Arlington, TX – After a four-day all-star break, the Dallas Wings return to action hosting the Indiana Fever, July 25. Tuesday night’s game will mark as the final time the Wings and Fever will face each other for the 2017 season. Currently the series for the year is tied at 1-1.
AFTER THE BREAK
The Wings are coming off the break with one of the best records since moving to Arlington. The team is one win away from tying their overall winning record last season. They are also in the playoff hunt for the first time since the 2015 season.
The Wings will play one game at College Park Center this week, before they hit the road to face western conference opponents, Seattle and Los Angeles. At CPC, the Wings are 6-5. Their most recent win came over the Chicago Sky, where the team snapped the Sky’s four game winning streak, in a double overtime game grabbing the win, 112-106. Rookie Kaela Davis came off the bench and scored a career high of 23 points to help lift the Wings. Skylar Diggins-Smith led the way for the fourth straight game recording 26 points. The win over the Sky marked as the third biggest win for the Wings at home. The other two wins are a 27-point margin victory over the Indiana Fever on 5/30 and a 96-90 win on 6/9 over reigning 2016 WNBA Champions, the Los Angeles Sparks.
AGAINST THE EAST
When facing eastern conference opponents, the Wings are 5-6 this season, taking wins over Indiana, Washington, Connecticut, Atlanta and Chicago. Four of the wins occurred at College Park Center. The 5-6 mark ranks as the best record overall, under the Wings name against eastern conference opponents. The five wins beats last year’s total wins against the East, which was three. Last season, the Wings ended the year with a 3-12 record against the East.
LINE IT UP
Behind the line the Wings are ranked in the top five for the ninth week at fourth place. Overall the team is shooting an .829 percentage, making 22.5 shots per game with 27.1 attempts. The team is outscoring their opponents behind the line with an .829 percentage to their .797 percentage. On June 11 against Minnesota, the Wings recorded a new season high for Wings behind the free throw line in a game. The team shot 91.3 percent, the first time to hit over the 90-percentage mark this season. Karima Christmas-Kelly led the team shooting 10-for-11. Overall the team is shooting an .829 percentage, which ranks fourth in the league. Theresa Plaisance leads the team shooting a .944 percentage from the line going 17-for-18. On 7/12 in Chicago, the team recorded its second 90% game behind the line, going 18-for-20 for the day. Skylar Diggins-Smith led the team shooting a perfect 100% going 8-for-8. It marked as the third straight game she has shot 100% from the line. Overall, Diggins Smith has shot perfectly from the line in four straight games, the most where she went 10-for-10 against Atlanta on 7/9.
WATCH US WORK
Tomorrow’s broadcast will be seen on FOX Sports Southwest and league pass.