Wings Calm the Storm

ARLINGTON, TX The Wings fought off the Storm’s comeback to take a 94-90 victory and end Seattle’s five-game win streak behind a combined 52 points from All-Star duo Skylar Diggins-Smith and Liz Cambage.

The Wings flew out in front, making seven of their first 10 shots. Skylar Diggins-Smith scored nine of the Wings first 15 points to give the team an 8-point lead midway through the first quarter. Diggins-Smith continued to dominate, scoring 14 points in the first quarter and giving the Wings a 34-20 lead after the opening period. The 34 points in the first were the most the Wings have scored in the first quarter this season.

Diggins-Smith continued to dominate in the first half, as she poured in 20 points to give the Wings a 53-36 lead heading into the locker room. Rookie Azurá Stevens caught fire in the second quarter, scoring seven points and helping extend the Wings lead to as many as 26 points. Liz Cambage scored eight points and added three rebounds. The Wings shot a season-high 67 percent (22-for-33) from the field in the first half.

The Storm outscored the Wings 26-11 in the third quarter to pull within two points, 64-62, heading into the final period.

Cambage took over in the fourth quarter, scoring 17 of her 25 points in the period and hitting the first three-point shot of her career. The Storm fought to tie the game at 74, but never led in the game as the Wings picked up the victory 94-90. Cambage’s 17 points were the second-most in a single quarter in franchise history.

Diggins-Smith led the Wings with 27 points, 20 of which came in the opening half. She also tallied seven assists and five rebounds. Cambage scored 25 points and added a team-high seven rebounds. Allisha Gray recorded a season-high 16 points. Kaela Davis scored nine points off the bench and grabbed a career-high seven boards.

The Storm were led by Breanna Stewart, who recorded a game-high 28 points while adding seven rebounds and four assists. Natasha Howard scored 19 points and nine rebounds.

The Wings will hit the road again to take on the Indian Fever on June 8 before returning home for a rematch against the Phoenix Mercury on June 12. Tickets are available for purchase at dallaswings.com.