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Weary Dream face 2-0 deficit in WNBA finals

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Associated Press
September 16, 2010
— The Atlanta Dream have no time to waste after two close losses to the Seattle Storm in the WNBA finals.

Sleep can wait.


The Dream took a redeye flight from Seattle after Tuesday night’s 87-84 loss, then drove straight from the Atlanta airport to their practice court early Wednesday for a short workout.


To rally from the 2-0 deficit in the best-of-five series, the Atlanta players say they must do a better job against Seattle’s Lauren Jackson, the league MVP who scored 26 points in each of the Storm’s opening wins. Game 3 of the series is tonight in Atlanta.


“It’s very important to slow her down, at least make her work harder for her shots,” said Atlanta’s Iziane Castro Marques.


Jackson made 13 of 17 free throws Tuesday after hurting the Dream with her four 3-pointers in the series opener.


Jackson said she was worried about playing in Atlanta after the Storm won two games in Seattle by a combined margin of five points.


“At this point in time I don’t feel overly confident in going to Atlanta,” she said.



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