Dream-Stars preview

BY foxsports • June 24, 2016

The San Antonio Stars will try to end their four game-losing streak -- the longest in the WNBA -- when they play host to the slumping Atlanta Dream on Saturday night.

The Stars (2-11) have the worst record in the league. The Dream (8-5) are coming off a 90-79 double-overtime home loss to the New York Liberty on Wednesday. They have lost four of their past six games.

"I'm not too worried about it," Atlanta forward Sancho Lyttle said after the latest defeat. "We've been through this before. Last year, the year before, we always start off really, really good, then we go through a drought and then we pick it back up and make it into the playoffs. Right now, I'm not really too worried."

San Antonio is the lowest-scoring team in the league at 74.3 points per game and it ranks 11th out of 12 teams in field-goal percentage (40.9), just a tenth of a point ahead of Dallas. Guard Kayla McBride averages 17.8 points per game, but nobody else on the team averages more than 10.7.

The Dream are led by forward Angel McCoughtry, who has reached at least 20 points in eight of the past 11 games. She averages a team-high 19.8 points. Guard Tiffany Hayes is at 14.8 per game.

Lyttle returned Wednesday after missing four games while playing for Spain in an Olympic qualifying tournament in France. She had 11 points, 11 rebounds and tied her career high with eight steals.

Atlanta center Elizabeth Williams, acquired in an offseason trade, leads the WNBA with 2.5 blocks per game.

What has hurt the Dream is their 3-point shooting. They have made just 25.1 percent of their attempts from behind the arc, the worst mark in the league.

This is the second meeting of the season between these teams. Atlanta won 73-63 in overtime in San Antonio in the season opener on May 14. McBride scored a game-high 24 points.

The Dream are starting a three-game road trip.

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