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Who will win this game?
Dream
25%
 25%  [ 3 ]
Mystics
75%
 75%  [ 9 ]
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PostPosted: 07/09/18 10:20 am    ::: Dream @ Mystics - 7/11/18 Reply Reply with quote

Washington, DC - 11:30 AM ET
TV: Monumental

Video:
https://leaguepass.wnba.com

Game page:
http://www.wnba.com/game/20180711/ATLWAS

ESPN Gamecast:
http://m.espn.com/wnba/gamecast?gameId=401018900



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PostPosted: 07/11/18 10:26 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Camp Day in DC. First time I’ve seen the 400 Level open in forever. They just told the kids to yell. Deafening. 😄


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PostPosted: 07/11/18 11:33 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

How did we let the worst offense in the league put up 59 in a half on us? Laughing


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PostPosted: 07/11/18 11:39 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Aladyyn wrote:
How did we let the worst offense in the league put up 59 in a half on us? Laughing

Oh right, TRP is -15 in 8 and a half minutes


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PostPosted: 07/11/18 11:45 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

At Bentley with 5 asst and 0 turnovers


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PostPosted: 07/11/18 11:55 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Cloud has a quicker trigger than EDD and Toliver right now - not ideal


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PostPosted: 07/11/18 12:18 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

why is TRP still in the game she has 1 point in 16 minutes


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PostPosted: 07/11/18 12:18 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Go Dream close game though


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PostPosted: 07/11/18 12:20 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Aladyyn wrote:
why is TRP still in the game she has 1 point in 16 minutes

Can someone take her away from Thibault please? I'm too tired of this.


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PostPosted: 07/11/18 12:30 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Congrats Dream wow those 3s


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PostPosted: 07/11/18 12:31 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Dream starters have 97 of 106 ATL points



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PostPosted: 07/11/18 12:31 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

did NOT see this coming!

Whoever that is in Jessica Breland's jersey on the offensive side of the floor, ya did good!


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PostPosted: 07/11/18 12:38 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The Dream are starting to come together



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PostPosted: 07/11/18 12:42 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

So, to recap, Atlanta came into this game averaging (for the season):
  • 75.7 points per game, and scored 106.
  • 39.4 percent from the field, and shot 60.3.
  • 28.2 percent from three, and shot 61.1.
  • 16.4 assists per game, and handed out 31.
I mean, "getting hot" can only account but for so much. Washington may wish to consider re-examining their defensive philosophy?



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PostPosted: 07/11/18 12:45 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

This is the first time in WNBA history that four players for the same team scored 20+ points in the same game

The previous record was three, which had happened five times:

Phoenix at Seattle, Aug. 24, 2007
Connecticut at Indiana, Aug. 27, 2007 (ot)
Phoenix vs. Indiana, Sept. 29, 2009 (ot)
Atlanta vs. Washington, Aug. 27, 2010
Phoenix at New York, Sept. 24, 2016

ETA: Apparently this has happened one time before, for Phoenix on 24 July 2010 in a double OT game. Silly me expecting the WNBA Media Guide to have accurate information.



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PostPosted: 07/11/18 12:50 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

This Atlanta team has the potential to be scary good...But they need to get more point production from Breland/Williams.




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PostPosted: 07/11/18 12:53 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

zune69 wrote:
This Atlanta team has the potential to be scary good...But they need to get more point production from Breland/Williams.

Are you sure? Montgomery appears to have settled into a rhythm offensively, in which case, they've got about all the scoring they need from their starters. What they need is for at least 2/3 of Sykes, Dantas and Bentley to start scoring.



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PostPosted: 07/11/18 12:56 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Silky Johnson wrote:
zune69 wrote:
This Atlanta team has the potential to be scary good...But they need to get more point production from Breland/Williams.

Are you sure? Montgomery appears to have settled into a rhythm offensively, in which case, they've got about all the scoring they need from their starters. What they need is for at least 2/3 of Sykes, Dantas and Bentley to start scoring.


You can't just rely on scoring from the guards/wings....Atlanta needs more balance in their offense......The Dream have played 19 games...Breland/Williams have reached double digits a total of 7 times.


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PostPosted: 07/11/18 12:58 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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You can't just rely on scoring from the guards/wings....
And I ask again: are you sure?



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PostPosted: 07/11/18 1:01 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Silky Johnson wrote:
zune69 wrote:
You can't just rely on scoring from the guards/wings....
And I ask again: are you sure?


Yes...I'm positive....When Atlanta went to the finals multiple times.DeSouza and Sancho gave them scoring from the 4/5 positions.


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PostPosted: 07/11/18 1:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

zune69 wrote:
Silky Johnson wrote:
zune69 wrote:
You can't just rely on scoring from the guards/wings....
And I ask again: are you sure?


Yes...I'm positive....When Atlanta went to the finals multiple times.DeSouza and Sancho gave them scoring from the 4/5 positions.


One of those times Sancho missed most of the season, and we never had any PG scoring.



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PostPosted: 07/11/18 1:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Atlanta's not gonna get very far with a 6 ppg PF & 6 ppg center.

Montgomery's shooting 36% from the field.




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PostPosted: 07/11/18 1:23 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

zune69 wrote:
Atlanta's not gonna get very far with a 6 ppg PF & 6 ppg center.


Yeah, even the 2013 Lynx had a 10 ppg PF to go with their 6 ppg center



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PostPosted: 07/11/18 1:24 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

zune69 wrote:
Silky Johnson wrote:
zune69 wrote:
You can't just rely on scoring from the guards/wings....
And I ask again: are you sure?


Yes...I'm positive....When Atlanta went to the finals multiple times.DeSouza and Sancho gave them scoring from the 4/5 positions.


Counterpoint: Phoenix arguably rode the backs of their three-G/F combo to two championships, with minimal offensive help from their frontcourt, and I don't recall the frontcourt being a significant offensive presence in either of Minnesota's first two championships.

I mean, if your argument is that Breland and Williams need to combine for more than twelve points a game? Maybe. But the thing about Atlanta is that they get more paint points out of their wings than most teams do, which means that they also don't get as much value out of post production as other teams do. More than anything else, they need for Breland and Williams to play tough defense and rebound. If the Dream continue on the trend they appear to be on, they could threaten to make a deep playoff push without either of their starting bigs approaching double-figure scoring.



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PostPosted: 07/11/18 1:25 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I don't see any Maya Moore's or Lindsey Whalen's on this team....Augustus was a 50% fg shooter during those early title runs......Atlanta is 9-8 for a reason.


2013 Lynx fg%:
Augustus-51%
Moore-51%
Whalen-48%
Brunson-50%
McCarville-49%

McCarville also avg 3 asst and shot 43% from 3.

Atlanta's last in fg%-40%....and last in 3ptfg%-30%.




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