The Sports Inquirer attended the postgame presser of the Atlanta Dream featuring head coach Nicki Collen along with players Tiffany Hayes (15) and Alex Bentley (20) following the team’s 87-84 home loss to the Washington Mystics in game one of the WNBA Semifinals on Aug. 26. Bentley scored a team-high 19 points off the bench while Hayes scored 17 points. Topics included thoughts on the loss, struggling to defend Washington’s three-pointers and Elena Delle Donne, allowing 26 first-quarter points and making adjustments before the next contest.
The Sports Inquirer attended the postgame presser of the Washington Mystics featuring head coach Mike Thibault along with players Natasha Cloud (9) and Elena Delle Donne (11). Delle Donne had a game-high 32 points and 13 points for a double-double while Cloud scored 13 points with six assists. Topics included thoughts on the win, hitting 11 three-pointers as a team, converting free throw attempts and preserving energy in a playoff series.