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Wings host midseason showdown with Lynx

Wings host midseason showdown with Lynx

WHAT:

Nearly midway through WNBA regular season play and the Dallas Wings (7-7) are preparing to host the defending champions, Maya Moore and the Minnesota Lynx (9-6)

Dallas surrendered a 91-83 loss when the two teams previously faced each other in June from the Target Center in Minnesota.

WHERE/WHEN:

Today’s matchup marks the first and only time this season the Wings will host the Lynx. Tip off is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday from the College Park Center in Arlington.

Dallas split its two previous contests from the College Park Center. The Wings surrendered a 97-76 loss behind 28 points from Storm forward Breanna Stewart. Dallas convincingly handled Los Angeles, routing Candace Parker and the Sparks, 101-72, prior to the contest against Seattle. The Sparks had their revenge in Los Angeles, defeating the Wings 87-83 just four days after the loss in Arlington.

KEYS TO THE GAME:

Dallas has struggled with consistency at times, failing to register consecutive wins since June 8th, which continues to cap their potential when racing toward the playoffs. Finding an early rhythm will serve beneficial not only for the Wings starters but also for immediate impact players off the bench.

Slow starts were a present theme in both the Wings’ previous losses against the Lynx. Dallas was outscored by double-digits in the first half of both contests (46-21, May 23; 51-36, June 19) forcing the Wings to play from behind despite single-digit losses in both results.

Two of the WNBA’s leading rebounders are also set for a front court showdown in the paint as Wings center Liz Cambage and Lynx center Sylvia Fowles are slated to meet. Fowles amassed 37 total rebounds during the two previous meetings.

Fowles (12.5 per game) and Cambage (10.2 per game) rank first and second, respectively, among leading rebounders. Cambage also ranks fourth in scoring (20.1 per game) and second in blocks (2.1 per game) anchoring Dallas’ defensive approach.

HOW TO FOLLOW:

Tickets are available for Sunday’s contest. Fans can also watch the game on League Pass, Fox Sports Southwest Plus. Twitter users may also follow the game’s broadcast over social media.

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