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Achonwa shines in Fever win over Wings


Nigerian-Canadian forward Natalie Achonwa had a 17-point, 11-rebound double-double with five assists to help the Indiana Fever beat the Dallas Wings 79-64.


Kelsey Mitchell, Tiffany Mitchell and Candice Dupree each scored 14 points for the Fever. Dupree also had a double-double with 11 rebounds.


The Fever are off to their best start since 2012, when they started 4-0 and went on to win the WNBA title.


Dallas, who is yet to win its first game of the season, made just three of its first 14 field-goal attempts and finished the first quarter shooting 31.6%.


The Fever opened a 56-34 lead when Tiffany Mitchell made two free throws with 3:43 left in the third quarter. The Wings scored 16 of the next 17 points, including seven by Isabelle Harrison, but Indiana answered with a 9-2 spurt, capped by Kelsey Mitchell's 3-pointer that made it 66-52 with 6:32 left.


Harrison finished with 18 points. She came into the game with five points on 2-of-10 shooting this season.


Mystics dazzle Liberty


Natasha Cloud scored a career-high 26 points and the Mystics had five players in double figures to beat the New York Liberty 94-85.


Washington held a 74-70 lead before scoring five straight points - the first three coming on a 3-point play by Tianna Hawkins. Shatori Walker-Kimbrough followed with a basket to make it a nine-point game.


She finished with 15 points. Delle Donne had a relatively quiet night with 13 points.

The Liberty who were led by Tina Charles with 27 points, have now lost 17 straight games dating to last season. The longest losing streak in WNBA history is 20 in a row by Tulsa in 2011.


The teams traded the lead five times in a high-scoring first half that saw Washington lead 50-49 at the break.


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