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Ogunbowale leads WNBA All-Stars over US Olympic team 93-85

Arike Ogunbowale scored 26 points and the WNBA All-Star team beat the U.S. Olympic team 93-85 in the league's All-Star Game.
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Team WNBA's Arike Ogunbowale holds up the MVP trophy after Team WNBA defeated United States in a WNBA All-Star basketball game, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale scored 26 points and the WNBA All-Star team beat the U.S. Olympic team 93-85 in the league's All-Star Game.

It wasn't a typical All-Star Game with the teams playing hard on both ends of the court for the entire game. 

Usually there isn't much defense played until late in the fourth quarter. 

The WNBA team led 75-73 midway through the fourth quarter before Ogunbowale had a four-point play to extend the advantage to six. 

The Olympic squad rallied within 83-78 before Ogunbowale, who earned MVP honors for the game, hit another 3-pointer and posed to the crowd, which included many current and former WNBA players and team owners.

The three Storm players started the game for the U.S. Olympic team.  Breanna Stewart scored 15 points and pulled down 6 rebounds.  Sue Bird dishes out 8 assists and scored 4 points.  Jewell Loyd added 4 points.