ARLINGTON, TX – The Dallas Wings will round out their three-game homestand tonight as they host the Indiana Fever. Tip-off is scheduled at 7 p.m.
Tonight’s telecast that was originally scheduled to be seen on tape delay for tomorrow, will now be viewed as live. Fans throughout all parts of Texas will now see the Wings live tonight on Fox Sports Southwest Plus.
AGAINST THE FEVER
Tonight’s matchup against the Fever marks as the second time both teams will face each other for the season. The last time both teams met, was on Indiana’s home court, where the Wings dominated the floor behind a Skylar Diggins-Smith 35-point career performance to take the win 89-83. Overall the Fever own the series with a 30-25 record.
HOME SWEET HOME
In their eight home games, the Wings are averaging 87.6 points per game and boast a 5-3 record. The team finished the 2017 season with an 11-7 home record and look to improve on that in 2018. The Wings will finish their home stretch against the Indiana Fever on July 5. In the first meeting against Indiana, the Wings earned an 89-83 victory behind Skylar Diggins-Smith’s career-high 35 points and 12 rebounds.
WHERE WE STAND
The Wings are currently seventh in the WNBA standings with a 8-8 record, including 5-3 at home. 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. The Wings are currently in line to make the playoffs for the second straight season.
Liz Cambage and Skylar Diggins-Smith continue to lead the Wings and rank as one of the top duos in the league. The duo combined for a season-high 58 points in the win against the Indiana Fever. Cambage is second in the league at 20.8 points, while Diggins-Smith is ninth in the WNBA in scoring, averaging 19.2 points per contest. Their combined 40.0 points per game makes the pair the tied for the highest scoring duo in the WNBA. Diggins-Smith is third in the league in assists with 6.4 assists per game, while Cambage is second in the WNBA averaging 9.9 rebounds per game and second in the league with 2.0 blocks per game. In the duos most recent victory, they combined for 57 points in a blowout win over the Chicago Sky. Cambage scored a career high 37 points and added 10 rebounds, while Diggins-Smith recorded her 53rd 20-point game of her career. The pair is set to be the highest scoring duo in Wings franchise history and will look to continue as one of the best duos in the entire WNBA when they take on the Indiana Fever on Thursday.
In the most recent game against the Chicago Sky, Cambage recorded a career-high 37 points on 16-for-20 from the field. She also recorded her seventh double-double of the season. Against the Lynx, Cambage recorded her 1,000th career point midway through the second quarter. She finished the game with 14 points and five rebounds in just the first half. She did not play in the second half due to an eye injury. Earlier in June, Cambage earned WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week with a 23-point performance against Indiana that marked her third straight 20-point game at the time. She also tied a career-high with 28 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds against the Las Vegas Aces. The performance marked her second of the season with at least 25 points and 15 rebounds. She also tied a career-high with 28 points and added 16 boards against the New York Liberty on 5/29. The 2011 WNBA All-Star ranks second in the league with 2.1 blocks per contest and ranks second in the WNBA in rebounding at 10.2 rebounds per game. She leads the Wings and is third in the league in scoring with 20.1 points per game. Cambage’s 20.1 points per game would tie Skylar Diggins-Smith’s 2014 mark for most points per game in franchise history, while Cambage’s 8.8 defensive rebounds per contest would set a Wings record.