Dream-Fever Preview
By MIKE VOTTA, STATS Senior Writer

Atlanta's road trip got off to a promising start, but things haven't gone quite as smoothly since then.

The expansion Dream will be trying to regain their recent brief momentum when they visit the Indiana Fever on Wednesday.

Atlanta (2-19) set a WNBA record for the worst start to a season by dropping its first 17 games. The Dream finally got into the win column by beating Chicago 91-84 at home July 5, and four days later defeated Minnesota 73-67 to kick off a season-high six-game road trip.

Atlanta wasn't able to continue its newfound winning ways, though, losing 82-74 to San Antonio on Friday and 79-66 to Chicago on Sunday.

Katie Feenstra scored a season-high 21 points in the matchup with the Sky, but the Dream missed 10 of their first 11 shots and shot 33 percent for the game. Atlanta owns the second-worst shooting percentage in the WNBA at 39.5.

"We just were not making shots," coach Marynell Meadors said. "We had open looks and we just did not knock them down. We kept missing, kept missing, kept missing and they kept scoring and kept pushing us down."

On Wednesday, the Dream will be up against the worst shooting team in the league in the Fever, who are converting 39.3 percent from the floor. Indiana, however, is also one of the best defensive teams in the league, ranking second with 69.7 points allowed per game.

Atlanta is scoring 74.4 points per game and is near the bottom of the league in points allowed at 85.2 a contest.

The Fever (10-9) won for the third time in four games Saturday, 66-57 over Chicago. Katie Douglas scored 13 of her 25 points in the fourth quarter to spark Indiana to its fifth straight home victory.

"All of us made more of a conscious effort to get to the rim," said Douglas, who scored all but 10 of her team's points in the final period. "We got off to a phenomenal start, but in the second half, things were not going down as well. Rather than sit in and try to get comfortable, we decided to attack the basket."

Douglas leads the Fever with 16.7 points per game, but had averaged 12.3 in her previous four.

Indiana won the first meeting with Atlanta, 76-67 on the road June 13. Tan White led the Fever with 21 points, while Ivory Latta and Tamera Young each had 14 for the Dream.

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