Atlanta Dream finds a little mo

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Make that two in a row.

The Atlanta Dream downed the Minnesota Lynx 73-67 last night, avenging an early June loss that marked the fifth defeat in what would grow into a WNBA record 17 consecutive losses to open a season.

But let’s not dwell in the negative. It’s now two wins in a row for the struggling expansion team and they are clearly relishing the moment.

“It’s huge, it’s just huge. Any win for an expansion team is just huge,” says Dream coach Marynell Meadors. “This team has played with so much heart and so much spirit and enthusiasm from April 20th through now, and we have made some changes on our team and I just think that the chemistry on this team is good.”

Does two consecutive wins make life in the WNBA a little easier?

“Oh no, not for an expansion team. There’s nothing easy about any of these teams,” Meadors says. “They’re all good, there’s depth everywhere. You just can’t take anything for granted. We hope that we can come out and compete. That’s the main thing that we try to do every game is compete. We try to hustle, we try to get the hustle play and get some open looks and hit those shots and knock them down.”

Dream guard Betty Lennox (photo), who scored 17 of her 24 points in the second half, says the two wins are bringing needed momentum to the team.

“I know for a fact that I’m used to winning and now they know exactly how to win and how it feels to win,” Lennox says. “Hopefully we can carry that momentum over, we’re going to the West so it’s going to be very difficult, but we’re a threat to teams because we’ve only won two games. What we’ve got to do is go out and play with heart like we did tonight. We’ve got bear down and persevere through everything, and we did that tonight.”

The Dream continues its six-game road trip on Friday at San Antonio.

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