Dallas Wings star Liz Cambage asks to be traded
NEW YORK (AP) — Liz Cambage is looking to play elsewhere next season.
"Liz Cambage has communicated through her representation a desire to play elsewhere in the WNBA during the 2019 season," Dallas Wings president and CEO Greg Bibb said in a statement Tuesday. "While Liz is currently under contract with the Dallas Wings, we will work to resolve this issue while keeping the interest of our organization the priority."
Brian Agler hired to coach WNBA’s Dallas Wings
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Wings had already been through an extensive search for a new coach when Brian Agler suddenly became an option.
"Better to be lucky than good sometimes," Wings general manager and president Greg Bibb said Tuesday when introducing the team's new coach. "And we got lucky in early December when the all-time winningest coach in U.S. women's professional basketball history became available."
Mercury hit 13 3s, advance past Wings in WNBA playoffs
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — DeWanna Bonner had 29 points and 11 rebounds and Diana Taurasi collected 26 points and 12 assists, helping the Phoenix Mercury beat the Dallas Wings 101-83 on Tuesday night in the opening game of the WNBA playoffs.
Phoenix (21-14) advances to play at Connecticut in another single-elimination round on Thursday.
Top-seeded Storm beat Wings 84-68 in regular-season finale
SEATTLE (AP) — Breanna Stewart and Crystal Langhorne had 15 points each to help the Seattle Storm beat the Dallas Wings 84-68 in the regular-season finale for both teams Sunday.
Sue Bird sat out the game and Stewart played just 13 minutes in the game that had no effect on the Storm's No. 1 playoff seed.
DeWanna Bonner had 23 points, Mercury beat Liberty 96-85
PHOENIX (AP) — DeWanna Bonner had 23 points and 10 rebounds to help the Phoenix Mercury beat New York 96-85 on Sunday in the regular-season finale for both teams, sending the Liberty to their 13th straight loss.
Stephanie Talbot added 18 points, and Diana Taurasi had 16. The fifth-seeded Mercury (20-14) will host the eighth-seeded Dallas Wings on Tuesday night in the first round of the WNBA playoffs.
Sun earn 4th seed with 89-86 win over Sparks
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jasmine Thomas scored 27 points and the Connecticut Sun beat the Los Angeles Sparks 89-86 on Sunday to secure the fourth seed in the WNBA playoffs.
Connecticut (21-13) will have a first-round bye and host the winner of No. 5 seed Phoenix Mercury and eighth-seeded Dallas Wings in the second round. Los Angeles (19-15) took the sixth seed and will host the No. 7 seed Minnesota Lynx in the first round.
Cambage has 43 points, Wings clinch final WNBA playoff spot
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Elizabeth Cambage had 43 points and 13 rebounds and the Dallas Wings beat the Las Vegas Aces 107-102 on Friday night to clinch the final WNBA playoff spot and end a nine-game losing streak.
It ended a turbulent stretch for Dallas, giving interim coach Taj McWilliams-Franklin her first victory. The Wings hadn't won since July 19, leading to the firing of coach Fred Williams on Sunday.
Jones scores 27, Sun hand Wings 9th straight loss
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones had 27 points and 10 rebounds, and the Connecticut Sun beat the Dallas Wings 96-76 on Tuesday night to spoil the head-coaching debut of Taj McWilliams-Franklin.
McWilliams-Franklin was named interim coach on Sunday after Fred Williams was fired.
Connecticut (19-13) has won seven of eight, and it is fourth in the playoff standings.
Dallas Wings coach Fred Williams out after 8th straight loss
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas Wings coach Fred Williams was relieved of his duties Sunday with the club mired in an eight-game losing streak that jeopardized a playoff spot that once seemed secure.
Team President and CEO Greg Bibb announced his decision several hours after a 93-80 road loss to Washington. Assistant Taj McWilliams-Franklin was named interim coach. The Wings (14-17) have a one-game lead over Las Vegas for the WNBA's final playoff spot with three games remaining.
Mystics win 6th straight 93-80 over Wings
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ariel Atkins scored 26 points, Elena Delle Donne added 23 and the Washington Mystics won their sixth straight, beating the Dallas Wings 93-80 on Sunday.
The Wings announced several hours after the game that coach Fred Williams was being relieved of his duties following an eighth straight loss.
The Mystics (20-11) pulled away to a 51-37 halftime lead with a 25-9 run to close the second quarter and extended the advantage to 70-46 on Atkins' 3-pointer with 3:18 left in the third.
Montgomery hits 6 3s, scores 24 to help Dream beat Wings
ATLANTA (AP) — Renee Montgomery was 6 of 7 from 3-point range and scored 24 points to help the Atlanta Dream beat the Dallas Wings 92-82 on Saturday.
Sun beat Wings 101-92 for 5th straight victory
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Alyssa Thomas scored 22 points, Jonquel Jones added 17 and the hot-shooting Connecticut Sun eased by the Dallas Wings 101-92 on Wednesday night to extend their winning streak to five straight games and clinch a playoff berth.
Toliver’s late jumper lifts Mystics over Wings, 76-74
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kristi Toliver hit a fade-away jumper with 1.4 seconds left to lift the Washington Mystics to a 76-74 win over the Dallas Wings on Sunday.
Toliver led Washington (16-11) with 16 points, including eight in the final two minutes. LaToya Sanders added 15 points and Natasha Cloud scored 13. Elena Delle Donne, who came in fourth in the WNBA in scoring at 20.9 per game, finished with just five points on 2-of-9 shooting.
Fever beat Wings 84-78 for 4th win of season
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Cappie Pondexter scored 18 points to lead six Indiana players in double figures and the Fever beat the Dallas Wings 84-78 on Thursday night for their fourth victory of the season.
Erica Wheeler made two free throws with 25.6 seconds left to give the Fever (4-23) an 82-74 lead. Dallas answered with a four-point possession, but Pondexter sealed it with two free throws.
Cambage has seventh technical foul rescinded by league
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA has rescinded a technical foul called against Liz Cambage of the Dallas Wings.
The technical, which would have been her seventh resulting in a one-game suspension, was called during a review of a play with 6:56 left in the fourth quarter Tuesday night. Allie Quigley of Chicago hit the free throw and the Chicago Sky ended up winning 92-91.
Chicago loses 24-point lead, rallies past Dallas 92-91
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Allie Quigley scored 22 points, Cheyenne Parker added 20, and the Chicago Sky blew a 24-point lead before rallying past the Dallas Wings 92-91 on Tuesday night.
Parker was left open inside to pull Chicago to 90-88 and after a Dallas miss, Diamond DeShields made a fast-break layup to tie it with 32.2 seconds to go.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Shekinna Stricklen scored a season-high 24 points and tied a WNBA record with eight 3-pointers to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Dallas Wings 92-75 on Sunday.
Stricklen finished 8 of 11 from 3-point range and matched the mark set by Diana Taurasi, who has made eight 3-pointers three times, and Riquna Williams, who has done it once.
Courtney Williams and Jonquel Jones added 15 points each for the Sun (13-12).
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CHICAGO (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot became the seventh player to have a triple-double in WNBA history, finishing with 13 points, 10 rebounds and a career-best 15 assists in the Chicago Sky's 114-99 victory over the Dallas Wings on Friday night.
Vandersloot set a franchise record with 10 first-half assists and tied her team mark of 14 midway through the third quarter. Ticha Penicheiro holds the league record with 16, which she accomplished twice — in 1998 and 2002.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Elizabeth Cambage had 35 points and 17 rebounds, breaking the WNBA's two-game scoring record, and the Dallas Wings beat the Washington Mystics 90-81 on Thursday night.
Coming off a historic 53-point performance Tuesday, Cambage broke Minnesota star Maya Moore's record two-game total of 80 points set in 2014. Cambage also became the first player with back-to-back 30-point, 10-rebound games since Moore in 2014.
DALLAS (AP) — Elizabeth Cambage scored 53 points to set a WNBA record Tuesday, leading the Dallas Wings to a 104-87 victory over the New York Liberty.
The 6-foot-8 Australian reached 50 points on a three-point play with 2:19 remaining and broke Riquna Williams' WNBA record of 51 points, set Sept. 8, 2013, on an open 3-pointer from the top of the key.
SEATTLE (AP) — Breanna Stewart had a season-high 35 points, including three 3-pointers, and 20 rebounds to help the Seattle Storm beat the Dallas Wings 91-84 on Saturday night.
Natasha Howard scored 17 points and Jewell Loyd added 13 points, eight rebounds and six assists for Seattle (16-6).
Dallas (12-9) had its five-game win streak snapped.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith had 22 points and 11 assists, helping the Dallas Wings beat the Los Angeles Sparks 92-77 on Thursday night for their fifth consecutive victory.
Dallas (12-8) had its lead cut to 71-70 after the Sparks' Riquna Williams hit a 3-pointer with 7:52 to go. The Wings then went on a 21-2 run before the Sparks (13-9) scored the final five points of the game.
Azura Stevens had 16 points for Dallas, and Cayla George and Liz Cambage each scored 12.
Wings win with balanced attack 101-72 over Mercury
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 20 points and the Dallas Wings won their fourth straight with a 101-72 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday night.
Aerial Powers added a season high 18 points, Azura Stevens scored 15 and Liz Cambage chipped in 13 for the Wings (11-8).
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith had 32 points, seven rebounds and five assists to help the Dallas Wings beat the New York Liberty 97-87 on Sunday.
The Wings (10-8) had their largest lead at 88-65 on Allisha Gray's 3-pointer with 6:27 left in the game. Dallas still led by 20 with three minutes to go before the Liberty (5-14) closed the game on a 15-5 run.
Liz Cambage added 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Wings, who won their third straight. Gray scored 15 and Azura Stevens had 13.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Azura Stevens scored a career-high 26 points, and the Dallas Wings never trailed in a 90-63 win over the Indiana Fever on Thursday night.
The Wings (9-8) opened the game with an 8-0 run and pulled away with a 19-4 run that ended at 33-16 early in the second quarter. The Fever (2-17) got as close as 47-36 early in the third quarter, but Dallas extended the lead to 65-41 and closed the game on a 7-0 run to take its largest lead at the final score.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Liz Cambage scored a career-high 37 points and Skylar Diggins-Smith had 18 of her 20 points in the decisive third quarter to help the Dallas Wings beat the Chicago Sky 108-85 on Tuesday night.
It was the Wings' second-highest scoring output in franchise history.
Cambage shot 16 of 20 from the field and grabbed 10 rebounds.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Maya Moore scored 26, including the final six points of the game, to lift the Minnesota Lynx to their seventh straight win, 76-72 over the Dallas Wings on Sunday.
Moore made a pair of free throws to tie it at 72 with 1:50 left and hit a baseline jumper with 1:09 left to give the Lynx (10-6) the lead for good.
The Wings (7-8) took their first lead since the middle of the second quarter when Allisha Gray capped an 8-0 run to make it 72-70 with 2:12 left.
Diggins-Smith, late run help Wings beat Aces 97-91
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith scored eight of her 29 points in the final 1:04 and added eight assists in the Dallas Wings' 97-91 victory over the Las Vegas Aces on Wednesday night.
Liz Cambage had 17 points and 11 rebounds for her sixth double-double of the season, and Glory Johnson scored a season-high 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting for Dallas (7-7).
Sparks get revenge against Wings 87-83
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chelsea Gray made a key jumper from the right elbow with 20.9 seconds left and the Los Angeles Sparks held on to beat the Dallas Wings 87-83 on Tuesday night.
Gray's jumper made it 84-81 and the Sparks (11-3) made 3 of 4 free throws after a pair of defensive stops. Gray finished with 23 points and Candace Parker led the way with 29.
Stewart powers Storm past Wings 97-76
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 28 points and 12 rebounds and powered a late run for the Seattle Storm to beat the Dallas Wings 97-76 on Sunday.
The Wings took their second lead of the second half at 71-70 on Skylar Diggins-Smith's 3-pointer with 7:56 left in the game. The Storm (10-4) then held Dallas (6-6) scoreless over the next 5:28 as they scored 22 straight to pull away. Stewart hit two 3-pointers and scored 12 points during that run.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Liz Cambage scored 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting and Aerial Powers had 16 points and eight rebounds to help the Dallas Wings beat the Los Angeles Sparks 101-72 on Friday night.
Allisha Gray scored 15 points, Azura Stevens added 13 and Skylar Diggins-Smith, who finished with a season-low six points, had 11 assists — one shy of her career best set in 2014 — for Dallas (6-5).
Lynx hold off late charge for 91-83 win over Wings
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Maya Moore scored 21, Sylvia Fowles added 19 points and 17 rebounds, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Dallas Wings 91-83 on Tuesday night.
The Lynx (5-6) made all eight of their free throws in the final 1:11 to hold off a late charge from the Wings (5-5).
DALLAS (AP) — Elizabeth Cambage had 28 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, Skylar Diggins-Smith added 20 points and six assists and the Dallas Wings beat the Las Vegas Aces 77-67 on Friday night.
It was the fifth time this season Diggins-Smith and Cambage each scored 20-plus in the same game. The pair combined to score 32 of Dallas' 45 first-half points, helping the Wings to a six-point lead.
Taurasi scores 21, Mercury win 6th straight
DALLAS (AP) — Diana Taurasi scored 21 points, Brittney Griner added 18 before fouling out late and the Phoenix Mercury won their sixth straight with a 75-72 victory over the Dallas Wings on Tuesday night.
Taurasi made all 10 of her free throws, including three straight on one possession to tie it at 69 after Skylar Diggins-Smith was called for a technical foul. Phoenix (8-3) was 20 of 22 at the line.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas Wings forward Karima Christmas-Kelly will undergo knee surgery and miss the rest of the season, the team announced Tuesday.
Christmas-Kelly started Dallas' first six games this season before missing Friday's win over Indiana with the injury, and she's averaging 9.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. The surgery will address what the team called an "osteochondral defect" in her right knee and has an expected recovery time of six months.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 10 of her career-high 35 points in the fourth quarter and the Dallas Wings overcame a 13-point deficit to beat the Indiana Fever 89-83 on Friday night.
Diggins-Smith scored six points in the final 45 seconds, made 14 of 16 free throws, grabbed a career-best 12 rebounds and had six assists. Liz Cambage added 21 points, seven rebounds and three blocks, and Allisha Gray had 15 points for the Wings (4-3).
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Tina Charles scored 34 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and New York beat the Dallas Wings 94-89 on Tuesday night for Liberty coach Katie Smith's first victory.
New York was outscored 11-0 to start the game and trailed until Shavonte Zellous scored in the paint to tie it at 76 with 3:58 remaining in the game. Charles gave New York its first lead on their next possession and she finished with 18 points in the quarter.
ATLANTA (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 12 of her 26 points in the fourth quarter and Liz Cambage had 14 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks to help the Dallas Wings beat the Atlanta Dream 80-70 on Saturday night.
Kayla Thornton also scored 14 points for the Wings (2-2).
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sylvia Fowles had 23 points and 20 rebounds for Minnesota's first 20-20 game and the Lynx beat the Dallas Wings 76-68 on Wednesday night.
Minnesota closed the first half with a 13-0 run for a 46-21 lead. Fowles had 16 points, 12 rebounds and three steals in the half.
Maya Moore added 12 points, and Seimone Augustus chipped in 11 for Minnesota (1-1). Rebekkah Brunson and Fowles combined for 33 rebounds — equaling Dallas' total.
CHICAGO (AP) — Tiffany Hayes scored 22 points and the Atlanta Dream never trailed as they breezed to an 81-63 victory Wednesday over the Chicago Sky on Wednesday afternoon for their first victory of the season.
The Dream (1-1) recovered from a season-opening 101-78 drubbing against the Dallas Wings and maintained control of this game from start to finish.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Skyler Diggins-Smith scored 25 points, and Liz Cambage had 21 points, nine rebounds and four blocks to help the Dallas Wings beat the Atlanta Dream 101-78 on Sunday.
Christmas-Kelly finished with 15 points, hitting 11 of 14 free throws, and 10 rebounds, Kaela Davis also scored 15 points, and Kayla Thornton added 13 for the Wings (1-1).
PHOENIX (AP) — Diana Taurasi scored 20 of her 26 points in the first half and became the first WNBA player with 1,000 career 3-pointers, helping the Phoenix Mercury beat the Dallas Wings 86-78 on Friday night in the league's season opener.
Taurasi's one of four players, joining the NBA's Damian Lillard, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, to reach the 3-point mark with less than 400 games played.
Liz Cambage overpowering so far at Commonwealth Games
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — The Dallas Wings' new recruit Liz Cambage is dominating women's basketball at the Commonwealth Games.
Australia center Cambage, playing at the Commonwealth Games for the first time, leads the tournament in scoring (25.7 points per game), field goal percentage (74.4 per cent) and fouls drawn (5.3 per game) after the pool stage.
SYDNEY (AP) — Liz Cambage will play for Australia's Commonwealth Games team before she returns to the WNBA with the Dallas Wings in May.
Basketball Australia said Wednesday that the 6-foot-8 (2.03-meter) center will lead the national team at the Commonwealth Games which begin on April 4 on the Gold Coast south of Brisbane.
Australia won the men's and women's competition in Melbourne in 2006, the only time basketball has featured at the Commonwealth Games.
Cambage happy to be back in the WNBA
Liz Cambage needed some time away from basketball to rediscover her passion for the sport.
The 6-foot-8 Australian center took more than a year off after the 2016 Rio Olympics to "find herself."
Now she's back in the WNBA, signing a multiyear contract with the Dallas Wings earlier this month. She's returning to the organization that drafted her second overall seven years ago.
6-foot-8 Liz Cambage back in WNBA, playing for Dallas Wings
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Australian center Liz Cambage signed a multiyear contract with the Dallas Wings on Monday, returning to the WNBA organization that drafted her second overall seven years ago.
Wings president Greg Bibb called the 6-foot-8 Cambage "one of the best players in the world."
Atlanta Dream’s Brittney Sykes leads WNBA all-rookie team
NEW YORK (AP) — Brittney Sykes of the Atlanta Dream leads the WNBA all-rookie team as one of three unanimous selections.
The league announced Tuesday that Sykes joined Allisha Gray of the Dallas Wings and Kelsey Plum of the San Antonio Stars in receiving the most votes from WNBA coaches.
Washington Mystics' Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and Dallas' Kaela Davis round out the team.
Diggins-Smith, Plaisance lift Wings over Mystics 83-78
WASHINGTON (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 20 points and hit Theresa Plaisance for a clinching 3-pointer with 17.2 seconds left to help the Dallas Wings get a critical road victory, 83-78 over the Washington Mystics on Saturday night.Karima Christmas-Kelly added 12 points, including the go-ahead basket with 2:01 to play, to help the Wings (15-17) move a half-game ahead of Seattle, which is in the eighth playoff spot, and two games ahead of ninth-place Chicago.
Diggins-Smith, Plaisance lift Wings over Mystics 83-78
WASHINGTON (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 20 points and hit Theresa Plaisance for a clinching 3-pointer with 17.2 seconds left and the Dallas Wings got a critical road victory, 83-78 over the Washington Mystics on Saturday night.
Karima Christmas-Kelly added 12 points, including the go-ahead basket with 2:01 to play, to help the Wings (15-17) move a half-game ahead of Seattle, which is in the eighth playoff spot, and two games ahead of ninth-place Chicago.