The Dallas Wings have clinched the playoffs and will not play All-Star Satou Sabally in their game against the Las Vegas Aces on Sunday at 3pm (NBA TV). Sabally has returned from an Achilles injury in the last game of the Wings, but the team probably does not want to push her harder and wants to let her rest for the play-offs. However, Dallas, currently the seventh seed, still plays for the No. 6 seed. If it wins both of its remaining games and the Chicago Sky loses both of their games, the two teams will be tied 15-17, and Dallas will draw the final.
So expect Arike Ogunbowale, Marina Mabrey and his company to go full speed ahead in an effort to take down A’ja Wilson, Chelsea Gray and the Aces, who have yet to win a double bee.
Vegas was last seen blowing up the team they chase, the Minnesota Lynx in third place. So they had just as much momentum and good feeling as the Wings, who beat New York Liberty 77-76 on Saturday. last second block by Allisha Gray.
With the rest of the game Monday afternoon, former San Antonio Silver Star Becky Hammon’s number 25 will be on the roof at The House. The Silver Stars / Stars move to Vegas and become the Aces in 2018.
Hammon has played eight seasons in San Antonio and is currently an assistant coach of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs. She also played eight seasons with the Liberty, concluding her career with an impressive 3-point shooting percentage of 37.8 and 829 tries, good for the fourth of all time. Hammon is a six-time All-Star and four-time All-WNBA pick.
“Becky Hammon played a big role in the history of our franchise before it moved to Las Vegas,” said Nikki Fargas, president of Aces. ‘And while we were celebrating the 25th season of the WNBA, we wanted to officially recognize her retired jersey here in Mandalay Bay. Each of the players who were fit for this team, in Las Vegas, San Antonio or Utah, will always be part of our Aces family, and we look forward to celebrating her amazing career in front of our fans. ”
Dallas Wings (13-7) vs Las Vegas Aces (21-8)
When: Monday, 13 September at 15:00 ET
Where: Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas, NV
How to watch: NBA TV or MYLVTV or BSSW + or TSN3 / 5
Key to matching: 3-point shooting. The Aces are second in the league with a 3-point percentage of 37 and the Wings are fourth with 35.4 percent. So they are good, but we’ll see if the Wings have a good performance. Because if they do, they could win field on Vegas, which concedes only 13 tries per game, compared to 23.1 for Dallas.
Meat Injury Report: Bella Allarie (probably; knee), Satou Sabally (out; Achilles), Isabelle Harrison (out; health and safety protocols), Moriah Jefferson (out; thigh muscle)
Asbestos report: Angel McCoughtry (out for season; right knee), Liz Cambage (out; health and safety records), Dearica Hamby (probably; left ankle sprain)