The Dallas Wings added another home win over one of the league’s top teams on Tuesday, defeating the Los Angeles Sparks 74-62.
After a period where their league-worst scoring was at the forefront, the Wings turned up the volume and shot 46.8 percent against the Sparks. It was their best offensive output since June 30 against the Lynx, which was also a home win.
Meanwhile, Dallas held Los Angeles to 36.6 percent shooting, the Sparks’ worst effort since dipping below 30 percent against the league-leading Mystics during their recent four-game skid.
The Wings were led by Kayla Thornton’s 17 points, 10 of which came in a tight fourth quarter. Thornton was joined in double figures by Glory Johnson and Arike Ogunbowale’s 14 points apiece and Kaela Davis’ season-high 13 points off the bench.
Los Angeles was led by Nneka Ogwumike’s 15 points and 10 rebounds. Chiney Ogwumike had the game’s only other double-double, adding 11 points and 10 rebounds off the bench.
Adding to the Sparks’ woes was a repeat case of the 2019 WNBA injury bug: Candace Parker suffered an ankle injury in the first quarter and did not return to the game.
The Wings travel to face the Storm on Friday (10 p.m. ET, CBS Sports Network). The Sparks continue their road trip against the Fever, also on Friday (7 p.m. ET, ESPN3/League Pass).