Arlington, TX – The Dallas Wings continue their march towards the playoffs, as they take on the Atlanta Dream at home in a crucial game. The Wings remain in seventh place in overall league standings, and are currently in a playoff race. With the win tomorrow night, the Wings will put themselves in the mix to possibly end the season as one of the top eight teams who will advance to the 2017 WNBA playoffs.
PINK OUT GAME
Tomorrow night the Dallas Wings and corporate partner Baylor Scott & White will join the WNBA in raising awareness and inspiring others in the fight against breast cancer in their pink out game. All fans attending will receive a pink Baylor Scott & White t-shirt to wear throughout the game and color the entire College Park Center pink, to honor those they are fighting for, celebrating and memorializing. The Wings players will also wear an all pink uniform as part of the league initiative.
At College Park Center, the Wings are 9-6. The record ranks as the best home record the Wings have recorded in their new digs. The Wings have already surpassed their winning record with the nine wins. Last season the team ended with six total wins while playing at College Park Center. Their most recent win came over the Los Angeles. Currently the Wings have won their last four games consecutively. They have taken two overall series over opponents, when playing at College Park Center. Other key wins inside CPC were a 27 margin victory over the Indiana Fever on 5/30, a 96-90 win on 6/9 over reigning 2016 WNBA Champions, the Los Angeles Sparks, and a double overtime win over the Chicago Sky, snapping their four game winning streak on 7/16. At home the Wings are averaging 88.8 points per game, with Skylar Diggins-Smith leading the team at home averaging 14.6 points per game.
AGAINST THE EAST
The Dallas Wings remaining four games will all be against the East. When facing eastern conference opponents, the Wings are 4-7 this season, taking wins over Indiana, Washington, Connecticut and Atlanta. Three of the wins occurred at College Park Center. The 4-6 mark ranks as the best record overall, under the Wings name against eastern conference opponents. The four wins beats last year’s total wins against the East, which was three. Last season, the Wings ended the year with a 3-12 record against the East.
LINE IT UP
Behind the line the Wings are ranked in the top five for the 11th week at third place. Overall the team is shooting an .837 percentage, making 22.3 shots per game with 26.7 attempts. The team is outscoring their opponents behind the line with an .833 percentage to their .804 percentage.
Off the bench, the Wings reserves are coming off strong and assisting the team in total points scored, total rebounds and take aways. On 7/16 the bench scored a season high of 42 points overall. Rookie Kaela Davis led the way that day scoring a career high of 23 points, shooting 69.2 % from the field. Aerial Powers who is coming off injuries is performing stronger and helping lift the Wings. On 7/25, Powers made her grand debut back after being out since last season. She led the bench scoring nine points, going 2-for-3 behind the 3-point arc. On 8/4, she recorded 10 points off the bench, recording a season high in total rebounds with nine, just one shy from a double-double. Kayla Thornton and Kaela Davis have become a big threat when it comes to Wings reserves. In the 29 games played, they are averaging 13.5 points per game combined, while averaging 3.2 (Thornton) and 1.5 (Davis) total boards per game.
WATCH US WORK
Tomorrow’s broadcast will be seen on FOX Sports Southwest Plus and League Pass.