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Wings Stop LA From Making Playoffs

By PassThaBall, 09/19/21, 6:15AM PDT


Dallas Wings ended the WNBA season with an 87-84 win over Los Angeles. Arike Ogunbowale scored in double digits again with 20 points. This kept the Sparks out of playoffs, giving the No. 8 seed to the New York Liberty.

Los Angeles and Washington both lost,  which left New York (12-20) and giving the Liberty the three-way tiebreaker. New York will play in the first-round, single-elimination game at Phoenix on Thursday.

The Wings (14-18) clinched the seventh seed and play at No. 6 Chicago on Thursday.

The Wings led 44-41 at the half and extended the lead to 13 in the fourth quarter before the Sparks regained momentum and scored nine straight points. Arike knocked down 3-pointers to regain the lead to seven. The teams went back and forth scoring but Allisha Gray missed two free throws with 7.4 seconds left, giving the Sparks another opportunity.

The Sparks were 13 of 26 from 3-point range until Erica Wheeler scored 22 points but missed a tying attempt in the last few second.

Marina Mabrey scored 16 points for the Wings along with Isabelle Harrison scoring 14 points.