Diggins-Smith has career-high 35 points, Wings win
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 10 of her career-high 35 points in the fourth quarter and the Dallas Wings overcame a 13-point deficit to beat the Indiana Fever 89-83 on Friday night.
Diggins-Smith scored six points in the final 45 seconds, made 14 of 16 free throws, grabbed a career-best 12 rebounds and had six assists. Liz Cambage added 21 points, seven rebounds and three blocks, and Allisha Gray had 15 points for the Wings (4-3).
Rookie Victoria Vivians hit a pair of free throws — the first foul shots of her career — to give the Fever (0-7) an 81-79 lead with 48.4 seconds to play. Diggins-Smith was fouled as she answered with a runner in the lane and missed the free throw, but Glory Johnson grabbed the offensive rebound and her putback gave Dallas a two-point lead with 42 seconds remaining. After Vivians missed a layup on the other end, Diggins-Smith and Cambage combined to make 6 of 6 free throws to seal it.
Indiana’s Kelsey Mitchell, the second overall pick this year, tied her season high with 26 points. The Fever, who shot 6 of 21 in the fourth quarter, have lost seven in a row to start a season for the first time in franchise history.
DREAM 87, ACES 83
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tiffany Hayes scored 24 points, Angel McCoughtry had 23 points, nine rebounds and six assists and Atlanta beat Las Vegas.
Renee Montgomery added 11 points for Atlanta (4-3). Rookie A’ja Wilson had 20 points, nine rebounds and three assists for Las Vegas (1-6).