliver missed an 18-foot jumper and Angel McCoughtry grabbed the rebound.
Dream continue hot shooting, beat Fever 98-74
ATLANTA (AP) — Tiffany Hayes had 16 points, and the balanced Atlanta Dream beat the Indiana Fever 98-74 on Friday night for their third consecutive victory.
Atlanta (11-9) had seven players score in double figures. Elizabeth Williams and Brittney Sykes scored 14 points apiece. Angel McCoughtry, Jessica Breland, Alex Bentley and Damiris Dantas each had 10.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Angel McCoughtry scored 24 points and Jessica Breland added a season-high 23 points and 10 rebounds to help the Atlanta Dream beat the Washington Mystics 106-89 on Wednesday.
Renee Montgomery and Tiffany Hayes scored 21 points apiece, finishing a combined 9 of 13 from 3-point range for the Dream (10-9). Breland added a career-high seven assists and blocked three shots.
Natasha Cloud led the Mystics (12-8) with 17 points and Elena Delle Donne added 16 points and nine rebounds.
Dream hold off late rally to beat Mercury 76-70
ATLANTA (AP) — Tiffany Hayes had 18 points and the Atlanta Dream held off a late rally to beat the Phoenix Mercury 76-70 on Sunday.
The Dream (9-9) opened the game on an 8-0 run and reached their largest lead at 62-39 on Hayes' jumper with 4:28 left in the third quarter.
Stewart scores 29 to help Storm beat Dream 95-86
ATLANTA (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 29 points, nine rebounds and three blocks to help the Seattle Storm beat the Atlanta Dream 95-86 on Friday night for their fourth straight victory.
Sue Bird added 18 points and 10 assists, Alysha Clark scored 14 points and Jewell Loyd had 11 for Seattle (14-5). Natasha Howard had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Hayes helps Dream hold off Fever 87-83
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tiffany Hayes made a key runner in the final minute and the Atlanta Dream held off the Indiana Fever for an 87-83 win on Sunday.
Hayes made it 85-79 with 26.2 seconds left and added a pair of free throws with 9.1 seconds left to secure the victory.
The Dream (8-8) had a 17-point halftime lead cut down to 72-69 on Candice Dupree's jumper with 5:06 left and the Fever hung close the rest of the way.
Los Angeles retakes top spot in AP WNBA power poll
NEW YORK (AP) — Almost every WNBA team will go through a challenging road trip because of the FIBA World Cup in September that is compacting the season.
Atlanta is in the midst of its difficult stretch, playing in six different cities across the country in the past week and a half. The Dream, who have won three of the five games so far, will have travelled over 7,000 miles when it's over.
Fever get 1st win of season in 96-64 rout of Dream
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Victoria Vivians scored a career-best 21 points to help the Indiana Fever win their first game of the season, beating the Atlanta Dream 96-64 on Saturday night.
The Fever (1-10) trailed 38-35 at halftime before outscoring the Dream 36-16 advantage in the third quarter. Indiana opened the fourth quarter with a 15-6 run to lead 86-60 and put the game away.
ATLANTA (AP) — Tiffany Hayes had 23 points, Layshia Clarendon scored all nine of her points in the fourth quarter and the Atlanta Dream beat the winless Indiana Fever 72-67 on Thursday.
Clarendon hit a long 3-pointer to give Atlanta a 60-55 lead with 4:14 remaining and she made a reverse layup on their next possession for a seven-point advantage.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Candace Parker scored 18 points, Nneka Ogwumike had 11 points and 10 rebounds and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Atlanta Dream 72-64 on Tuesday night.
Odyssey Sims made a hook shot in the lane to extend Los Angeles' lead to eight points with 41.1 seconds to go and Essence Carson had a block at the other end to seal it.
Chelsea Gray added 10 points with seven assists for Los Angeles (6-2). The Sparks won four times during their five-game homestand.
SEATTLE (AP) — Tiffany Hayes scored eight of her 23 points in the fourth quarter and Angel McCoughtry had 15 points and 10 rebounds in the Atlanta Dream's 67-64 victory over the Seattle Storm on Sunday.
Damiris Dantas added 12 points, and Jessica Breland had six points, three steals and a season-high 14 rebounds, one shy of her career best. The Dream (4-3) have won three in a row.
Hayes, McCoughtry lead Dream past Aces 87-83
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tiffany Hayes scored 24 points, Angel McCoughtry had 23 points, nine rebounds and six assists and the Atlanta Dream beat the Las Vegas Aces 87-83 on Friday.
Atlanta went on an 8-0 run midway through the third quarter to extend its lead to 54-37, and McCoughtry put the Dream ahead 87-75 with 2:10 remaining in the fourth. Jaime Nared capped the scoring at the free-throw line with 1.6 seconds left.
ATLANTA (AP) — Tiffany Hayes scored 22 points, Damiris Dantas added 15 and the Atlanta Dream beat Connecticut 82-77 on Tuesday night for the Sun's first loss of the season.
Angel McCoughtry made a long jumper with 37.7 seconds remaining to extend Atlanta's lead to 76-69. After Shekinna Stricklen sank a 3-pointer at the other end, the Dream hit four straight free throws to seal it.
ATLANTA (AP) — Angel McCoughtry made a game-winning 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds left and the Atlanta Dream closed on a 13-4 run to beat the Minnesota Lynx 76-74 on Tuesday night.
McCoughtry drove the lane, passed it to Tiffany Hayes and went to the corner for a wide open 3-pointer. Maya Moore had a 3-pointer hit off the back of the rim at the buzzer.
CHICAGO (AP) — Tiffany Hayes scored 22 points and the Atlanta Dream never trailed as they breezed to an 81-63 victory Wednesday over the Chicago Sky on Wednesday afternoon for their first victory of the season.
The Dream (1-1) recovered from a season-opening 101-78 drubbing against the Dallas Wings and maintained control of this game from start to finish.
Griner’s sixth 30-plus game leads Mercury past Dream 84-70
PHOENIX (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 30 points and the Phoenix Mercury closed the regular season with an 84-70 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Sunday to secure the fifth seed in the playoffs.
Phoenix (18-16) will host Seattle on Wednesday night.
Griner reached the 30-point mark for the sixth time in her career with a reverse layup with 1:23 remaining in the fourth quarter. She blocked Elizabeth Williams' shot at the other end. All six of her 30-point games have come this season.
Parker leads Sparks to sixth-straight win, beat Dream 81-56
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Candace Parker scored 15 points and the Los Angeles Sparks built an early double-digit lead en route to an easy 81-56 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Friday night.
Dream top Fever 79-74 in OT to keep slim playoff hopes alive
ATLANTA (AP) — Tiffany Hayes scored 23 points and the Atlanta Dream kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 79-74 overtime victory over the Indiana Fever on Saturday night.
Atlanta's Bria Holmes grabbed an offensive rebound and found Brittney Sykes for a 3-pointer to tie it at 68 with 19.5 seconds left in regulation. Indiana guard Erica Wheeler dribbled down the clock, but lost control of it to end regulation.