Dallas Wings Schedule Preview: June 19th to June 24th

After splitting their games last week, the Wings play three games this week, one on the road and twice at home against some of the top teams in the WNBA right now.

The Dallas Wings had an interesting week. They lost to the Phoenix Mercury at home but then quickly bounced back against the Las Vegas Aces with a win. This week, they have a tough week ahead as they face two of the top teams in the WNBA as well as the defending WNBA champion.

Before we get into the schedule preview for this week's slate of games, let's take a look back at last week's games in a brief game recap.

Phoenix at Dallas - Game Recap

The Dallas Wings entered this game with only seven active players. New additions Cayla George and Leticia Romero also had not been cleared yet to play. It was one of those heated games as neither Dallas nor Phoenix was happy about the officiating and both Liz Cambage and Brittney Griner fouled out. Dallas started the game off well and led 40-37 at the half. Dallas was up heading into the fourth quarter by a score of 59-51, but Phoenix got their game going and Dallas started to wear down. They also let the officiating get to them moreso than the Mercury and the Mercury escaped Dallas with a win. The Wings let a winnable game slip considering they were up for three quarters, but the Mercury's veteran leadership ultimately is what doomed the Dallas Wings.

Las Vegas at Dallas - Game Recap

Entering this game, the Wings were hungry to get back on track after a disappointing loss to the Phoenix Mercury. Elizabeth Cambage had a career night in both scoring and rebounding with 28 points and 18 rebounds. The Wings led wire to wire in this game. The Aces were close, but the Wings held them off not only because of Cambage but Skylar Diggins-Smith as well. She scored 20 points and had six assists in the game. It was the fifth time this season that both players each scored 20 points in the game. The Wings took advantage of a road-weary and young Aces team and it was a good win for the Wings. New addition Leticia Romero was cleared to play and played nearly 18 minutes. She was held scoreless. Despite the win, the Wings shot just 6.7% from three (1/15).

Splitting the two games at home last week, the Wings now head into Week 5 action facing the Minnesota Lynx on the road and hosting the Sparks and Storm during the weekend. First up, is the Minnesota Lynx on the road.

Dallas at Minnesota - Tuesday, June 19th

Tip-off: 7:00 pm local time, 8 pm EST

TV: Fox Sports GO, WNBA League Pass

Entering this game, both the Dallas Wings and the Minnesota Lynx are coming off from a win. The Lynx beat the Liberty and the Wings beat the Aces. Both teams will look to continue the momentum forward and this game should be interesting as it is the second matchup between Sylvia Fowles and Liz Cambage. The Lynx won the first matchup back in May, and the Wings will be looking to return the favor. The Wings have their work cut out for them in this game. They not only have to contend with Fowles but Maya Moore as well. They will also need to defend well against the likes of Augustus. They will need to keep Rebekkah Brunson off the boards and limit Danielle Robinson's penetration in the paint. Liz Cambage will need to have another big game, but the Wings are going to need a third and fourth scorer to steal a road win in Minnesota.

Los Angeles at Dallas - Friday, June 22nd

Tip-off: 7:00 pm local time, 8 pm EST

TV: Fox Sports Southwest Plus, WNBA League Pass

The Dallas Wings come back from Minnesota and play the top team in the WNBA in the Los Angeles Sparks. It does not get any easier for the Wings. They will have to try to stop Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike. They will need to slow down both Chelsea Gray and Odyssey Sims. Skylar Diggins-Smith will have her hands full as Alana Beard of the Los Angeles Sparks will be most likely defending her. This is the first matchup between the Sparks and Wings this season so the Wings will be looking to send a message. The Wings will need to shoot well from distance in this game and they will need to attack the paint in order for them to get an important home victory against the top team in the WNBA right now.

Seattle at Dallas - Sunday, June 24th

Tip-off: 3:00 pm local time, 4 pm EST

TV: NBATV, Fox Sports Southwest Plus, WNBA League Pass

This is yet another tough team for the Wings to face as the Seattle Storm have been rolling and are currently the third best team in the WNBA right now. This is the Wings and Storm's second matchup of the season, as the Dallas Wings won in a close game against the Storm in early June at home. Last time, the Wings started off hot and the Storm caught up and the Wings escaped with the victory. This time around, it will be much more difficult for the Wings. The Storm will be looking for a win and the Wings will have to contend with the likes of Breanna Stewart, Natasha Howard, and Jewell Loyd. If they can shut down two of the three main scorers and keep Sue Bird in check, they can win their second straight game against Seattle this season. If not, then the Storm will split the season series and steal a road win. Skylar Diggins-Smith will need to have a big game against the Storm and if she does, there is a good shot that the Wings will win the game.

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