The Dallas Wings look good despite Glory Johnson being out injured.
The Dallas Wings hit their straps in the second game of the season. They were able to do it without Glory Johnson who went off injured last game. However, when Liz Cambage gets going int he same game that Skylar Diggins-Smith does, the Wings look unbeatable.
Cambage played 28 minutes and collected 21 points, nine rebounds and four blocks. She went 8-of-11 from the field and 5-of-7 from the line. She was too big for Elizabeth Williams to deal with. She was able to keep the Dream center to 1-of-10 shooting which helped go a long way to getting the victory.
Her size and presence on the court opened up the offensive end for Diggins-Smith. She was able to score a game high 25 points. She was also able to collect five rebounds, two assists and two blocks. With Diggins-Smith going on the outside, she was 3-of-4 from deep, the Dream defense could not double or triple Cambage without leaving someone open.
Most of the Wings did their job well tonight. Karima Christmas-Kelly had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds, five of them on the offensive end. The defense tried to focus on keeping Cambage off the offensive boards, leaving others open. Christmas-Kelly got to the line 14 times as well, making the most of her opportunities inside.
Kayla Thornton stepped into the starting role and scored 13 points. She also got to the line eight times, causing foul trouble for the Dream. Off the bench Kaela Davis had a tremendous game scoring 15 points and giving out five assists. She also had the best plus/minus on the team with plus 27.
Aliisha Gray had another quiet game with only five points. She did contribute in other ways with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block. Azura Stevens also had a quiet game also scoring five points. She had two rebounds, two blocks one assist and a steal. She is going to continue to grow into her role as the season moves on.
If the Dallas Wings are able to play like this throughout the season then they will be right in the mix for the finals, possibly for the title.