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Ogunbowale Scores 22, Wings Beat Mercury 85-81

Arike Ogunbowale #24 of the Dallas Wings dribbles during the game against the Phoenix Mercury on June 8, 2021 at Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Arike Ogunbowale scored 22 points, Marina Mabrey added 14 and the Dallas Wings beat the Phoenix Mercury 85-81 on Tuesday night.

Mabrey scored on a driving layup with 11.1 seconds left and Ogunbowale added a pair of free throws with 6.9 seconds, each time extending the Wings (4-5) to a four-point lead.

Satou Sabally added 11 points and capped an 11-2 Dallas run with a 3-pointer that made it 81-70 with 1:41 left. But the Mercury (5-4) scored nine straight over the next 1:11 with Skylar Diggins-Smith scoring five and Brittney Griner adding four during the run.

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Griner tied her season highs with 27 points and 16 rebounds, Diggins-Smith scored 22 for her fourth straight 20-point game, and Megan Walker added 10 points.

The Dallas reserves outscored Phoenix's bench 41-10.

Dallas will stay in Phoenix for a rematch with the Mercury on Friday night.

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