Dream to take on Sky in first round of WNBA playoffs

ATLANTA -- In three of the past four seasons, the Atlanta Dream have reached the WNBA Finals.

Despite the impressive feat, the team has yet win to a single game in the final round. On Friday night, the Dream will take the first steps to their championship hopes when they play host to first round opponent, the Chicago Sky, at Philips Arena.

During the regular season, the Dream and the Sky met five times, with Chicago winning three of those games.

Overall, Atlanta finished with the best record in the Eastern Conference at 19-15, while Chicago finished 15-19, good enough for fourth.

The teams will compete in a best of three series. Game 1 will take place Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at Philips Arena. Game 2 will take place Sunday, August 24 at 7 p.m. in Chicago. Game 3 will take place Tuesday, August 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Philips Arena.

The first 3,000 fans in Philips Arena Friday night will receive "Unfinished Business" t-shirts.

A viewing party will be held at the J.R. Crickets location in Smyrna for Game 2 on Sunday.


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