Is Arike Ogunbowale playing tonight against Chicago Sky? Latest on the Dallas Wings guard's status (June 20)

WNBA: Chicago Sky at Dallas Wings
WNBA: Chicago Sky at Dallas Wings

Arike Ogunbowale is listed as questionable for the Dallas Wings' matchup against the Chicago Sky on Thursday. Her availability in the contest will be a game-time decision.

Ogunbowale missed her first game of the season when the Wings faced the Minnesota Lynx on Monday in their previous matchup. She was putting up efficient performances to start the season, averaging 24.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 2.9 steals. The two-time All-Star also set a WNBA record with 11 straight 20+ point games to start the season.

What happened to Arike Ogunbowale?

The Dallas Wings star was listed as day-to-day due to soreness in her Achilles. The team previously released a statement before their matchup on Monday to declare that Ogunbowale will miss their game against the Lynx.

"Following shoot-around this morning at Target Center in Minneapolis, Dallas Wings guard Arike Ogunbowale was ruled out for tonight's game against the Minnesota Lynx," the statement read. "Ogunbowale has been dealing with soreness in her Achilles and is considered day-to-day."

Arike Ogunbowale's stats vs. Chicago Sky

Arike Ogunbowale has played 15 games against the Chicago Sky in the regular season and has won four of them, averaging 23.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.2 steals across the games.

Ogunbowale also played the 2021 first-round playoff game against the Sky. She registered 22 points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal as the Wings were eliminated with the 81-64 loss.

Ahead of the upcoming matchup, the Wings are second-last in the standings with a 3-10 record and are dealing with an eight-game losing streak after losing to the Minnesota Lynx 90-78 on Monday.

Meanwhile, the Sky are ninth in the league with a 4-9 record. They are currently riding a four-game losing streak after their 91-83 road loss against the Indiana Fever on Saturday.

How to watch New York Liberty vs. Las Vegas Aces?

The Wings-Sky matchup is scheduled to tip off at noon EDT at Wintrust Arena in Chicago on Thursday. Fans in and around Dallas can catch the contest on Bally Sports Southwest while fans in Chicago can watch it on MARQ. The game is also available to be live-streamed on FuboTV or via the WNBA League Pass.

Edited by Rajdeep Barman
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