Arlington, TX – The Dallas Wings will host the Indiana Fever tonight, for the team’s first east coast, west coast match-up. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. The Wings are coming off a two-game west coast road stint, where the team went 1-1.
AGAINST THE FEVER
Tuesday night, the Fever and Wings will face each other for the 61st time overall. It will be the first match-up between both team in regular season play for 2017. It also marks as the first east conference opponent the team will go up against.
During the 2016 season, Indiana took the series winning two of the three matchups. The Wings took the first game of the series on the road, defeating the Fever 90-79. Overall, the Fever lead the series (32-29). At home the Wings are 19-14 overall when playing against the Fever.
Last season, Karima Christmas-Kelly led the series in scoring with a total of 46 points (15.3 ppg). In game two of the series, she scored a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds.
In defensive boards they are averaging, 23.8 rpg, with Glory Johnson leading the way with a total of 27 (6.8 average).
On their side of the court, the team is boarding up 10.0 per game, for a total of 40.
This season the Wings have broken a season high in field goal percentage and points scored in a game.
-On May 20 vs Minnesota the team shot 50.0% from going 31-for-62. Skylar Diggins-Smith went 8-for-16 that game, shooting the same percentage as the team.
-Against San Antonio on May 25, the Wings recorded the most points this season with 94. The team shot 86.2 percent from the line, a season high (25-for-29).
The Dynamic duo of Kaela Davis and Allisha Gray marks as the most successful rookie campaign in the WNBA. Currently they are ranked as the two top scorers in the league for all rookies. Combined, the two are averaging 24.0 points per game. Together they rank one and two in scoring average and minutes amongst rookie leaders.
Glory Johnson is eight boards shy from recording her 1000th rebound in her WNBA career…. She is currently averaging 9.0 boards per game. In the season opener against Phoenix, she grabbed 14 total boards, 10 on the defensive side. Currently, Johnson ranks fourth in the league in rebounds.
Karima Christmas-Kelly and Skylar Diggins-Smith scored their 1500th WNBA point against San Antonio on May 25. 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.
Following Tuesday’s game, the Wings will hit the road for an east coast showdown staring Friday, June 2, with New York then Indiana in back-to-back games. The Wings will return home for a three-game home stint staring June 6, that includes a face-off against the 2016 WNBA Champions Los Angeles Sparks. Season ticket packages and individual tickets are available. Fans can get theirs by calling 817.469.9464 or by visiting dallaswings.com.