Tuesday's WNBA slate featured an early meeting between the San Antonio Stars and Atlanta Dream. Despite San Antonio starting strong, they ultimately faltered like in previous games this season. Thanks to 20-plus point performances from Tiffany Hayes and Kia Sykes, the Dream captured an 88-75 win to move closer to .500 in the WNBA standings. Here's a look at the latest WNBA game recap for the Stars vs. Dream including top performers, as well as a standings update and what is next on the schedule for each of these teams.

WNBA game recap

Tiffany Hayes was among those named to the WNBA All-Star starters in the Eastern Conference and on Tuesday showed just why.

Hayes shot 7-for-15 overall and hit 10-of-12 free throws to finish with a game-high 25 points for the Atlanta Dream. She also grabbed seven rebounds, dished out two assists, had two steals, and a block in today's winning effort. Teammate Brittney Sykes added 20 points on 5-of-16 shooting, as she also hit nine free throws for the game. Elizabeth Williams and Layshia Clarendon combined for 23 points while Sancho Lyttle finished with 10 boards.

For the San Antonio Stars, center Isabelle Harrison added 22 points on 9-for-13 shooting, while also collecting nine boards. Teammate Alex Montgomery was the only other starter in double-digits as she had 10 points and eight rebounds. Sequoia Holmes came off the bench to add 10 points, but the Stars received very little production from their other players.

Ironically, San Antonio had a 42 percent rate of hitting their shots on the day compared to just 33.3 percent for the Atlanta Dream. However, the Dream outrebounded the visitors 39-37 and limited their turnovers to just 10, while the Stars had 16 of their own.

The Stars were up 23-13 after just the first quarter, but the Dream charged back in the second quarter to outscore the opponents 24-16.

A 23-12 third quarter ultimately helped the home team take over the game.

Standings & next games

The San Antonio Stars now fall to 1-10 on the road and 2-18 overall. They continue to stay in last place for the WNBA standings and are likely to finish things that way without a major winning streak. Next up, they take on the Indiana Fever on Thursday night at home starting 8 p.m.

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The Atlanta Dream moved a game closer to .500 with a record of 9-10 overall and 6-3 on their home court. They'll look to even out their record when they visit the Washington Mystics on Wednesday morning, starting at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

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