Final 1 2 3 4 Tot
Washington Mystics 14 16 25 19 74
Dallas Wings 22 24 20 19 85
10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET17:00 GMT1:00 10:00 AM MST12:00 PM EST21:00 UAE18:0013:00 ET11:00 AM CT16:00 , June 26, 2021
College Park Center, Arlington, Texas  Attendance: 2,055

Seeking consistency, Wings host short-handed Mystics

Seeking consistency, Wings host short-handed Mystics

Having shown flashes of brilliance this season, the Dallas Wings look to build some real momentum on Saturday afternoon when they host the Washington Mystics in Arlington, Texas.

Much has been made of coach Vickie Johnson's run-'em-ragged 12-player rotation, which was wildly effective Thursday night in a 25-point victory at Indiana. That was the Wings' second victory in three games, but in building their 7-8 record, only once have they strung together successive wins.

In Thursday's 89-64 victory, Satou Sabally scored 15 points (all in the first half) and had nine rebounds to lead a balanced Dallas attack, as a season-best six players scored in double figures. Marina Mabrey had 14, with Allisha Gray (13), Charli Collier (12), and Arike Ogunbowale and Isabelle Harrison (10 each) also scoring at least 10 points.

Ogunbowale's production extended her WNBA-leading and team-record streak of scoring in double figures to 52 games.

Yet, that victory came against a struggling Indiana Fever team that has lost 11 games in a row. On Saturday, Dallas will be facing a Mystics squad (7-7) that has won three of its past four games despite being short-handed.

Washington took just eight players on the road for this three-game trip and is feeling the effects of the workload and the travel. Kiara Leslie (concussion protocol) is expected to join the team for Saturday's game to give the Mystics some added depth.

Washington split the first two games of the trip, following up a brilliant 87-83 win at league-leading Seattle on Tuesday with an 89-82 loss at Los Angeles on Thursday.

Leilani Mitchell scored 26 points for Washington in the loss. Tina Charles continued her spectacular play, scoring 25 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.

Charles has helped carry her short-handed squad. "I'm just doing my job," she told the Washington Post. "I don't see that I'm doing anything different besides playing smarter, being more selfless, sharing the ball, trusting my teammates more."

--Field Level Media

Updated June 25, 2021

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