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Arike Ogunbovale scored 24 points, including a decisive three-pointer with two seconds left when the Dallas Wings roared from behind in the fourth quarter and beat Seattle Storm 68-67 on Sunday.
Dallas were seven points behind in the final period, but pulled together 67-65 with a three-pointer from Oganbowel with 32.6 seconds left. After Storm’s miss, Dallas put on a play for her again, and she produced a winner.
Brianna Stewart had one last chance at Storm, who beat Dallas in overtime on Friday and two weeks earlier, but missed 0.7 seconds before the game.
Marina Mabry scored 15 points for Wings (3-5), Isabelle Harrison added 14. Jewell Loyd had 25 points, 19 of them in the second half for Seattle, whose six-win streak ended. Stewart had 14 points for Storm, while Sue Bird had 13 points and a team record in both rebounds (7) and assists (5).
Krylia scored the last seven points in the first period, five of which were scored by Ogunbovale, and took the lead 17-13 after 10 minutes of play.
Seattle took the lead early in the second quarter when Ezi Madbegora surpassed 9-2. Storm will increase their lead to 10 points, 33-23, on Bird’s second of two threes from 2:42 to end in half. Dallas again showed the best results at the end of the period, showing 33-28 points during the intermission.
Byrd became the leader among all scorers with 11 points in the half, while Ogunbovale overtook Wings with nine points. Neither team shot well during the first two quarters: Seattle had a 32.3% to 29.4% lead on the pitch, and Dallas only one in 10 from beyond the arc.
WNBA: Sunday Results
|Seattle Storm||67-68||Dallas Wings|
|Minnesota lynx||100-80||Atlanta dream|
Storm opened the third period 5-0, climbed 11 points and then 51-39 thanks to Lloyd’s three-point mark at 3:24 during that period. Late jumper Mabrey allowed Dallas to go 56-49.
Wings’ five defeats this year are worth an average of 4.6 points per defeat.
Lynx defeated Dream for the second time in three nights
Kayla McBride scored 19 points, while reserve Crystal Dangerfield scored six of her 17 points in the decisive third quarter, leading the Minnesota Lynx to a 100-80 win over guest Atlanta Dream.
The Lynx also beat Atlanta 86-84 on Friday night at Target Center to end Dream’s four-game winning streak.
Minnesota (3-4) won three games in a row after losing the first four. Sylvia Fowles has 17 points in six of seven field goals, seven rebounds, two assists and five interceptions (a career record) for the Lynx. Nafisa Collier added 14 points and six assists, while backup Rachel Banham scored 13 points.
Minnesota made 51.5% of shots, 11 of which were three-pointers. Atlanta (4-4) were in the lead with 21 points Tiffany Hayes, while team-mate Courtney Williams added 13 points with 5 assists and 5 rebounds.
Subs Ari MacDonald (15 points), Cheyenne Parker (12) and Crystal Bradford (12) combined 39 points, but they also had seven losses.
Lynx scored 21 points out of 11 Atlanta losses in the first half, taking a 52–38 lead in halftime. “Dream” ended with 18 rpm.
Parker’s three-point play from 1:40 to the end of the third quarter narrowed the gap to 65-59 after Minnesota led by 15 points early in the quarter.
The Lynx quickly overtook Atlanta 11-2, going ahead with 15 points, 76-61, with 2.3 seconds remaining in the quarter. Dangerfield scored six points to cover that stretch, including three on free throws after being fouled on a three-point attempt.
Williams made a three-pointer in Atlanta’s signal, narrowing the gap to 76-64 as he entered the fourth quarter.
Minnesota surpassed Dream 10-4 to start the fourth quarter to take control of the game, pulling ahead 86-68.
Atlanta reserve team Monique Billings had two points and six rebounds, giving them 500 career points.
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