By Tayler Evans
The Atlanta Dream defeated the Washington Mystics Wednesday with a franchise record-setting 106-89 victory. The Dream became the first team in WNBA history to have four players score at least 20 points and five assists in a game.
Here’s a look at our monumental night by the numbers:
High Fives for the Starting Five
106 – The Dream edged in another 106-point game for the record books. Four of the team’s starting five players notched at least 20 points. Angel McCoughtry led the Dream in scoring with 24 points, while Jessica Breland recorded a career-high 23 points. Renee Montgomery and Tiffany Hayes finished with 21 points apiece. The Dream had its’ first 106-point game July 30, 2009 against the Phoenix Mercury. The team logged a franchise-high 108-point game against Connecticut July 7, 2010 and Phoenix July 22, 2014.
There’s no need to call State Farm.
31 – The Dream finished with 31 assists ––– the second highest in franchise history. Jessica Breland led the team with seven assists, while Angel McCoughtry recorded six assists. Renee Montgomery and Tiffany Hayes finished with five assists a piece. The team recorded a franchise-high of 32 assists Sept. 4, 2009 against the Sacramento Monarchs.
The Dream went hard in the paint.
11 – The Dream recorded its second 11 3-point field goal percentage game in franchise history. Montgomery made five of eight of her 3-pointers shooting 62.5% from the field, while Hayes led in the team in 3-point field goal percentage by shooting 80% from the line. The team recorded a franchise-high 64% field goal percentage against the Sacramento Monarch Sep. 4, 2009. The team was shooting 60% from the field, which is the third highest field goal percentage recorded in the books.