Dallas Wings Schedule Preview: July 10 - 15

Entering Week 8 of the WNBA season, the Dallas Wings are coming off their best week in which they went 3-0. Will they be able to keep it up with a tough week coming up?

The Dallas Wings have got to be feeling great about themselves as they head into another three-game week. They won against the Fever, Sky and the Liberty. All three games were pretty easy wins and as a result, the Wings moved up in the standings and now sit in sixth place overall.

Before we get into this week's slate of games, let's take a look back on last week in the brief game recaps.

Chicago at Dallas - Game Recap

Coming into this game, the Dallas Wings needed to gain some ground on a Chicago team that was getting better. This was the best game for Liz Cambage as she scored a career-high 37 points in this game. It was the Wings second-highest scoring output in franchise history. Both teams had an impressive first half with Dallas leading 51-49. In the second half, both Cambage and Skylar Diggins-Smith went to work and they were too much for the Sky to handle as Dallas cruised the rest of the way. Dallas got a crucial home win and it was one of their top performances from this season.

Indiana at Dallas - Game Recap

After an impressive win against the Chicago Sky, the Dallas Wings welcomed one of the youngest teams in the WNBA, the Indiana Fever who are currently in last place. The Fever were also coming off an impressive win against the defending champion Minnesota Lynx on the road. The Wings did not miss a beat as they won a second straight blowout game. Rookie Azura Stevens had a career night and led the team in scoring with 26 points. The Wings had yet another great performance at home.

Dallas at New York - Game Recap

After two blowout wins at home against teams below the .500 mark, the Wings went on the road to face yet another below .500 team in the New York Liberty. The Liberty by far has been the most disappointing team in 2018 and the Wings came ready to play. Skylar Diggins-Smith had an MVP type of performance, scoring 32 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists as the Wings were too much for the Liberty. The Liberty did try to make it a close game in the fourth quarter, but the Wings were able to pull away and grab a road win. The Wings won their third straight game thanks in large part to their stars.

The Wings were faced with teams below .500 this week and they passed their test with flying colors as they went 3-0 against them. However, it shifts this week as the Wings will face the top 2 teams in the Storm and Mercury as well as the LA Sparks.

Phoenix at Dallas - Tuesday, July 10th

Tip-off: 7:00 pm local time, 8 pm EST
TV: Fox Sports Southwest Plus, Fox Sports Arizona Plus, WNBA League Pass

The Dallas Wings are coming off an impressive week and will be tested against the Phoenix Mercury. The Wings are already 0-2 against the Mercury this season and this game is the last game of the season series. The Wings were impressive the last game against the Mercury at home, but fell short and the Mercury were able to hold on for the victory. This is yet another game against the top two centers in the league right now in Liz Cambage and Brittney Griner. However, the Phoenix Mercury are short handed so this is the best opportunity for the Wings to attack the Mercury. They will need to slow down both Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner again and Skylar Diggins-Smith will need to have a big game in order for the Wings to win this game otherwise the Mercury will have swept the season series against the Wings.

Dallas at Los Angeles - Thursday, July 12th

Tip-off: 12:30 pm local time, 2:30 pm CST, 3:30 pm EST
TV: Spectrum SportsNet, WNBA League Pass

After facing the Mercury at home, the Wings travel for an early camp day game against the Sparks. This is also the third game between the two teams. The Wings are down 0-2 against the Sparks although the last game could have gone the Wings way, but the Wings could not score in the last couple of seconds and the Sparks held on for the victory. The Sparks have faded a bit but still remain a very dangerous team and the Wings have their hands full with the likes of Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike. Not to mention, Chelsea Gray. Liz Cambage will be crucial in this game and will need to have a big game to help the Wings guards. Since it is a day game, the Wings will need to be ready to play as it often can be a trap game.

Dallas at Seattle - Saturday, July 14th

Tip-off: 6:00 pm local time, 8:00 pm CST, 9 pm EST
TV: JoeTV, WNBA League Pass

The Wings stay on the road and travel to Seattle after Los Angeles. The Wings will face the #1 team in the WNBA right now in the Seattle Storm. This is the third game of a four-game season series and the Wings have split the season series at one game apiece. The Wings will need to be ready to defend because the Storm feature top scorers in Breanna Stewart and Jewell Loyd. If that is not enough, the Storm also have Natasha Howard and Sue Bird has looked great this season. This will be the toughest game for the Wings this week because the Storm presents some problems and are very dangerous at home. If the Wings can manage to defend and get help beyond their stars such as Azura Stevens, Glory Johnson, Allisha Gray they will have notched an impressive victory. If not, then it will be a disappointing loss and the Wings will go down 1-2 in the season series.

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