ARLINGTON, TX – The Dallas Wings will open up a two-game homestand this week, as they go up against the 7-3 Phoenix Mercury tonight inside College Park Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. and the game can been seen on FOX Sports Southwest Plus.
AGAINST THE MERCURY
Tonight’s matchup will mark as the 60th meeting between the Wings and the Mercury. Overall, the Mercury lead the series, 38-19 and have a 1-0 record so far over the Wings this year.
Last meeting, the Mercury beat the Wings 86-78 in the 2018 season opener on May 18 behind Diana Taurasi’s game-high 26 points. Liz Cambage and Skylar Diggins-Smith each scored 18 points in the loss.
HOME SWEET HOME
The Wings returned to College Park Center for their first home game in two weeks against the Seattle Storm, where they earned a 94-90 victory over one of the top teams in the league. In their two home games, the Wings are averaging 97.5 points per game. The Wings are 2-0 at College Park Center in 2018, including 11-7 at home since the start of last season. The 2-0 start at home is the best home start for the Wings since moving to College Park Center and the best start overall since the 2015 season when they started 6-0 at home. The Wings will play back-to-back home games, a rematch with the Mercury and then a game against the Las Vegas Aces.
WHERE WE STAND
The Wings are currently sixth in the WNBA standings with a 4-3 record. 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. If the Wings continue this pace, they could record their first winning season since moving to the DFW area.
AGAINST THE WEST
The Wings are 1-2 against the Western Conference, their only win coming against the Seattle Storm. The Wings lost the opening game of the season to the Mercury and fell to the 2017 WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx on the road. Against the Storm, the Wings were led by Skylar Diggins-Smith and Liz Cambage who combined for 52 points in a 94-90 win.