Nneka Ogwumike scored 13 of her 22 points in a decisive third quarter to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Dallas Wings 69-64 on Thursday.
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Los Angeles trailed by as many as 16 points in the first half, then outscored Dallas 24-9 in the third to take their first lead, 52-51, since they were 11-10 up earlier in the game.
Chelsea Gray highlighted the fourth with a no-look pass in the lane to Ogwumike for a 63-59 lead.
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Chiney Ogwumike added 12 points and Gray had 11 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals for Los Angeles (10-7), who do not play again at home until August 1. The Sparks finished with 19 from 21 from the free-throw line.
Los Angeles star Candace Parker did not play for a third straight game because of an ankle injury.
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The Sparks also are without guard Riquna Williams after she was suspended without pay for 10 games by the WNBA on Tuesday for a domestic violence incident.
Isabelle Harrison had 14 points and nine rebounds for Dallas (5-13). The Wings have lost 16 straight games on the road, nine this season, with their win coming on July 12 last year – against the Sparks.
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