Eight days have passed since the Atlanta Dream last took the floor and the extended break couldn't have come at a better time for coach Marynell Meadors' club. Atlanta has been battling injuries it seems the entire season. Angel McCoughtry is still hampered by a knee injury that was suffered in training camp while Iziane Castro Marques and Sancho Lyttle have both been nicked up as well.
In addition to healing up, the break also provided the Dream with a chance to get in some much needed practice time as they continue to incorporate point guard Lindsey Harding into the lineup. Harding had her best game since joining the Dream last time out scoring 25 points in a 78-71 win over the New York Liberty.
Atlanta defeated the Chicago Sky in their only previous meeting this season by a score of 71-68. Atlanta built an early lead in that game before having to hang on for dear life at the end.
The game also marks the expected return of Lyttle to the lineup after she missed six games to be a part of the Spanish National Team. Coach Meadors has been quick to point out that the Dream is just 1-1 this season when they have had all of their players available.
One of Atlanta's priorities will be trying to slow down Sky forward Sylvia Fowles who exploded for 34 points and 16 rebounds in a victory this past Tuesday over Washington. Fowles recorded 21 points in the earlier meeting between the two clubs.
Tip off is scheduled for 8 p.m. and can be viewed online with WNBA Live Access.
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