Basketball News: The WNBA’s live coverage begins late Tuesday night with the Washington Mystics taking on the Seattle Storm.
Allie Quigley broke out of a recent shooting slump on Sunday, scoring 22 points as the Chicago Sky beat the Las Vegas Aces 92-84 to claim a WNBA playoff berth.
Las Vegas Aces 84 – 92 Chicago Sky
Diamond DeShields scored 17 points off the bench, and Kahleah Copper had 14 points. With 12 points, 13 rebounds, and eight assists, Candace Parker came close to a triple-double as the Sky climbed to 15-14 on the season.
Chicago finished the game with a 50.7 per cent field goal percentage and excellent ball movement, getting assists on all but four of its 34 field goals. Only seven turnovers were made by the Sky.
Kelsey Plum led five players in double figures for Las Vegas (20-8), scoring a game-high 23 points in a reserve role. Riquna Williams had 14 points and A’ja Wilson had 18 points and 12 rebounds. Jackie Young had 12 points while Chelsea Gray had ten.
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Atlanta Dream 69 – 64 Dallas Wings
The Atlanta Dream beat the Dallas Wings 69-64 in the second of a two-game mini-series in Arlington, Texas, as Tiffany Hayes scored 22 points and Courtney Williams added 17, including a game-winning layup in the last minute.
The Dream never trailed in the fourth quarter, increasing their advantage to six points with 43.5 seconds left on a Williams jumper.
Dallas drew within 65-62 on a 3-pointer from Arike Ogunbowale, but Atlanta (7-20) won the game with free throws from Hayes and Williams, snapping an 11-game losing run that began on June 29.
The Dream was led by Monique Billings, who had 12 points and 14 rebounds, and Elizabeth Williams, who had 10 points and four blocks in the win. Despite only getting two points from their four backups, Atlanta triumphed.
With 21 points, Ogunbowale led the Wings (12-16), while Allisha Gray contributed 10 points and 14 rebounds. The Wings are 3-4 since the WNBA’s five-week Olympic break and are currently sixth in the league standings with four games remaining.
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