July 18, 2018 – After a record setting day full of highlights, the W is back with two more games on tap for Wednesday. Yesterday’s matchup between the Dallas Wings (13-9) and New York Liberty (7-15) turned into a historic night for center Liz Cambage, as the Wings All-Star went for 53 points to break the top single-game scoring performance record. Cambage shot 77 percent from the field (17-22) and showed her ability to shoot the three ball knocking down 4 of 5 triples to lead her team to victory. The center also grabbed 10 rebounds and had five blocks to go with her historic scoring performance.
Also highlighting the night was the Atlanta Dream’s game winning buzzer beater from guard Tiffany Hayes. Hayes came up with the steal with just 10.9 seconds on the clock and launched a shot from beyond halfcourt that hit nothing but net for the 86-83 win over Connecticut. Hayes’s game winner gave Atlanta (13-9) their fifth straight win as the Dream are in a three way tie for the No. 4 spot in league standings. Hayes finished with 18 points and eight rebounds, while Angel McCoughtry led with 24 points.
On tap for this afternoon is top ranked Seattle (16-6) and the Chicago Sky. The Storm defeated the Wings on Saturday in a 91-84 battle. Breanna Stewart put up 35 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead her team to victory. Chicago (7-15) looks to snap a three-game losing streak after getting outcored by New York on Sunday. The Sky disappeared in the third quarter of Sunday’s game as the Liberty held Chicago to just 8 points. Courtney Vandersloot and Diamond DeShields paced the Sky with 15 and 14 points, respectively. Catch the Storm and the Sky on WNBA League Pass at 12 PM ET.
The Indiana Fever (2-20) and the Minnesota Lynx (12-10) will meet for the last time this regular season as the Lynx look to get back on track with a win. Minnesota dropped their second game in a row to the Connecticut Sun, on Sunday, as Sylvia Fowles led the Lynx with 12 points. Indiana is fighting for their third win on the season after falling to Phoenix on Sunday. Candice Dupree recorded a season-high 23 points in the loss and passed Becky Hammon for ninth on the All-Time WNBA Scoring list. Cappie Pondexter also recorded a season-high of 17 points for the Fever. Indiana has defeated Minnesota previously this season on the road; can they do it again? Tune in on NBA TV at 1 PM ET.