|4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET23:00 GMT7:00 4:00 PM MST6:00 PM EST3:00 UAE (+1)00:0019:00 ET5:00 PM CT22:00 , May 24, 2022
Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut Attendance: 4,180
Top tandems square off as Wings visit Sun
The Dallas Wings visit the Connecticut Sun on Tuesday night in a showdown of two of the best teams in the WNBA.
The Wings (4-2) have won their last two while the Sun (4-1) have rattled off four consecutive wins.
On Sunday, Dallas overcame a two-point halftime deficit to roll past Minnesota 94-78 thanks to Arike Ogunbowale and Marina Mabrey, who combined for 42 points, including 22 out of Mabrey.
It was the fourth time this season that Ogunbowale scored 20 or more points and the second time for Mabrey.
But what impressed head coach Vickie Johnson more is the way the two distributed the ball.
"We know that Mabrey and Arike are scorers," Johnson said after the game. "What I like to see are the assists. They had 10 assists together. Arike had seven by herself. It's important for us to move the basketball."
The Wings finished with 20 assists in Sunday's win and have scored 90 or more three times. They got an added boost to their offense against the Lynx as Satou Sabally returned from playing overseas and tallied 11 points and five rebounds.
The Wings will need to keep that offense clicking against the Sun, who have scored more than 90 points in each of their last three outings after beating host Indiana 92-70 on Sunday.
Like the Wings, they had their own duo rise to the occasion, with Alyssa Thomas and Brionna Jones scoring 18 apiece. Courtney Williams and Jonquel Jones scored 15 and 13, respectively.
The Sun had struggled early against the Fever on Friday night, leading by only two at the half in a 94-85 win. They dominated wire-to-wire Sunday, leading 26-15 at the end of one and never looking back.
"Our chemistry is still being built and we're still getting there, and we understand that it's a marathon, not a sprint, so we're moving in the right direction," Jonquel Jones told the Hartford Courant.
The teams will tangle again on Thursday night, also in Uncasville, Conn.
--Field Level Media
Updated May 23, 2022