Home Team: Dallas Wings
Away Team: Chicago Sky
Location: College Park Center, Arlington, TX
When is Game Time? Tuesday, July 31 at 7:00 p.m. CT
Where can I stream or watch on TV? NBA TV, FSSW-DAL+, and The U Too
Chicago started a three-game road trip with a win in Phoenix, 101-87, before the All-Star break. The Sky will travel to Dallas on Tuesday for the final game of the season series.
FACING THE WINGS
In their third season in Dallas, the Wings sit No. 6 in the WNBA at 14-11 and boast a winning record of 20-14 over the Sky in franchise history. The game Tuesday will mark the third and final matchup between the two teams, as each team have picked up a win making the series an even 1-1.
In the first game between the two teams, Dallas came out victorious by a score of 108-85. Their offense came out firing as center Liz Cambage was a strong force in the paint. She finished with 37 points and 10 rebounds.
The second game went a bit differently as Chicago won in convincing fashion, 114-99. The Sky were led by guard Courtney Vandersloot, who packed the stat sheet and earned the first triple-double in Sky history and seventh in WNBA history with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists. Chicago shot 56.8 percent from the field compared to Dallas’ 42.3 percent.
Looking at Tuesday’s matchup, the Wings hope to move up in the playoff picture and snap a two-game losing streak, while the Sky want to string some wins together and capitalize on their road victory in Phoenix before the All-Star break.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Vandersloot still ranks at the top of the WNBA in assists at 8.2 per contest. In Wednesday’s win in Phoenix, Vandersloot earned her fifth double-double of the season with 17 points and 11 assists. In the absence of guard Jamierra Faulkner, Vandersloot has seen a slight increase in minutes and has made the most of them.
In the win against Phoenix on Wednesday, DeShields scored 25 points, and didn’t miss a shot in the first half of the game. She is the second leading score on the team, as the forward has scored in double-digits 18 times for the Sky this season. Amongst rookies, DeShields ranks No. 2 in both points and rebounds per game.
Quigley was recently named a WNBA All-Star and won the 3-point contest for the second consecutive year. She’s averaging 16.0 points per game and scored 19 points in the win against Phoenix on Wednesday. Quigley has scored in double-digits 19 times this season, eight of those being 20-plus. She is No. 4 in 3-point percentage in the league, shooting at 43.5 percent beyond the arc.