The WNBA season is well underway as the Dallas Wings have completed their first six games of their 40-game schedule.
Up to this point, the Wings are 6-6 with wins over the Dream, Storm, and Lynx but have fallen to the Sky, Mystics, and Sun.
Unfortunately, Dallas has dropped two consecutive games on the road by less than ten points combined.
The shorthanded Dallas Wings will return to the College Park Center this week for a pivotal two-game home stand against the Phoenix Mercury.
The first of the two games will occur on Wednesday, June 7th, at 7:00 PM.
Texas native Brittney Griner will make her return to DFW after being detained in Russia from February 17th, 2022, until being released in a prisoner swap on December 8th, 2022. Griner was found guilty by the Russian government of drug charges.
However, Griner’s return to the court this season has been what seemed like a seamless transition. Through four games this season, Griner is averaging 22 points and 8 rebounds.
With Teaira McCowan fulfilling her commitment to the Turkish national team, it is likely that the newest Dallas Wing, Kalani Brown, will draw the difficult assignment of defending Brittney Griner.
The second of the two games will come this Friday also at 7:00 PM and will be broadcasted live as part of the WNBA’s Friday night partnership with ION.
Coming into this week, the Wings have two of the top six scorers in the WNBA. Satou Sabally is off to the best start of her WNBA career, averaging 22.2 points, good for third in the league, and Arike Ogunbowale is the league’s sixth-leading scorer with 21.2 points per contest.
This two-game homestand is pivotal if the Wings want to get back on track after their two close losses.