The Atlanta Dream are trying to build some momentum heading into the playoffs by improving their play on the road during the final week of the regular season.
Looking to bounce back from a defeat, the Dream try to win consecutive road games for the first time in more than three months Wednesday night against the lowly Sun.
Atlanta (17-14) is second in the Eastern Conference with three games remaining, but all are on the road, where the club is 4-10. Though the Dream's three-game overall winning streak ended with a 79-71 home loss to Phoenix on Sunday, they won 70-57 at New York on Friday and can take two straight on the road for the first time since winning their first two May 31-June 2.
If that is to happen, the Dream likely must shoot better than they did against the Mercury. Angel McCoughtry scored 25 points, but went 8 of 21 from the field as Atlanta made 32.1 percent.
"Looking at the stat sheet, we had 78 shots and 25 made,'' coach Fred Williams said. "Usually you get more ...