ATLANTA – A late fourth-quarter comeback helped the Atlanta Dream (8-25) take down the Las Vegas Aces (20-13), 78-74, Thursday night at State Farm Arena.
Elizabeth Williams led the team with a career-high eight blocks and 20 points, and was one of four Dream players to tally eight or more rebounds Thursday night.
The Aces scored first, but a strong offensive effort from the Dream helped Atlanta close Las Vegas’ lead to just five points in the first frame. Elizabeth Williams led the team with 10 of her 20 points in just the first 10 minutes.
A corner three-pointer from Brittney Sykes with just eight seconds left kept the Dream within five heading into halftime. Atlanta outscored Vegas in the third frame to pull within two, and the Aces scored first in the fourth to lead by four.
A go-ahead cutting layup from Gülich in the middle of a 9-0 run pushed the Dream into the lead with five minutes left in the game. The Dream led by as many as seven points in the final minutes, and the Aces brought it within two points twice, but Atlanta was able to hold Las Vegas to just 25 percent shooting in the final frame to hold on for the win.
Atlanta wraps up the 2019 season this Sunday as the Dream host the New York Liberty at 4:00 p.m. 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.