Dream Clinches Sixth Consecutive Playoff Berth
ATLANTA, Aug. 3, 2014 – The WNBA Atlanta Dream will defend its Eastern Conference Championship as the team has clinched its sixth consecutive playoff berth in the franchise’s seven-year history. A loss by Indiana late Saturday night in Phoenix meant the first-place Dream became the first team in the East to secure a spot in the playoffs this season.
With eight games remaining in the regular season, Atlanta currently leads the Eastern Conference by 4.5 games with a record of 17-9. The Dream, which won Eastern Conference Championships in 2010, 2011 and 2013, is battling to secure the East’s No. 1 seed for the first time in team history. Atlanta can get one step closer to that goal when it hosts New York on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET in the team’s annual “Dream Pink” game in support of Breast Health Awareness.
Atlanta is currently the only team in the WNBA to have qualified for the playoffs in each of the past six seasons. Indiana, which ranks third in the East, and Seattle, the West’s last-place team, are the only other teams that could still join the Dream for that distinction.
Atlanta Dream playoff tickets are available for purchase by calling (877) 977-7729 or visiting www.AtlantaDream.net.
The 2014 WNBA playoffs presented by Boost Mobile tip off Thursday, Aug. 21. The Conference Semifinals and the Conference Finals are each best-of-three series. Series are played in a 1-1-1 format, with the team with home-court advantage (better record) hosting Games 1 and 3, and their opponents hosting Game 2.
The WNBA Finals is a best-of-five series played in a 2-2-1 format, with the team with home-court advantage hosting Games 1, 2, and 5 while its opponent hosts Games 3 and 4.
The three-time Eastern Conference Champion Atlanta Dream is in its seventh season in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The Dream has qualified for the playoffs in each of the past six seasons, including conference titles in 2013, 2011 and 2010. Playoff packages and single-game tickets for the 2014 season, as well as 2015 season tickets, can be purchased by calling (877) 977-7729 or visiting www.AtlantaDream.net. The next home game is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 3, against the New York Liberty at 3:00 p.m. The complete 2014 schedule can be found at www.wnba.com/dream/schedule.