Bottom line: Skylar Diggins-Smith and Eric Ogunbowale meet when Phoenix hosts Dallas. Diggins-Smith is fifth in the WNBA with an average of 19.2 points per game and third in the Ogunbowale League with an average of 19.4 points per game.
The Mercury are 6-11 in Western Conference games. Phoenix is fifth in the Western Conference, averaging 2.1 offensive rebounds per game led by Brianna Turner.
The Wings are 7-9 in Western Conference play. Dallas ranks fourth in the Western Conference in shooting 33.6% from a range of 33.6%.
The teams are facing each other for the fourth time this season. The Mercury won 83–72 in the last meeting on 26 June. Diggins-Smith led the Mercury with 26 points, and Ogunbowale led the Wings with 25 points.
Top Performer: Diana Taurasi is shooting 33.7% beyond the arc, with 3.0 med 3-pointers per game for the Mercury, while averaging 16.7 points and 3.8 assists. Diggins-Smith is shooting 40.1% and averaging 22.0 points in the last 10 games for Phoenix.
Ogunbowale averages 19.4 points, 3.6 assists and 1.5 steals for the wings. Teira McCowan averages 17.3 points in the last 10 games for Dallas.
Last 10 games: Par: 4-6, averaging 79.5 points, 32.4 rebounds, 18.8 assists, 7.8 steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 39.6% from the field. Their opponents average 84.7 points per game.
Wings: 6-4, averaging 83.8 points, 32.2 rebounds, 18.7 assists, 8.4 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 44.6% from the field. His opponents average 83.6 points.
Injuries: Wed: Diana Taurasi: out for season (quad), Kia Nurse: out (knee).
Wings: Eric Ogunbowale: out (core).