Candice Dupree scored 20 points and Kelsey Mitchell added 18 to help the Indiana Fever post a 76-72 victory over the Dallas Wings on Thursday night at Arlington, Texas.

Natalie Achonwa contributed 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Fever (4-3), who defeated Dallas for the second time in seven days. Erica Wheeler added 10 points for Indiana, which shot 42.2 percent from the field and was 8 of 24 from 3-point range.

Kayla Thornton scored a career-best 19 points for the Wings, who remain the WNBA's lone winless squad at 0-5. Imani McGee-Stafford and Theresa Plaisance added 12 points apiece and Allisha Gray had 10.

The Wings shot 37.9 percent from the floor and were 6 of 17 from behind the arc.

Dallas played without rookie guard Arike Ogunbowale (ankle). The Wings also continue to be without standout guard Skylar Diggins-Smith, who recently gave birth to a baby boy.

Dallas trailed by 11 points early in the fourth quarter before Thornton's 3-pointer and a fast-break layup by Gray pulled it within 60-54 with 6:36 remaining.

McGee-Stafford's basket and Brooke McCarty-Williams' two free throws moved the Wings within 64-62 with 3:57 left.

Dupree hit consecutive outside shots to give Indiana a six-point edge with 2:20 remaining. Kelsey Mitchell buried a straightaway 3-pointer with 1:08 left to give the Fever a 73-64 lead.

Plaisance converted a four-point play with one minute remaining and McGee-Stafford's inside hoop enabled Dallas to cut its deficit to 73-70 with 35.7 seconds left.

Achonwa split two free throws with four seconds left to make it a two-possession game as the Fever closed it out.

Indiana had a 27-14 rebounding advantage in the first half while holding a 34-31 lead at the break.

Kaela Davis converted a three-point play 13 seconds into the third quarter to tie the score at 34.

Indiana answered with a 9-2 run and took a 43-36 advantage with 6:36 left in the stanza.

The Wings pulled within three before the Fever went on another 9-2 spurt. Kelsey Mitchell hit a 3-pointer with 2:13 left and Tiffany Mitchell added two free throws 20 seconds later to culminate it and make it 52-42.

Dupree's basket with 29.5 seconds left gave the Fever a 58-47 lead heading into the final 10 minutes.

Indiana finished with a 37-33 rebounding edge.

--Field Level Media

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