ATLANTA – Despite a close fourth quarter, the Atlanta Dream fell to the Phoenix Mercury, 65-58, Thursday night at State Farm Arena.
The Dream’s (7-23) slow opening saw a franchise-low-tying six points in the first quarter, but Atlanta battled back behind Montgomery’s 12 points in the second quarter to trail by just four points at halftime.
The Mercury outscored the Dream in the third to pull into as much as an 11-point lead, and jumped out to a 13-point lead at the start of the fourth. From there, the Dream held the Mercury to just 23.1 percent shooting and outscored Phoenix by one point in the quarter. Up by three points with 20 seconds left, the Mercury was able to hold the lead and close out the game.
Atlanta heads out on its final road trip of the season, facing Seattle and Los Angeles before returning home to host Las Vegas on September 5. Group and single game tickets are available now. For more information, visit atlantadream.net or call 877.977.7729.
The Atlanta Dream, who are celebrating their 12th season in the WNBA in 2019, will play their home games in State Farm Arena in downtown Atlanta. The Dream have qualified for the playoffs nine times, winning conference titles in 2013, 2011 and 2010.