Connecticut dominated the paint, outrebounding Atlanta 42-26.
Odyssey Sims and Courtney Williams each scored 14 points for the Dream, which was without Tiffany Hayes. Tianna Hawkins added 11 points and Chennedy Carter, who picked up her third foul early in the third quarter, had 10 points. Aari McDonald, the No. 3 overall pick in the draft, was held to one point in 16 minutes.