WNBA roundup: Allisha Gray leads Atlanta Dream to 19-point comeback

Aari McDonald made a 3 with 42 seconds staying to offer the Atlanta Dream, who had actually been down by 19, an 80-77 lead over the Minnesota Lynx Tuesday night at Target Center in Minneapolis. After missed out on Minnesota 3s from Diamond Miller (32 seconds) and Kayla McBride (24 seconds), Atlanta made it a two-possession video game with complimentary tosses; it hung on to win 83-77.

Allisha Gray matched a profession high set on September 4, 2020 in the wubble with 26 points. She was 3-of-6 from downtown and included 10 rebounds and 2 blocks. She played well in Atlanta’s opener too with 10 points, 7 boards and 7 helps. On Tuesday, she made the 2 complimentary tosses at 21 seconds staying that made it 82-77. She likewise struck a 3 with 2:57 staying that cut the Dream’s deficit to 77-75 and transformed on a 3-point play at 7:43 in the 4th that sufficed to 71-67.

2022 Rookie of the Year Rhyne Howard had simply 8 points for Atlanta (1-1), however made an important 3 that sufficed to 75-72 with 3:33 to go. She included 6 helps and 3 takes. McDonald ended up with simply 6 points, however likewise 6 assistants, and was the only Dream gamer besides Gray to play 30-plus minutes. Naz Hillmon included 13 points for the winners, Cheyenne Parker had 12 and ADVERTISEMENT Durr had 7 to support 3 helps.

Minnesota (0-2) was led by Napheesa Collier’s 20 points, 5 boards, 5 assistants and 2 swipes. Jessica Shepard benefited 8 points, 10 rebounds and 4 helps in defeat.

The Dream shot 18-of-20 at the complimentary toss line.

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Connecticut Sun over Washington Mystics, 88-81

A layup by the Sun’s DeWanna Bonner at 52 seconds staying made it a two-possession video game for great. Washington’s Elena Delle Donne had actually made a layup at 1:14 to suffice to 81-79.

Alyssa Thomas has actually had a point-rebound double-double for the Sun (3-0) in each of their 3 video games this year. She’s likewise made it a minimum of midway to double digits in the help column in all 3 contests. On Tuesday, she published 22 points, 10 boards, 5 assistants and 2 takes at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C. She was 6-of-9 from the field and 10-of-16 at the charity stripe.

After 2 peaceful video games for Tiffany Hayes — in both she played under 23 minutes — she played 30:46, notching 13 points and a remarkable 8 helps for Connecticut. DeWanna Bonner included 15 points, 4 assistants and 2 swipes for the winners while Brionna Jones had 12 points and 6 boards and Natisha Hiedeman had 13 points and 2 takes.

Delle Donne (27 points) and Brittney Sykes were 10 points apart for the Mystics (1-2) and both had 7 rebounds and 4 helps. 2022 All-Rookie Team member Shakira Austin got where she ended on Sunday with another huge video game: 14 points, 8 boards and 3 swipes in defeat. So, in spite of the loss, the Mystics had some fantastic specific efficiencies.

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