ATLANTA DREAM TO FACE CONNECTICUT IN 2011 WNBA PLAYOFFS

- Dream will host Game 2 at Philips Arena on September 18 -

ATLANTA, September 11, 2011 – The Atlanta Dream will face the Connecticut Sun in the opening round of the 2011 WNBA Playoffs presented by Boost Mobile. The Dream will host Game 2 at Philips Arena on Sunday, September 18 at 3 p.m.

Atlanta will have a chance to defend its 2010 Eastern Conference Championship after advancing to the postseason for a third straight season. The Dream (20-14) clinched the No. 3 seed in the East with Sunday night’s victory over the Indiana Fever, closing out the regular season with a franchise record 20th win. The Sun (21-13) wrapped up the No. 2 spot with a win over the New York Liberty.

The Dream and Sun split the 2011 regular season series 2-2, with both teams defending their home court. The Dream won the most recent matchup, 85-74, on September 6. The playoff series features two WNBA MVP candidates, as Dream forward Angel McCoughtry (21.6 ppg) and Sun center Tina Charles (17.6 ppg) go head-to-head.

Single game tickets and playoff packages are available now for purchase by calling (877) 977-7729 or visiting www.AtlantaDream.net. Single game tickets can also be purchased via Ticketmaster or at the Philips Arena box office.

The best-of-three series will tip off on Friday night as the Dream travels to Connecticut for Game 1. The game will be broadcast on NBA TV at 7:00 p.m. The Dream will host Game 2 at Philips Arena on Sunday, September 18 in a 3 p.m. matchup televised on ESPN2. If necessary, Game 3 will be played in Connecticut on Tuesday, September 20.

The Atlanta Dream is in its fourth season this summer at Philips Arena as part of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), the world's longest-running women's professional sports league. The Dream, the defending Eastern Conference Champions, have advanced to the postseason for a third straight time in the franchise’s fourth season. For ticket information, visit www.AtlantaDream.net or call 1-877-977-7729.