The Liberty were leading from the beginning and the Dream were never really in it. Here’s the writeup from the New York Daily News.
Here’s Newsday’s take.
The New York Post also reports here.
One from our pals at Swish Appeal:
As an autograph collector, Atlanta is quickly becoming one of my favorite teams to deal with. They seem to actually like people. Again, everyone on the team was willing to stop and sign, which means that we are now the proud owners of a t-shirt signed by, among many other people, the entire roster of the Dream. That kind of behavior is good for the league. Plus, you get the added hilarity of Iziane Castro Marques noshing on popcorn and hurriedly wiping her fingers off on her shooting shirt between signatures and apologies.
And from SportsPageMagazine.com:
“As a leader of the team, we have players who look up to me and expect a lot, but at the same time it shouldn’t be about that,” Pondexter said. “We need players to get into their own and look to be aggressive offensively, because it’s not about me, it’s about the team.”
It looks like we had a lot of press for this game. It’s a pity that it ended up with a Dream loss. After a 6-0 start the Dream have lost three of their last four.
The Dream got as close to two points in the third quarter, 46-44, but that would be as close as they got. They shot 52 percent at the free throw line – 11 for 21.
Cappie Pondexter had another great game with 25 points. Leilani Mitchell had 11 points.