ATLANTA, GA. – The Wings hold off the Atlanta Dream, 78-70, as three-time WNBA All-Star Skylar Diggins-Smith and 6-foot-8 center Liz Cambage dominated the fourth quarter, combining for 17 points and nine rebounds in the final period.
The Dream shot out to a 6-2 lead as Cambage picked up two early fouls and went to the bench. But the Wings battled back and used an 11-2 run to take a 19-15 lead after the opening quarter.
Cambage returned to the game and scored back-to-back buckets to push the Wings lead to 13, the largest of the opening half. The Dream answered with an 8-0 run led by two-time WNBA champion Renee Montgomery’s consecutive three pointers which brought the Dream within five, 30-25, midway through the second quarter.
The Wings took a 39-31 lead into halftime, spreading the ball around as eight different players contributed to the scoring. Skylar Diggins-Smith led the way in the first half with eight points, three assists and three rebounds. Cambage added seven points and three boards in just nine minutes of action.
Both teams used great defense at the start of the third quarter to limit the scoring, but after trading baskets back-and-forth the Wings took a 56-52 lead into the final period behind Diggins-Smith’s 16 points.
Diggins-Smith and Cambage took over in the fourth quarter as the Wings fought off the Dream to take a 78-70 victory. Diggins-Smith led the scoring for the Wings with 24 points to go with five rebounds and four assists.
Cambage scored seven of her 14 points in the fourth quarter and grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds in the win. Kayla Thornton scored a season-high 14 points on 5-for-11 from the field, including 2-for-6 from the beyond the arc. Allisha Gray, the 2017 WNBA Rookie of the Year, scored a season-high eight points and added six rebounds.
The Wings will travel to New York for the finale of their three-game road trip before returning home June 2 to face the Seattle Storm. Tickets are available for purchase at dallaswings.com.