August 24, 2022 

Locked on Women’s Basketball: Can the Dallas Wings steal a decisive Game 3 win from the Connecticut Sun?

Missy and Arie discuss Game 3 of tonight's matchup the Connecticut Sun versus the Dallas Wings

It’s time for another episode of the Locked on Women’s Basketball podcast. This episode features host Missy Heidrick and The Next’s Dallas Wings beat reporter Arie Graham. Head coach Vickie Johnson leads the six-seed Dallas Wings into a decisive Game 3 against Jonquel Jones, Alyssa Thomas and the three-seed Connecticut Sun.

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Arie talks about the difference for Dallas in Game 1 versus Game 2:

“From Game One to Game Two, it was definitely the switch with Isabelle Harrison starting the game matching up with Jonquel Jones early and then having Teaira McCowan come in and match up with Brionna Jones. They both still ended up with 20 points, but it was something that set the team ahead to get them going on.”

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Missy breaks down the critical factor for the Dallas win in Game 2:

“I think what was really interesting when you go back and you look at the box score and everybody wants to come up with numbers and that kind of thing. But it was a huge first quarter for Dallas; they got out to a 22-7 lead. That’s very decisive. And that’s almost putting your mark on it to say, hey, we didn’t want this to be just a two-game series. We wanted to take this to three.”

[Arie] “I think mostly, Connecticut just missed a lot of shots. They had open shots and normally, they would make those. We just took advantage of that. I think that was a major difference there.”

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