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Thornton flaps Wings past Sparks

An impressive fourth quarter performance by Kayla Thornton saw the Dallas Wings beat the Los Angeles Sparks 74-62 on Tuesday night.

She scored 10 of her 17 points in the fourth quarter, while Kaela Davis scored a season-high 13 points.

Thornton scored eight straight Dallas points in a two-minute span to extend the Wings' lead to 70-58. It started with a baseline jumper to beat the shot clock and capped by a fast-break layup.

Arike Ogunbowale and Glory Johnson each scored 14 points for Dallas. Ogunbowale scored 10 points in the first half to help Dallas take a 37-32 lead.

Nneka Ogwumike had a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double and Riquna Williams added 14 points for Los Angeles. Williams and Ogwumike combined to make 10 of Los Angeles' 14 first-half field goals.

Candace Parker played just six first-half minutes and did not return for Los Angeles because of a foot injury. Chelsea Gray, averaging 14.1 points, was held to three points in 33 minutes. Los Angeles was 4 of 19 from the three-point line.

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