WNBA roundup: Allisha Grey leads Atlanta Dream to 19-point comeback
Aari McDonald made a 3 with 42 seconds remaining to provide the Atlanta Dream, who had been down by 19, an 80-77 lead over the Minnesota Lynx Tuesday night time at Goal Middle in Minneapolis. After missed Minnesota threes from Diamond Miller (32 seconds) and Kayla McBride (24 seconds), Atlanta made it a two-possession recreation with free throws; it held on to win 83-77.
The Dream’s 19-point comeback win in opposition to Minnesota tonight stands as the most important in franchise historical past.
— Atlanta Dream PR (@ATLDreamPR) May 24, 2023
Allisha Grey matched a profession excessive set on September 4, 2020 within the wubble with 26 factors. She was 3-of-6 from downtown and added 10 rebounds and two blocks. She performed nicely in Atlanta’s opener as nicely with 10 factors, seven boards and 7 assists. On Tuesday, she made the 2 free throws at 21 seconds remaining that made it 82-77. She additionally hit a 3 with 2:57 remaining that reduce the Dream’s deficit to 77-75 and transformed on a 3-point play at 7:43 within the fourth that reduce it to 71-67.
2022 Rookie of the Yr Rhyne Howard had simply eight factors for Atlanta (1-1), however made a vital three that reduce it to 75-72 with 3:33 to go. She added six assists and three steals. McDonald completed with simply six factors, but additionally six helpers, and was the one Dream participant in addition to Grey to play 30-plus minutes. Naz Hillmon added 13 factors for the winners, Cheyenne Parker had 12 and AD Durr had seven to associate with three assists.
Minnesota (0-2) was led by Napheesa Collier’s 20 factors, 5 boards, 5 helpers and two swipes. Jessica Shepard was good for eight factors, 10 rebounds and 4 assists in defeat.
The Dream shot 18-of-20 on the free throw line.
Connecticut Solar over Washington Mystics, 88-81
A layup by the Solar’s DeWanna Bonner at 52 seconds remaining made it a two-possession recreation for good. Washington’s Elena Delle Donne had made a layup at 1:14 to chop it to 81-79.
Alyssa Thomas has had a point-rebound double-double for the Solar (3-0) in every of their three video games this 12 months. She’s additionally made it a minimum of midway to double digits within the help column in all three contests. On Tuesday, she posted 22 factors, 10 boards, 5 helpers and two steals on the Leisure and Sports activities Enviornment in Washington, D.C. She was 6-of-9 from the sphere and 10-of-16 on the charity stripe.
After two quiet video games for Tiffany Hayes — in each she performed beneath 23 minutes — she performed 30:46, notching 13 factors and a powerful eight assists for Connecticut. DeWanna Bonner added 15 factors, 4 helpers and two swipes for the winners whereas Brionna Jones had 12 factors and 6 boards and Natisha Hiedeman had 13 factors and two steals.
Delle Donne (27 factors) and Brittney Sykes have been 10 factors aside for the Mystics (1-2) and each had seven rebounds and 4 assists. 2022 All-Rookie Workforce member Shakira Austin picked up the place she left off on Sunday with one other large recreation: 14 factors, eight boards and three swipes in defeat. So, regardless of the loss, the Mystics had some nice particular person performances.