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Sparks hold on to beat Wings, 87-83

Chelsea Gray made a key jumper from the right elbow with 20.9 seconds left and the Los Angeles Sparks held on to beat the Dallas Wings 87-83 on Tuesday night.

Gray’s jumper made it 84-81 and the Sparks (11-3) made three of four free throws after a pair of defensive stops. Gray finished with 23 points and Candace Parker led the way with 29.

The Wings (6-7) beat Los Angeles 101-72 in Arlington on Friday night, snapping the Sparks’ five-game winning streak. Neither team led by double digits on Tuesday night.

Dallas opened the game with a 10-2 run and led most of the way. Los Angeles took control in the fourth quarter with a 15-3 run capped by Parker’s jumper at 75-71.

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Nneka Ogwumike missed the game for Los Angeles with a back injury. Liz Cambage had 25 points for the Wings and Kayla Thornton added a career-high 16 points.


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