The Fever mean business this year. Although they’ve only played 2 games and 1 team, the fact they’ve beaten this team proves so much. The have beaten Atlanta in both their encounters. In each game they’ve been powered by Catchings and Douglas, as well as their bench.
Tamika Catchings is showing she is the Reigning MVP! She is unbeatable right now. Catchings and the Fever are making it look like a fluke that Atlanta beat them in the playoffs last year. Catchings, in this game, scored 25 points and 19 of those were in the first half! She also grabbed a double-double by grabbing 12 points. Katie Douglas is always right there beside Catchings. In this game Douglas scored 16 points and had 7 rebounds. I love that she’s a G-F because she scores like a guard but rebounds like a Forward. When two guards are in, she can move to the 3 spot and be just as effective.
Atlanta can’t seem to get their team going and get some wins. The starting 5 are doing some work but their bench aren’t raising the bar. The bench needs to help the Dream. It seems that when the starting linup starts being subbed out, the Dream slowing begins to stop. If you look at the bench you would think they should be good with stars like Courtney Paris, Ketia Swanier, and Tip Hayes but they aren’t living up to expectations. The Dream have a lot of improvement to do and Angel scoring more isn’t the answer.