1st star: Cathrine Kraayeveld, Atlanta Dream
Kraayeveld was perfect from the field – 4 from 4, including 3 from 3 behind the arc for a tied team high 12 points. This was easily her best game of the season, if not previous 2 or 3 seasons.
2nd star: DeWanna Bonner, Phoenix Mercury
Bonner boosted her stats in garbage time aka the second half. In the first one, in which Phoenix basically lost the game, she had only 6 points on 2 from 6 shooting. In the second when the game was decided she racked up additional 16 points for a game high total of 22 points and 10 rebounds.
3rd star: Lindsay Harding, Atlanta Dream
Harding had found her jumpshot last night so she obviously shied away from contact, going 4 from 7 with jumpers and only one layup off an offensive rebound. She finished the game with 10 points and 0 freethrow attempts.
Candice Dupree was the only other Mercury player apart from Bonner to end up in double digits… Everyone outside of Courtney Paris scored for the Dream, with 5 players scoring in double digits.
Yelena Leuchanka had her worst game of the young season, going 0 from 4… Outside of Dupree/Bonner duo the Mercury shot 27% from the game… Angel McCoughtry somehow still thinks she can shoot the three, oh, and she also committed 5 turnovers.
Atlanta Dream – Phoenix Mercury 85-61