New York visits Dallas following Mabrey’s 31-point showing

August 9, 2022 GMT

New York Liberty (13-20, 8-8 Eastern Conference) at Dallas Wings (17-16, 7-9 Western Conference)

Arlington, Texas; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Dallas takes on the New York Liberty after Marina Mabrey scored 31 points in the Dallas Wings’ 86-77 victory over the New York Liberty.

The Wings are 8-9 on their home court. Dallas is fourth in the Western Conference shooting 33.6% from downtown, led by Isabelle Harrison shooting 100.0% from 3-point range.

The Liberty are 5-11 in road games. New York is fourth in the Eastern Conference shooting 34.5% from deep. Han Xu leads the Liberty shooting 46.9% from 3-point range.

The two teams match up for the third time this season. The Wings defeated the Liberty 86-77 in their last meeting on Aug. 9. Mabrey led the Wings with 31 points, and Sabrina Ionescu led the Liberty with 32 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Arike Ogunbowale is shooting 34.7% from beyond the arc with 2.8 made 3-pointers per game for the Wings, while averaging 19.4 points, 3.6 assists and 1.5 steals. Teaira McCowan is shooting 60.0% and averaging 16.2 points over the past 10 games for Dallas.

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Natasha Howard is averaging 15.1 points and 7.2 rebounds for the Liberty. Ionescu is averaging 18.3 points over the last 10 games for New York.

LAST 10 GAMES: Wings: 7-3, averaging 85.7 points, 31.7 rebounds, 20.0 assists, 8.7 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 45.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 83.2 points per game.

Liberty: 4-6, averaging 76.4 points, 34.3 rebounds, 20.4 assists, 6.9 steals and 3.4 blocks per game while shooting 41.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 80.2 points.

INJURIES: Wings: None listed.

Liberty: Jocelyn Willoughby: out (quad).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.