Arlington, TX – After playing the majority of games at home this month, the Dallas Wings head east for a three-game road stint. Dallas will start in Connecticut to round out their series against the sun tomorrow night, as they continue their push to the playoffs. Following Connecticut, the team will head to Washington, then Chicago. The Wings are 1-1 against all three teams, and will round out their series against them.
ON THE ROAD
On the road, the Wings are 4-10, with wins in Phoenix on 5/14, San Antonio (5/25 & 6/23), and Washington on 6/18. In the eleven games played, the team is averaging 88.1 points per game. Skylar Diggins-Smith, Glory Johnson and Kaela Davis have had stellar performances on the road, all scoring 20 plus point games and taking the team to big wins. Rookie Kaela Davis kicked it off in the Wings season opener in Phoenix, scoring 20 points, being the only rookie in franchise history to score that many points in a season opener. Glory Johnson recorded 16 points in one quarter to end the game against Washington on 6/18 with 27 points. She became the first Wings player this season to score over 10 points in a quarter. Skylar Diggins-Smith rounds out the group. Against San Antonio on 6/23, she broke a franchise record with seven 3-point field goals made and ending the night with 30 points. It was the first 30-point game the veteran guard had scored since 6/28/15 in Seattle.
AGAINST THE EAST
The Dallas Wings remaining four games will all be against the East. When facing eastern conference opponents, the Wings are 7-7 this season, taking wins over Indiana (twice), Washington, Connecticut, Chicago and Atlanta (twice). Four of the wins occurred at College Park Center. The 7-7 mark ranks as the best record overall, under the Wings name against eastern conference opponents. The seven 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.
IN THE HUNT
Currently the Wings are in the playoff hunt, tied with Seattle and a game and 1/2 behind the Phoenix. This marks as the first time since 2015, that the Wings have found themselves in the playoff race.
WATCH US WORK
Tomorrow night’s broadcast will be seen on Twitter live access.