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Dallas Wings score road win over Seattle Storm behind Powers’19

Dallas Wings forward Aerial Powers, on a fast break in a game earlier this season, scored 19 points to lead the Wings to a victory in Seattle on Thursday night. Powers had gone scoreless in 10 minutes against the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday.
Dallas Wings forward Aerial Powers, on a fast break in a game earlier this season, scored 19 points to lead the Wings to a victory in Seattle on Thursday night. Powers had gone scoreless in 10 minutes against the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday. The Indianapolis Star via AP

Aerial Powers scored 19 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 54 seconds left, to help the Dallas Wings beat the Seattle Storm 83-78 on Thursday night.

Sue Bird made a long 3-pointer with 2:15 remaining to tie it at 76-all but it was Seattle’s final field goal. The Storm added two free throws for a two-point lead, but Powers sank a 3 with 2 seconds left on the shot clock for a 79-78 lead. After three empty possessions, Odyssey Sims and Skylar Diggins each made two free throws to seal it.

Courtney Paris had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Karima Christmas added 12 points for Dallas (8-9), which is No. 6 in the AP power poll. Glory Johnson fouled out with 1:17 left and had 11 points and nine rebounds.

Powers was 3 of 4 from 3-point range and the Wings made 11 of 22.

Jewell Loyd led 10th-ranked Seattle (6-10) with 24 points. Breanna Stewart, coming off the third-highest scoring output (38) by a rookie in league history, was held to 17 points.

Dallas 83, Seattle 78

Dallas

21

23

20

19

83

Seattle

23

23

19

13

78

DALLAS (83)

Christmas 2-7 7-8 12, Diggins 1-8 5-6 8, Paris 5-8 2-2 12, Phillips 2-5 0-0 6, Pierson 2-4 2-2 7, Hamblin 0-1 0-0 0, Hooper 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 4-10 2-3 11, Plaisance 0-0 0-0 0, Powers 7-10 2-2 19, Sims 2-9 2-2 8. Totals 25-62 22-25 83.

SEATTLE (78)

Bird 3-9 0-0 9, Clark 3-6 2-2 10, Langhorne 4-10 2-3 10, Loyd 8-16 7-7 24, Stewart 6-15 4-4 17, Mosqueda-Lewis 0-4 0-0 0, Quinn 2-2 0-0 4, Thomas 1-1 0-0 2, Tokashiki 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 28-66 15-16 78.

3-Point Goals—Dallas 11-22 (Powers 3-4, Phillips 2-3, Sims 2-6, Pierson 1-1, Diggins 1-2, Christmas 1-3, Johnson 1-3), Seattle 7-20 (Bird 3-7, Clark 2-3, Loyd 1-2, Stewart 1-5, Mosqueda-Lewis 0-3). Fouled Out—Johnson. Rebounds—Dallas 44 (Paris 12), Seattle 35 (Langhorne 9). Assists—Dallas 14 (Christmas 5), Seattle 20 (Stewart 6). Total Fouls—Dallas 19, Seattle 22. Technicals—Dallas defensive three second, Johnson, Loyd. A—5,365 (17,072).

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