PHOENIX -- Brittney Griner scored 23 points, including the go-ahead basket with 33.9 seconds left, and the Phoenix Mercury held off the Dallas Wings 69-64 on Wednesday.
Griner made a hook shot in the lane to give Phoenix a 65-64 lead. After Kaela Davis was off on a 3-pointer, DeWanna Bonner sank two free throws for a three-point lead. Dallas elected to go for a quick 2-point shot, Griner grabbed the miss and she made two free throws to seal it.
Essence Carson and Camille Little each added 11 points for Phoenix (8-8). Griner was 9 of 19 from the field for her eighth 20-point game this season. Diana Taurasi has missed back-to-back games since her season debut on Friday.
Arike Ogunbowale scored 14 points on 6-of-22 shooting for Dallas (5-12), which is winless on the road this season in eight attempts. The rookie guard entered averaging a team-leading 15.1 points but she's shooting just 35.7 percent.
The teams will meet again Saturday night in Arlington, Texas.
Sparks' Williams starts in return from suspension
Sparks guard Riquna Williams returned to action Thursday following a 10-game suspension, giving Los Angeles its first full roster this season.
Collier's 19 points, 4 steals lead Lynx past Wings 86-70
Napheesa Collier scored 19 points, Damiris Dantas had 17 points and a career-high eight assists, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Dallas Wings 86-70 on Thursday night.
A potential inside track to the No. 2 seed and a bye to the semifinals of the WNBA playoffs are at stake Friday night when the Connecticut Sun host the Las Vegas Aces.