Wings-Liberty Preview

New York guard Tanisha Wright is one rebound away from another career milestone as the Liberty prepares to host the Dallas Wings on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Wright has 2,895 career points, 1,155 assists and 999 rebounds. She is on the verge of becoming just the 11th player in WNBA history to record at least 2,500 points, 1,100 assists and 1,000 rebounds.

Wright is likely to see a familiar face joining the same list very soon. Teammate Swin Cash, with 4,991 points, 2,444 rebounds and 1,095 assists, needs just five more assists to achieve the same feat.

New York (5-4) has won three of its last four games. The Liberty is coming off a 90-75 victory over the San Antonio Stars. Sugar Rodgers led all scorers with 22 points while Tina Charles posted her seventh double-double of the season with 21 points and 10 rebounds.

Charles is leading the WNBA in rebounding, averaging 10.4 per game. Charles and teammate Kiah Sokes are the top rebounding duo in the WNBA. Stokes is averaging 7.4 rebounds per game, the eighth-best mark in the league.

Dallas (3-6) has lost five in a row. The Wings are coming off a 97-73 loss to the Los Angeles Sparks. Odyssey Sims scored 18 points. Aerial Powers had 16 points. Skylar Diggins returned to the lineup and scored 13 points in just her second game of the season as she continues to recover from the anterior cruciate ligament injury she sustained last season.

New York handed Dallas a 79-71 loss on May 15 at Madison Square Garden. Rodgers scored 24 points and made a career-high six 3-pointers. Charles had 24 points and 11 rebounds. Simms and Theresa Plaisance scored 14 points apiece for Dallas, which shot just 34.3 percent from the field and made 7 of 28 from 3-point range.

New York and Dallas will meet once more on Sept. 11 at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.