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Ogunbowale scores 37 to help Wings beat Mercury 94-84

Arike Ogunbowale scored a season-high 37 points, Marina Mabrey added 13 points and a career-best 10 assists.
Credit: Dallas Wings Twitter

PHOENIX โ€” Arike Ogunbowale scored a season-high 37 points, Marina Mabrey added 13 points and a career-best 10 assists and the Dallas Wings beat the Phoenix Mercury 94-84 on Thursday night. 

Diana Taurasi led Phoenix (2-3) with 31 points โ€” her 50th career game scoring at least 30 to extend her own WNBA record. She also became the first player in league history to score at least 30 points at the age of 39.

Ogunbowale made 5 of 11 from 3-point range, hit 10 of 10 from the free-throw line and had five assists. Guard Allisha Gray had 16 points and a career-high five blocks for Dallas (3-2).

Dallas took the lead for good with three minutes left in the first quarter on a Mabrey 3.

Diamond DeShields had 22 points for the Mercury, while Tina Charles finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds and Shey Peddy scored 10 points. Skylar Diggins-Smith did not play due to a non-COVID illness.

This was the Wings' first Commissioner's Cup win and they move to a 3-0 record on the road. 

Up next

The Wings will take on the Minnesota Lynx Saturday, May 21 at 7 p.m. at College Park Center in Arlington. 

Dallas finished 7-8 in Western Conference games and 7-9 at home during the 2021-22 season. The Wings averaged 81.1 points per game while shooting 42.0% from the field and 35.4% from 3-point distance last season.

Minnesota went 22-10 overall last season while going 10-5 in Western Conference play. The Lynx allowed opponents to score 78.7 points per game and shoot 44.6% from the field last season.

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