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Wings glide past Dream behind Diggins, Cambage

The Dallas Wings (2-2) mounted a sizable halftime lead over the Atlanta Dream on Saturday. Skylar Diggins-Smith and Liz Cambage proved instrumental in challenging a spirited comeback effort.

A third quarter rally from Atlanta cut the Dallas lead to just four points, challenging the Wings’ first potential road win. Ultimately, the final buzzer helped cement a previous victory against Atlanta by securing another win for Dallas, 78-70, this time in McCamish Pavillion.

Diggins was fundamentally sound in the win for Dallas. The crafty All-Star guard managed an all-around showcase with 24 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocked shots in the win.

Cambage again proved instrumental in the team’s success on the road. The 6-foot-8 center totaled 14 points, 14 rebounds and four blocked shots in the winning effort.

Dallas maintained a balanced offensive attack throughout the contest. It was the Wings’ defensive efforts that ultimately propelled the team to victory.

Despite recording 21 turnovers, the Wings tallied 12 blocked shots and seven steals. Atlanta shot 28 percent (24-of-85) from the field and from three (6-of-21).

The Wings also outrebounded the Dream 47-35 overall and 39-19 on the defensive glass. Only one of the eight players who registered at least a minute of game action failed to record a rebound.

Aspirations of returning unbeaten from their first multi-game road trip have been curbed. But the Wings remain in the drivers’ seat after splitting their two previous contests.

Dallas meets the final stretch of its three-game road trip at 6 p.m. Tuesday when the Wings face the Liberty in New York.

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