ARLINGTON, TX – The Dallas Wings will host the Washington Mystics this afternoon during their breast health awareness day. Tip-off is scheduled for 3 p.m. and can be seen on Fox Sports Southwest Plus. Tickets are still available for today’s contest.
ROCK THE PINK
This year Baylor Scott & White Health will join the Dallas Wings to celebrate “Rock the Pink” and honor the women and men who identify as survivors, and those who are still in the fight. The first 3,000 fans will receive a “Rock the Pink” t-shirt sponsored by Baylor Scott & White Health and will be encouraged to wear the commemorative shirt during the afternoon contest to pink out the entire arena. They will also have the opportunity to stop by the Bridge Breast Network table on the concourse level to personalize posters in honor of loved ones affected by the disease during the game.
WHERE WE STAND
The Wings are currently eighth in the WNBA standings with an 14-13 record, including 9-5 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.
HOME SWEET HOME
At home, the team is averaging 89.2 points per game and boast an 9-5 record. Since moving to College Park Center, the Wings are 25-23. Cambage and Diggins-Smith lead all scorers, averaging 23.1 and 18.0 points per game respectively. In the Wings last home win, they scored 90 points against the Mystics. Liz Cambage led the Wings scoring 53 points and breaking both the franchise record and WNBA record for most points scored in a single game against the Liberty on July 17. She also tied the WNBA record with 17 made field goals.
AGAINST THE MYSTICS
Today’s contest marks as the second time the Wings and Mystics will go up against each other for the season. In their first matchup of 2018, the Wings picked up a 90-81 victory over the Mystics behind Liz Cambage’s 35 points and 17 rebounds. The win that night placed the Wings in high contention for the WNBA playoffs and solidified Cambage to another WNBA record for scoring the most points in a two-game span with 88.
AGAINST THE EAST
The Wings are matching up well when it comes to Eastern Conference foes. Overall the team is 8-5 and 5-2 at home. The Wings took the season series against Indiana despite losing their most recent contest and currently lead the season series against Atlanta with a 2-0 record. The team’s largest margin of victory over east conference teams is 27, which occurred against Indiana on July 5. The win took place at home with the team earning a 90-63 victory. The Wings grabbed the series against New York with a 104-87 home victory behind Liz Cambage’s record-breaking performance. The Wings will play game five of an 11-game stretch against the east when they take on the Sky.
Skylar Diggins-Smith has been reported as questionable for today’s game.