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Wings aim to keep Fever winless behind dynamic duo

Wings aim to keep Fever winless behind dynamic duo

Two of the WNBA’s top-10 leading scorers will showcase their talents at 6 p.m. on Friday when the Dallas Wings (3-3) meet the Indiana Fever (0-6).

Liz Cambage wasted little, if any, time establishing herself as a dominating presence in the paint.

As the WNBA’s Player of the Week, Cambage paces the league in blocks (2.7 per game) while ranking second in rebounds (11.2 per game) and seventh in points (20 per game).

The 6-foot-8 center is currently tied for the third-most turnovers (3.3) per game. Look for Cambage to continue growing more comfortable and familiar with Dallas as the season progresses.

The Wings added center Cayla George to their frontcourt. Cambage and George were previously teammates on Australia’s Olympic team.

Skylar Diggins-Smith is building the foundation for another All-Star campaign, as well.

Diggins-Smith ranks third in both scoring (21) and assists (6), respectively, and fourth in minutes (33.8 per game).

Just how consistent is the two-time All-Star?

Of the six players currently averaging at least six free throws per game, Diggins-Smith is shooting the best percentage (91.7) from the line.

Indiana remains in search of its first win. The six-game stretch is the Fever’s longest losing streak to begin a season. Dallas won two of its three meetings against Indiana last season.

Wings forward Glory Johnson missed five games due to a hamstring injury. Johnson is upgraded to probable for tonight’s contest, first reported by the Dallas Morning News.

Head coach Fred Williams initially established a timetable of four weeks for Johnson’s expected absence, her potential prescence or absence in tonight’s contest is worth following.

HOW TO FOLLOW:

Tip off is set for 6 p.m. from Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Fans can watch the game on League Pass or follow Dallas Wings on Twitter or Facebook for live updates throughout the contest.

Podcast host and credentialed media member covering Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Wings | Roamed the rapidly growing area of Arlington Texas for the last 25 years. I graduated Texas Tech in 2014 with my Bachelor's degree in Media and Communications and currently obsess over basketball full-time. In my free time, I'm a substitute teacher and also an Uber driver. I've been following the Mavs since Jason, Jimmy and Jamal were young up-and-comers. If you need their last names, please don't ask me.

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