Bria Holmes tallied a season-high 17 points Thursday night, but her Atlanta Dream fell short of victory.
The former Mountaineer played a team-high 33 minutes, but was an efficient 6-of-9 from the field, including 4-for-4 at the charity stripe.
The Dream trailed much of the game, but Holmes got to the cup with ease. Her four assists and two rebounds helped the cause, but weren’t enough to lean in their favor.
Holmes’ head coach, former “Showtime” Los Angeles Laker Michael Cooper, had some nice comments post-game about his Dream star.
“Bria Holmes is a slasher and I think she did that well tonight,” claimed Cooper via the Dream Twitter account.
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Thursday’s loss to the Indiana Fever drops Atlanta to 5-5 on the year and just a .5 game ahead of the Fever in the Eastern Conference. Sitting in third place is comfortable for the time being, but stringing together consecutive wins has to be in the player’s minds.
Atlanta’s won back-to-back games twice so far in 2017, but their longest streak was a three-game skid. During those three losses, the Dream failed to reach 72 points.
Seventy two, so what?
It seems irrelevant, but the Dream haven’t won a single game all year where they scored fewer than 75 points. Holmes’ stats in wins compared to losses? We broke that down for you right here!