WNBA postseason made a super exciting start with eight teams competing to keep their title hopes alive. The Dallas Wings are all set to face Connecticut Sun in a do-or-die clash in Round 1 of the playoffs.
Sun vs Wings: Preview
After suffering a dead rubber loss in the first game, the Wings defeated the third-seeded Connecticut Sun in the second game. Wings lost the first game by a score of 25 points, seemingly in spite of almost everything. The best player for the Wings was Allisha Gray, who finished with 17 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists. The Wings’ effort to avoid elimination by winning the second game was successful as they thrashed Sun by 20 points to even the series at 1-1.
The Connecticut Sun began the postseason in the same manner as the regular season, giving the Wings little chance in Game 1. Jonquel Jones put on an outstanding effort, scoring 19 points and grabbing 8 rebounds. Alyssa Thomas also made her valuable contribution and finished with 15 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists. The Sun will look to wrap up the first round by thrashing the Wings at the Mohegan Sun Arena in the upcoming matchup.
Sun vs Wings: Head to head:
Both teams have played 42 head-to-head matches so far:
Connecticut Sun: 30
Dallas Wings: 12
Though, the head-to-head stats clearly portrays that Connecticut Sun are the hot favorite to clinch the victory in the third game of Round 1.
Players to watch:
Jones excels at scoring in both directions. Few people are familiar with the ability to be lethal from both within and outside the arc. The 2021 WNBA MVP is an aggressive 3-point shooter with outstanding athleticism and rebounding abilities.
Allisha Gray, the WNBA Rookie of the Year in 2017, has been excelling this year. She can easily rack up assists and points thanks to her exceptional close-range shooting and 3-point playmaking skills. She is crucial to the Dallas Wings for a number of reasons, including her superb perimeter defense and ability to drive in for layups.
Sun vs Wings: Possible Lineup
Dallas Wings: Marina Mabrey, Veronica Burton, Allisha Gray, Kayla Thornton, Teaira McCowan
Connecticut Sun: Natisha Hiedeman, Courtney Williams, DeWana Bonner, Alyssa Thomas, Jonquel Jones
The Dallas Wings’ job in the forthcoming match against the powerful Sun will be massive. They must completely focus on winning Game 3 by maintaining their resilient form in the recent match.