ARLINGTON, TX – The Dallas Wings will head to Minnesota to face the Lynx for the second time this season. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. and the game can be seen on FOX Sports Go.
AGAINST THE LYNX
Tomorrow night’s matchup will mark the 54th meeting between the Wings and the Lynx and second for the 2018 season. Overall, the Lynx own the series, 40-13. In the first matchup of 2018, the Lynx beat the Wings 76-68 in Minnesota behind Sylvia Fowles’ 23 points and 20 rebounds – the first 20/20 game in Minnesota Lynx history. The Wings were led by Liz Cambage who recorded her first double-double since returning to the WNBA with 14 points and 12 rebounds.
HITTING THE ROAD
The Wings will hit the road for their sixth road game of the season. Away from their home digs, the team is 2-3. Their two wins on the road came against the Atlanta Dream on May 26 where they took their second win of the season against the eastern conference opponent, 78-70. Their second win on the road came against the Indiana Fever, where Skylar Diggins-Smith scored a career-high 35 points to go along with a career-high 12 rebounds. Liz Cambage added 23 points in the victory. The 58 combined points by the two were the most they have combined for this season.
WHERE WE STAND
The Wings are currently fifth in the WNBA standings with a 5-4 record. Since moving to Dallas, the Wings have never finished above seventh in the final standings. In their inaugural season, the Wings finished 11th in the league before improving to seventh in the 2017 season. The Wings are looking to record their first winning season since moving to the DFW area.
AGAINST THE WEST
The Wings are 2-3 against the Western Conference, their two wins coming against the Seattle Storm and the Las Vegas Aces. The Wings lost the opening game of the season to the Mercury and fell to the Minnesota Lynx on the road. Against the Storm, the Wings were led by Skylar Diggins-Smith and Liz Cambage who combined for 52 points in a 94-90 win. Most recently, the Wings beat the Aces at home, 77-67. The Wings will play their third straight game against a Western Conference foe on Tuesday when they travel to Minnesota for a rematch against the Lynx.
WINGS ADD ANOTHER ROOKIE
The Wings have been granted a roster hardship exemption and have signed Teana Muldrow of West Virginia, who was drafted by the Seattle Storm in the third round (29th overall) of the 2018 WNBA draft. Muldrow will wear #11 for the Wings. Muldrow completed her collegiate career averaging 12.7 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. The East Orange, NJ native was West Virginia’s all-time leader in games played with 143. A 2018 All-Big 12 First Team selection, Muldrow was also named a 2018 Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention and was recognized as one of five national finalists for the 2018 Cheryl Miller Award, presented to the nation’s best small forward after averaging 18.9 points and 6.8 rebounds in her senior season.