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Game Preview: Dallas Wings vs. Chicago Sky - May 18

May 17, 2024 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)
Dallas Wings News Release


Arlington, TX - The Dallas Wings (1-0) will face the Chicago Sky (0-1) for the second straight game Saturday night at a sold-out College Park Center in Arlington, Texas. The game will air live on Bally Sports Southwest and NBA TV, and will also be available on WNBA League Pass for out-of-market fans. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. (CT). On the call will be Ron Thulin, Fran Harris and ShaVonne Herndon.

How To Follow Airing on Bally Sports Southwest and NBA TV; streaming on the Bally Sports app and WNBA League Pass. Follow @DallasWings and @DallasWingsPR for the latest breaking news. Live stats available on stats.wnba.com.

Notable Storylines Next Woman Up The Wings have been bitten by the injury bug as a trio of key players will not suit up on Saturday night against the Sky. In addition to WNBA All-Star Satou Sabally who continues to recover from a shoulder injury, Dallas will be without starters Jaelyn Brown and Natasha Howard. Brown is expected to miss a week following a procedure for a displaced nasal fracture, while Howard broke her foot in Wednesday's win over Chicago and is out 3-6 weeks. The Wings will look for greater contributions from second-year forward Maddy Siegrist, who scored 13 points in under 18 minutes on Wednesday, along with newcomers Stephanie Soares and Jacy Sheldon. Soares had four points and three rebounds against the Sky, while Sheldon had two points and two blocks.

Top Billing(s) Natasha Howard's injury puts the Wings at eight healthy players, allowing Dallas to sign free agent Monique Billings to a salary cap hardship contract. Billings spent the past six seasons with the Atlanta Dream, which selected the 6-4 forward 15th overall in the 2018 WNBA Draft. The UCLA graduate has averaged 5.9 points and 5.8 rebounds during her six seasons in the league. In 2023, she averaged 4.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, playing in 39 games and making nine starts for the Dream.

Late-Game Heroics Arike Ogunbowale has shined down the stretch in 2024, beginning with hitting the game-winning step-back three in the preseason game against the Indiana Fever on May 3, and continuing on Wednesday night in the win over the Chicago Sky. Ogunbowale scored 14 of her game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter as the Wings erased a double-digit deficit to score the 87-79 season-opening victory.


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