Arlington, TX – After a one game road trip this week, the Wings return home to host the New York Liberty this Friday night, for their “Pride Night” game.
Tonight, marks the sixth home game for the Wings. Currently they are 2-3 at home, with big wins against the Indiana Fever and 2016 WNBA Champions, the Los Angeles Sparks. Last Friday, the Wings scored their biggest comeback of the season, to defeat the LA Sparks, 96-90 at home and improve their home court record at 2-2. The 96 points scored was also a season high of total points scored in a game. On 5/30 vs the Indiana Fever the Wings recorded their largest margin victory of the season, taking their first win at home with a 27 points edge, 89-62.
IN THE BIG APPLE
The last time the Wings met the Liberty, they fell in a close game, 93-89. Skylar Diggins-Smith led the way with 20- points going 6-for-7 behind the line. Theresa Plaisance scored a season high of 18 points and played a season high of 29 minutes. Overall, the Wings own the series between the Liberty, 32-29. When playing at home, they are 24-7.
This past Tuesday, the Wings traveled to Los Angeles to face the Sparks, falling 87-97. Skylar Diggins-Smith’s 28 points for the night led the team for the night. It is the fourth game this season she has led the team in scoring. She also dished out five, to lead the team for the third consecutive game and ninth game overall. It also marked as Diggins-Smith 100th game as a starter in her WNBA career. The Wings scored 35 points in the fourth quarter, the most scored this season in a quarter. The team outrebounded the Sparks 31-27, with Glory Johnson leading the way. Johnson also recorded her fourth double-double of the season with the 10 boards along with 10 points.
Offensively, the Wings continue to rank in the top five in the league in points per game. In 11 games the team has accumulated 923 points overall, with an average of 83.9 points per game. The Wings scored 55 points in the second half and 96 points overall to defeat the Sparks on 6/9. It was the most points scored in a half and game by the team this season. Glory Johnson recorded 10 of those points alone in the fourth quarter, to lead the team to a comeback victory. The team is also ranked in the top 10 in field goal percentage. Currently the team is shooting at a .422 percentage from the field.
During Friday’s game, the Dallas Wings will offer a specially-designed Pride t-shirt as a fundraiser for Resource Center. Game attendees who make a minimum $20 donation to Resource Center will receive the limited-edition Pride t-shirt to show their team spirit and support for the LGBTQ community. Resource Center is a nonprofit organization with a mission to be a trusted leader that empowers the LGBTQ community and all people affected by HIV through improving health and wellness, strengthening families and communities, and providing transformative education and advocacy.
WATCH US WORK
Friday’s telecast will be on two networks. Watch the Wings work on FOX Sports Southwest Plus and NBA TV. Broadcast begins at 7 p.m.