Arlington, TX – The Dallas Wings will close out their two-game road trip as they head west to face the Phoenix Mercury this Saturday, for the second time this season. Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. CST. These two teams met up 12 days ago, opening up the regular season in Phoenix on May 14. The Wings took game one of the series 68-58.
Saturday’s matchup will mark as the 54th time both franchises will meet and second time this season. The Wings are 1-0 against the Mercury this season and 19-35 overall.
In game one of the series, rookie Kaela Davis had a grand debut leading the team in scoring. She put down 20 points, shooting perfect behind the line (8-for-8). It was the first time in franchise history, that a rookie scored 20 points and led the team during a season opener on the road. Glory Johnson was one point shy from a double-double with nine points and 14 rebounds.
In game one of the two-game stint, the Wings travelled to San Antonio, getting their second win of the season to go 2-1 overall for the season. The team outscored the Stars 33-13 in the fourth quarter to come from behind and win.
ON THE ROAD
On the road, the Wings are currently 2-0, with an overall record of 111-203, when playing away from their home court. Five Wings players scored double figures for the first time this season. Skylar Diggins-Smith and Allisha Gray both recorded 17 points to lead the time to their 94-82 victory.
In Thursday afternoon’s game the veteran duo of Karima Christmas-Kelly and Skylar Diggins-Smith made league history recording their 1500th WNBA point. It was the second time in league history a veteran duo reached the same multiple-of-500 career points milestone with more than 1000 career points in the same game. The last time this occurred was in August 9, 2011 (MIN at PHO) when MIN teammates Seimone Augustus and Lindsay Whalen both reached 3000 career point. It is also marked the first time in W history that two teammates with hyphenated last names reached the milestone in the same game.
Forward Glory Johnson is 12 rebounds away from recording her 1000th career rebound. Coming into this week’s road trip she was 23 boards shy. Against San Antonio, she recorded 11 rebounds, which draws her close to making the mark.
The Wings will continue their road trip, heading to Phoenix to face the Mercury on Saturday, May 27 for the second time this season. The game will be televised on FOX Sports Arizona. The Wings will return home on May 30 to take on the Indiana Fever. The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. at the College Park Center, located on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington. Season ticket packages and individual tickets are available. Fans can get theirs by calling 817.469.9464 or by visiting dallaswings.com.
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