Game Preview: Dallas Wings vs. San Antonio Stars

Arlington, TX –  The Dallas Wings travel to San Antonio to face the Stars in a late morning game at AT&T Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 11 a.m. The game will be streamed via live access on Twitter. It will be the second game this season that the Wings will be seen on the social channel. Fans can log onto their twitter account and go to @WNBA to see the live action.

AGAINST SAN ANTONIO
Thursday’s matchup will mark as the 53rd time the Wings and Stars will face each other. The overall series is currently tied at 26-26. Last season, the Wings took the overall series with a 3-0 record, defeating the Stars twice at home and once on the road.

ON THE ROAD
On the road, the Wings are currently 1-0, with an overall record of 110-203, when playing away from their home court.

BOARDING IT UP
The Wings continue to out rebound their opponent. Currently they are out boarding their opposition by 66-56. Against Phoenix on May 14, the Wings recorded the most boards for the season (41 to 17). It was also the most the team has ever out boarded their opponent on a season opener game.

ROOKIE SPOTLIGHT
Rookies Kaela Davis and Allisha Gray continue to shine on the court. Davis who opened the season with 20 points, is the first rookie in franchise history to open the season with 20 points scored and the third rookie to lead the team in scoring on a season opening game. Davis currently ranks in the top five in eight categories amongst rookie leaders. She currently ranks second in rookie leaders in scoring with 13.5 ppg.

Allisha Gray is averaging 13.0 and is third amongst rookie leaders in scoring average. She is ranked in the top five in seven categories under the rookie leaders. Gray has also been the second highest scorer in both contests this season.

MILESTONE WATCH
Karima Christmas-Kelly and Skylar Diggins-Smith are close to scoring their 1500th WNBA point. Christmas-Kelly is two points shy while Diggins-Smith is three. Against the Lynx, Diggins-Smith recorded 22 points, to pull her within the mark. Should the veteran duo hit their marks during today’s contest it will be the second time in WNBA history when teammates reached the same multiple-of-500 career points milestone with more than 1000 career points.

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 will also be the first time in W history that two teammates with hyphenated last names reached the milestone in the same game.

After Thursday’s game, 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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