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Game preview: Dallas Wings at Connecticut Sun – May 31

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May 30, 2024 – National Women’s Basketball Association (WNBA)
Dallas Wings News Report

Uncasville, CT – The Dallas Wings (3-2) remain on the road for the fourth straight game when they travel to the Connecticut Sun (6-0) on Friday. The game will air live on Ion and will also be available on WNBA League Pass. Coverage of Mohegan Sun Arena begins at 6:30 PM (CT). Joining the call will be Brendan Glasheen and Ashley Battle, with Terrika Foster-Brasby on the sidelines.

The Wings are coming off a 2-0 swing this weekend with a 107-92 win over the Phoenix Mercury on Saturday night, followed by an 84-83 win over the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday night. Connecticut is the only remaining undefeated team in the WNBA and last defeated the Mercury at home on Tuesday, 70-47. The Wings and Sun split the regular-season series in 2023, with Connecticut winning the first two games before Dallas won the final two.

How to follow Skies on Ion locally and WNBA League Pass. Ion in the Dallas-Fort Worth area can be found on AT&T channel 1068, Charter (706), Frontier (526), ​​Suddenlink (18), Vye (18), DirecTV (305) and Dish (250). Follow @DallasWings and @DallasWingsPR for the latest news. Live stats available at stats.wnba.com.

2023 Wings-Sun Series 6/4 (A) – CON 80, DAL 74

25/7 (H) – CON 88, DAL 83

8/12 (H) – DAL 91, CON 81

8/18 (A) – DAL 95, CON 75

Sun leads all-time series, 42-33

Game Status Report Out: Satou Sabally, Dallas Wings (shoulder) Out: Jaelyn Brown, Dallas Wings (illness)

Out: Natasha Howard, Dallas Wings (foot)

Media Availability Pregame – 4:45 PM: Head Coach Trammell (concurrent with in-person) Meeting ID: 811 8441 5061 | PARTICIPATE

Postgame: Head Coach Trammell & two players TBA (simultaneous with in-person) Meeting ID: 823 4676 0067 | PARTICIPATE

Notable Road Warriors storylines

The Wings are in the middle of a five-game road swing that runs from May 18 to June 2. Dallas returns home to the College Park Center on June 5 against the Las Vegas Aces. The Wings went 11-9 on the road last season and are currently 1-1 against CPC this season.

Scoring fights favor Ogunbowale

The WNBA’s top two scorers this season faced off on Saturday night in Phoenix, when the Dallas Wings’ Arike Ogunbowale and the Mercury’s Kahleah Copper faced off. Ogunbowale entered the game averaging 28.0 points per game through the first three games, while Copper averaged 31.3 points per game. The final buzzer saw Ogunbowale triumph, with 40 points, one shy of her career best. Ogunbowale enters Friday’s game against Connecticut as the WNBA’s leading scorer at 28.8 points per game, with her 40-point performance being the highest mark in the league this season.

Owning the paint

Dallas dominated the inside game while the Wings lead the WNBA in rebounding (39.8), blocked shots (7.4), second-chance points (20.6) and points in the paint (45.2).

Don’t waste time

In just her second game with the Dallas Wings, Monique Billings scored 20 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks against her former team, the Atlanta Dream, on May 21. It marked the most points and blocks she has recorded in a game since August 26, 2021, when she totaled a career-high 21 points and four blocks against the Las Vegas Aces. Billings was signed to a salary hardship contract on May 17 and averaged 15.3 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 30.4 minutes over four games with the Wings.


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