Ivory Latta's one season as an assistant coach at North Carolina already has made her a more patient player and helped prime the guard for a bigger leadership role in Washington as the Mystics take aim at a playoff berth.
It's like little Ralphie from "A Christmas Story." Everyone sets out for an A grade. But with just three teams boasting winning records at the All-Star break, most teams scored far below their expectations.
Atlanta had the worst road record of any team in the playoffs. But with their season on the line, the Dream dominated cold-shooting Washington to force their Eastern Conference semifinals to a decisive Game 3.