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Dallas Wings to host first responders, Connecticut Sun at UTA

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 Wings have won five of their last seven.
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 Wings have won five of their last seven. The Indianapolis Star via AP

Connecticut Sun at Dallas Wings

7:30 p.m. Saturday, College Park Center, UT Arlington

TV: FSSW

Records: Sun 3-13, Wings 8-9

About the Sun: Alex Bentley led the Sun with 20 points and Alyssa Thomas scored 18, but Connecticut dropped its third straight game, 86-75 at Phoenix on Wednesday. Jonquel Jones had a career-high 16 points and nine rebounds. The Sun got no closer than 72-64 on Jones’ 3-pointer with 5:50 left. The Sun ranks 10th in the 12-team WNBA in points and 10th in scoring defense.

About the Wings: Aerial Powers scored 19 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 54 seconds left, and Dallas won at Seattle 83-78 on Thursday. Sue Bird tied it with 2:15 remaining, but that was Seattle’s final field goal. The Storm added two free throws for a two-point lead, but Powers nailed a 3 for a 79-78 lead. Courtney Paris had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Karima Christmas added 12 points for Dallas. Glory Johnson had 11 points and nine rebounds before fouling out late. Plenette Pierson left in the first quarter with an apparent head injury and didn’t return due to the concussion protocol.

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