Dream season ends with loss to Sun

Atlanta Dream forward Monique Billings (25) moves the ball during a WNBA basketball game against the Dallas Wings, Thursday, May 27, 2021, in College Park, Ga. The Atlanta Dream won 101-95. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik)
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Atlanta Dream forward Monique Billings (25) moves the ball during a WNBA basketball game against the Dallas Wings, Thursday, May 27, 2021, in College Park, Ga. The Atlanta Dream won 101-95. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik)

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Natisha Hiedeman scored 16 points off the bench, Brionna Jones had a double-double and the Connecticut Sun closed out the WNBA regular season with a 14-game winning streak, topping the visiting Atlanta Dream 84-64 on Sunday.

The Sun (26-6) finished 15-1 at home and the regular-season champions will have nine days off before playing in the semifinals against the lowest remaining seed.

The Dream (8-24) did not make the playoffs. Courtney Williams had 18 points and eight rebounds for the Dream, who were outrebounded 48-33. Monique Billings added 14 points and Aari McDonald had nine points.

MVP candidate Jonquel Jones scored 15 points and fellow All-Star Brionna Jones added 14 with 10 rebounds. The third All-Star for the Sun, DeWanna Bonner, left the game after two minutes with a tight back and did not return.

Connecticut led 46-37 at the half and spent the second half with a double-figure lead after Jasmine Thomas made back-to-back baskets for a 53-40 lead.

The Sun went 8 of 21 from 3-point range while the Dream were 2 of 20.

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