ARLINGTON, TX – The Dallas Wings will host the Connecticut Sun tonight as they continue their playoff hunt for the 2018 season. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. and can be seen on Fox Sports Southwest Plus and NBA TV. Tonight’s matchup could be a possible glimpse into who the Wings may possibly play if the season were to end today.
CELEBRANDO LAS WINGS
Tonight, the Dallas Wings will host their Hispanic Heritage Night “Celebrando Las Wings,” where the team will hold special in game features around the Latino culture. A special mariachi group will perform the national anthem, while broadcast will highlight a special interview with Spanish guard Leticia Romero at halftime.
WHERE WE STAND
The Wings are currently eighth in the WNBA standings with an 14-14 record, including 9-6 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 88.2 points per game and boast an 9-6 record. Since moving to College Park Center, the Wings are 25-24. Cambage and Diggins-Smith lead all scorers, averaging 22.8 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 EAST
The Wings are matching up well when it comes to Eastern Conference foes. Overall the team is 8-6 and 5-3 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.
AGAINST THE SUN
Tonight’s contest marks as the second time the Wings and Sun will face each other for the 2018 season. In the first meeting of the season, the Sun picked up a 92-75 victory behind Shekinna Stricklen’s WNBA record-tying eight three-pointers. The Wings took the season series a year ago 2-1. In the last meeting of the season, the Wings were led by Skylar Diggins-Smith who scored 19 points. Overall the Wings lead the series 33-29. Last season they took the overall series with a 2-1 record.
Skylar Diggins-Smith has been reported as probably for today’s game.