Diggins-Smith Leads Wings Over Dream

Arlington, TX – The Wings soared to a victory over the Atlanta Dream in their home opener, 101-78, helped by five players scoring in double figures and led by Skylar Diggins-Smith’s game-high 25 points.

The Dream jumped out to a quick lead before a Diggins-Smith four-point play brought the Wings within one. But Atlanta used an 8-0 run to extend their lead to nine, 15-6, midway through the opening quarter. The Wings fought back and used a 7-0 run of their own to tie the score at 22 after one quarter. Liz Cambage scored 10 points in the quarter, the most she has scored in a single quarter this season.

The Wings dominated the second quarter, outscoring the Dream 37-15 to take a 59-37 lead into the locker room. The 37 second-quarter points sets a franchise record for most points in a quarter. Cambage led the way for the Wings in the first half, scoring 17 points on 7-for-8 from the field. Diggins-Smith added 13 first-half points.

At the beginning of the third quarter the Wings pushed their lead to 24 before the teams traded baskets back-and-forth. Diggins-Smith poured in 10 third-quarter points, as the Wings took an 80-58 lead into the final period.

The Wings coasted to a victory over the Dream and kept everybody involved with five players scoring in double figures. Karima Christmas-Kelly tallied her first double-double since the 2016 season, scoring 15 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. Cambage scored 21 points and added nine rebounds, while Kayla Thornton totaled 15 for the game. Kaela Davis led the Wings off the bench, scoring 15 points and dishing out a career-high five assists.

The Dream was led by Angel McCoughtry, who scored 13 points and notched her 5,000th career point.

The Wings will head to Minnesota to face the defending WNBA champion Lynx on Wednesday to begin a three-game road trip. The team will travel to Atlanta and then to New York following Wednesday’s game before coming home June 2 to face the Seattle Storm.