Hayes, Howard lead Atlanta past Las Vegas 92-76

July 20, 2022 GMT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tiffany Hayes had a season-high 31 points, Rhyne Howard scored 24 and the Atlanta Dream beat the Las Vegas Aces 92-76 on Tuesday night.

Hayes and Howard each scored 11 in the first quarter to help Atlanta (12-14) jump out to a 35-18 lead.

A’ja Wilson had a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds for Las Vegas (18-8).mJackie Young had 18 points and Kelsey Plum scored 17 for the Aces.

Cheyenne Parker added nine points, nine rebounds and five assists for the Dream. Hayes sank 11 of her 14 shots. Atlanta finished 15 of 24 from beyond the arc (62%).

SPARKS 86, FEVER 79

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike scored a season-high 35 points and Los Angeles pulled away in the second half, extending Indiana’s losing streak to 10 games.

Ogwumike made 12 of 20 shots with two 3-pointers for Los Angeles (11-14).

Tiffany Mitchell came off the bench to score 16 of her 22 points in the first half for Indiana (5-23). Nalyssa Smith had 14 points, while Kelsey Mitchell added 12 points and five assists. Victoria Vivians scored 11 points and reserve Emma Cannon finished with 10.

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SUN 82, LIBERTY 63

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Brionna Jones tied a season high with 21 points, Alyssa Thomas added 18 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and a season-high six steals as short-handed Connecticut beat New York.

Connecticut (17-9) was without Jonquel Jones, averaging a team-high 15.1 points and nine rebounds, due to health and safety protocols.

Dijonai Carrington scored a career-high 18 points in 18 minutes, and Natisha Hiedeman added 10 points for Connecticut.

Sabrina Ionescu scored 13 points on 6-of-18 shooting and Stefanie Dolson added 12 points for New York (9-16).

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