The Connecticut Sun Face Off Against the Atlanta Dream, Who are Looking to End a Three-game Losing Streak

Connecticut Sun vs Atlanta Dream (WNBA)

The Atlanta Dream, mired in a three-game losing streak, faces a daunting task as they take on the formidable Connecticut Sun. The Sun have been a force to be reckoned with in the Eastern Conference, boasting an impressive 9-1 record against conference opponents.

Led by the dominant Brionna Jones, who averages 9.3 points per game in the paint, Connecticut has been a nightmare for opponents to match up against.

Allisha Gray’s 17 helps Dream end 3-game (Atlanta Dream/WNBA)

On the other hand, the Dream have struggled to find their footing against Eastern Conference opponents, holding a lackluster 2-6 record. Despite their struggles, Atlanta has shown a knack for crashing the boards, averaging 8.8 offensive rebounds per game, led by Tina Charles’ impressive 2.4 average.

The three-point shooting statistics reveal an intriguing dynamic between the two teams. While Connecticut averages a modest 5.1 made three-pointers per game, they are facing an Atlanta team that has been generous in allowing three-pointers, surrendering an average of 8.3 per game.

Meanwhile, the Dream’s own three-point shooting capabilities, averaging 6.0 made shots per game, may find success against a Connecticut team that allows an average of 6.1 three-pointers per game.

As the teams meet for the first time this season, the Sun’s dominance in the paint and the Dream’s struggles on defense may give Connecticut an initial advantage. However, Atlanta’s offensive rebounding prowess and three-point shooting capabilities could potentially turn the tide in their favor.

The matchup promises to be a thrilling contest between two teams with different strengths and weaknesses, with top performers like Brionna Jones and Allisha Gray expected to shine.