Billings has a double-double, Wings beat Sparks 84-83

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale scored 20 points, Monique Billings had a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds and the Dallas Wings edged the Los Angeles Sparks 84-83 on Sunday night.

Dallas had an 8-2 run, getting what proved to be the winning point when Ogunbowale made one of two free throws with 16.1 seconds left. Lexie Brown made a long 3-pointer with 1 second left for the Sparks.

A night after Ogunbowale scored 40 points while playing all 40 minutes in Dallas’ 107-92 win at Phoenix, she shot just 7 of 30 and missed all eight of her 3-pointers, but hit several key baskets against the Sparks.

Billings had 18 points and 12 rebounds for Dallas and Maddie Siegrist had 15, including a clutch basket on a putback with 36 seconds to go that made it 83-80. Teaira McCowan had 12 points and Sevgi Uzun added 11.

Cameron Brink, the second overall draft pick this year, had a career-high 24 points for the Sparks with three 3-pointers and three blocks despite playing just 24 minutes because of foul trouble. Dearica Hamby scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Brown scored 12 and Li Yueru had 10 and nine rebounds, both career highs for the 6-foot-7 rookie from China.


ATLANTA (AP) — Kelly McBride didn’t miss a shot until the fourth quarter and scored 31 points to lead Minnesota to a win over Atlanta.

McBride made her first nine shots and finished 10 of 12 overall and 6 of 7 from 3-point range, including three in the third quarter when the Lynx stretched a three-point halftime lead to 77-59 behind her 11 points.

Napheesa Collier had 20 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and three blocks for the Lynx. Alanna Smith scored 17 points.

Rhyne Howard had 23 points with five rebounds and five assists for the Dream. Tina Charles scored 14 points and Cheyenne Parker-Tyus 10.

Minnesota started the third quarter by making its first seven shots and connected on six 3-pointers to outscore the Dream 26-12.

McBride hit her five shots and five free throws to score 17 points, including a 3 in the closing seconds, and Smith was 5 of 8 for 14 points to help the Lynx take a 51-47 lead at the half.

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