Dream-Storm preview

The Atlanta Dream will attempt to end a three-game losing streak when they visit the Seattle Storm on Tuesday at KeyArena.

Atlanta (8-6) has lost the top spot in the WNBA's Eastern Conference and now sits in second place behind the New York Liberty, which had won six in a row before falling to Phoenix in overtime on Sunday. The Dream are coming off a 73-69 loss at San Antonio on Saturday.

Angel McCoughtry scored 23 points in the loss to the Stars. Layshia Clarendon added 13 points for the Dream, who were held to 40 percent shooting and made just 3-of-11 from 3-point range.

Seattle (5-9), which is fifth in the Western Conference, has lost three in a row and five of six before beating Connecticut 98-81 on Friday.

Breanna Stewart made five 3-pointers and tied her career high with 29 points in the win over the Sun. She also posted nine rebounds, six assists, three steals and three blocked shots.

Sue Bird and Jewel Loyd scored 19 points apiece for Seattle, which erupted for 56 points in the opening half, the team's highest-scoring half of the season. The Storm shot a sizzling 61.4 percent from the field and made 8-of-18 from beyond the arc.

The Storm announced on Saturday that it had finalized an agreement with the Phoenix Mercury to bring veteran guard Noelle Quinn back to Seattle for the rights to Angel Robinson. Quinn, who played for Seattle in 2013 and 2014, has averaged 5.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists over her career.

“Noelle will add versatility, depth and valuable experience to our backcourt,” said Alisha Valvanis, the team's president and general manager. “With 10 years of experience competing in the WNBA and her familiarity with (head coach) Jenny Boucek, she will have an immediate impact on our team. We're looking forward to having Noelle back in Seattle.”

The Storm also announced that they have signed 6-foot-5 center Krystal Thomas, who last played in the WNBA in 2014. The team waived rookie guard Blake Dietrick and center Markeisha Gatling.