UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones had 14 issues and 10 rebounds, Brionna Jones added 13 issues and 9 rebounds, and the Connecticut Solar beat the short-handed Phoenix Mercury 77-64 on Thursday night time.
Connecticut began the fourth quarter on an 11-0 run to take keep an eye on. Phoenix, which was once with out Diana Taurasi for the primary time this season, struggled from the sphere after halftime, lacking 13 consecutive pictures to finish the 3rd quarter and 5 directly to begin the fourth.
Courtney Williams scored 11 issues and Alyssa Thomas had 9 issues, 13 rebounds and 6 assists for Connecticut (22-10), which additionally beat Phoenix 87-63 on Tuesday.
Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 16 issues, Diamond DeShields added 14, Shey Peddy had 13 and Cunningham 10 for Phoenix (13-19).
Prior to the sport, avid gamers from each groups met at midcourt all over a second of silence for 42 seconds, which is Brittney Griner’s jersey quantity. Griner, a two-time U.S. Olympic champion and a eight-time all-star with the Mercury, was once convicted Thursday in Russia of drug ownership and smuggling and was once sentenced to 9 years in the back of bars. Connecticut trainer Curt Miller wore a “WE ARE BG” t-shirt.
WINGS 82, ACES 80
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Teaira McCowan made a go-ahead layup with 11.4 seconds left to lend a hand Dallas beat Las Vegas.
Kelsey Plum sank a 3-pointer with 1:11 left to drag Las Vegas to 80-78 and after a Dallas pass over, Chelsea Grey made a jumper from the free-throw line to tie it at 80. Dallas guard Tyasha Harris dribbled down the clock prior to riding into the lane and discovering a large open McCowan beneath the basket with 11.4 seconds final.
Las Vegas struggled to get into its offense and referred to as a timeout with 3.8 seconds to move. Then Grey discovered a large open A’ja Wilson within the paint, however her layup rolled off the rim as time expired.
McCowan completed with 21 issues and a season-high 16 rebounds for Dallas (15-16), which was once with out main scorer Arike Ogunbowale for a 2nd directly recreation. Marina Mabrey and Harris each and every scored 15 issues.
Grey made 5 3-pointers and scored a season-high 28 issues for Las Vegas (22-10), which misplaced consecutive video games for simply the 3rd time this season. Jackie Younger scored 19 issues, Plum had 15 issues and 7 assists, and Wilson had 12 issues and 9 rebounds.
Gamers from Las Vegas and Dallas locked palms prior to the sport to honor Brittney Griner, who was once sentenced to 9 years in a Russian jail previous within the day. Griner, a two-time U.S. Olympic champion and a eight-time WNBA all-star, was once convicted of drug ownership and smuggling.