Natasha Howard’s last-second free throws help Wings beat Aces 80-78 #Natasha #Howards #lastsecond #free #throws #Wings #beat #Aces

DALLAS (AP) — Natasha Howard made two free throws with less than a second to play and the Dallas Wings handed the Las Vegas Aces just their second loss, pulling out an 80-78 win before a sellout crowd on Friday night.

Arike Ogunbowale scored 21 points for the Wings (9-9) and Howard and McCowan head posted a double-double. Howard finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds, and McCowan had 14 points and 12 boards for her third straight. Crystal Dangerfield scored 14 points.

A’ja Wilson and Kelsey Plum each scored 21 points for the Aces (16-2). Chelsea Gray added 14, Jackie Young 12 and Candace Parker 10.

Grant Hill started working on the USA Basketball roster for this summer’s World Cup many months ago, long before the first invitations were extended.

Connecticut Sun's Alyssa Thomas (25) celebrates a basket against the New York Liberty with Olivia Nelson-Ododa (10) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Tuesday, June 27, 2023, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sarah Gordon/The Day via AP)

WNBA career triple-double leader Alyssa Thomas of Connecticut was selected an All-Star reserve by the league’s coaches.

Connecticut Sun's Rebecca Allen (9) and New York Liberty's Jonquel Jones (35) reach for a rebound during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Tuesday, June 27, 2023, in Uncasville, Conn. (Sarah Gordon/The Day via AP)

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 24 points and Jonquel Jones added 14 points and 11 rebounds in her return to Connecticut as the New York Liberty beat the Sun 89-81 on Tuesday night.

Minnesota Lynx guard Diamond Miller, right, celebrates next to forward Napheesa Collier (24) after a timeout called by the Seattle Storm during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Tuesday, June 27, 2023, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)

Napheesa Collier had a career-high 33 points and 10 rebounds, Diamond Miller added 18 points in her return from an injury and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Seattle Storm 104-93.

LYNX 75, MERCURY 64

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Napheesa Collier led a balanced attack with 12 points and 12 rebounds in Minnesota’s win over Phoenix.

Bridget Carleton had 11 points and Kayla McBride, Diamond Miller and Nikolina Milic added 10 points apiece for the Lynx. Dorka Juhasz finished with 10 rebounds. The Lynx, who won their fifth straight, and are 9-9 after opening the season with six straight losses.

Michaela Onyenwere scored 21 points and Brittney Griner added 12 for Phoenix (3-14), which has lost nine of its last 10 games.

MYSTICS 96, FEVER 88

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brittney Sykes scored 29 points and Ariel Atkins had her first double-double in Washington’s win over Indiana.

Atkins had 26 points and 11 rebounds for the short-handed Mystics (10-7), who played eight players with four starters injured. Queen Egbo had three points in 15 minutes against her former team after being acquired on in a trade on Tuesday.

Lexie Hull had a career-high 20 points for the Fever (5-13), who lost their sixth-straight. Nalyssa Smith added 19 points, Kelsey Mitchell had 18 and Aliyah Boston 12.

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