NBA Basketball - INACTIVE

Dallas Wings hope to end skid by beating defending WNBA champs

Guard Erin Phillips, at left in a game against Chicago, and the Dallas Wings will have their hands full against the defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx on Saturday. Minnesota is off to a 6-0 start and forward Maya Moore is second in the league in scoring (22.3).
Guard Erin Phillips, at left in a game against Chicago, and the Dallas Wings will have their hands full against the defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx on Saturday. Minnesota is off to a 6-0 start and forward Maya Moore is second in the league in scoring (22.3). Star-Telegram

Dallas Wings at Minnesota Lynx

7 p.m. Saturday, Target Center, Minneapolis, Minn.

TV: FSSW Plus

Records: Wings 3-3, Lynx 6-0

About the Wings: After a 3-1 start, Dallas took a step back with consecutive home losses to Atlanta and Chicago. Guard Odyssey Sims and forward Karima Christmas combine to average 31 points to lead the Wings in scoring. Dallas is the league’s best offensive rebounding team, while Minnesota is the top defensive rebounding team. Forward Glory Johnson’s seven-game suspension ends after this game.

About the Lynx: The defending WNBA champions are 6-0 and share the Western Conference lead with the Los Angeles Sparks. Minnesota leads the league in field goal percentage (48.2) and has jumped to 28-11 and 29-6 first-quarter leads in its past two games. Forward Maya Moore was named Western Conference player of the month, her seventh such honor, after averaging 22.3 points, 5.3 assists and 4.3 rebounds in May. Guard Jia Perkins, a Granbury High School graduate, comes off the bench in her 12th WNBA season.

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