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Ogunbowale’s big night pushes Dallas Wings past the Phoenix Mercury playoff hunt

It was a packed night in Phoenix Sunday, as 12,163 fans filled Footprint Center as the Phoenix Mercury (9-25) faced a win-or-go-home scenario for their postseason livelihood. Fortunately for the Dallas Wings, Arike Ogunbowale had other plans as she led her team to victory, 77-74.

For the first time since 2012, the WNBA playoffs will be without the Mercury as the longest active streak of postseason appearances has come to a screeching halt.

Mercury star Brittney Griner was back in action after missing the last three games due to health and safety protocols. Diana Taurasi was inactive for the second straight game nursing a toe injury.