Wings to host pivotal elimination game
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What's happening: After winning their first playoff game since moving to Dallas in 2009, the Wings are playing a do-or-die Game 3 at home Wednesday night against the Connecticut Sun.
- Tip: 8pm at College Park Center. Also on ESPN.
- Resale tickets start at $50.
The intrigue: The first round used to be single elimination, but the WNBA changed to a best-of-three this year, with the first two games hosted by the higher seed.
- In what other league does a series-deciding game happen at the lower seed's home court? This could be a huge advantage for the Wings.
Zoom in: After getting pummeled in Game 1, Dallas became the second team in WNBA playoff history to lose by 25+ points and then win the following game by double digits (10).
- One major difference — the starting lineup. Coach Vickie Johnson started Izzy Harrison at center, while Teaira McCowan came off the bench for the first time in more than a month.
- That modification caused the Sun second unit fits, making Johnson's adjustments a key tonight.
What's more: Star guard Arike Ogunbowale, who missed most of August with an abdominal injury, is probable for Game 3, per ESPN.
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