Johnson scores 23 points, Wings drop Mercury
ARLINGTON, Texas — Glory Johnson had 23 points and a WNBA season-high 22 rebounds to help the Dallas Wings beat the Phoenix Mercury 77-74 on Tuesday night.
It was the first 20-20 performance in the WNBA this season. She was 10 of 20 from the field and grabbed nine offensive rebounds.
Diana Taurasi and DeWanna Bonner made 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions to pull Phoenix to 75-72 with 43 seconds left. Taurasi added two free throws with 7.3 seconds left to make it 75-74 but Aerial Powers answered with two free throws.
Phoenix had possession with 5.3 seconds left, but Taurasi’s good look from 3 hit the back of the rim at the buzzer.
Odyssey Sims added 19 points and Powers finished with 17 for Dallas (9-10), which is ranked No. 7 in the AP power poll. The Wings outrebounded Phoenix 46-24.
Taurasi made five 3-pointers and scored 22 points for fifth-ranked Phoenix (8-11). Brittney Griner added 13 points, six assists and five blocks.