Arike Ogunbowale scored 26 points, and her three-point play with 12.4 seconds left helped carry Dallas past the New York Liberty 82-79 on Sunday, keeping the Wings' playoff hopes alive.
The Wings (8-14) need help to secure the No. 8 spot in the form of an Atlanta Dream win over the Washington Mystics (8-13) later today. Dallas owns the tie breaker against Washington and Atlanta in the event of a three-way tie at 8-14.
Ogunbowale gave Dallas the lead for good when she banked in a 12-foot runner going to her left after getting hit by Amanda Zahui B. on the drive.
Jazmine Jones gave the Liberty (2-20) its last lead with a layup with 59.8 seconds to go for a 79-78 lead. Following an exchange of possessions, the Liberty failed to use the clock when Kiah Stokes put up a shot with 15.8 seconds remaining and missed. The Wings called timeout to set up Ogunbowale's game winner.
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Marina Mabrey scored 24 points points for Dallas, which only had seven healthy players due to injuries.
Jones led New York with 21 points and Leaonna Odom scored 20.