Thursday night's WNBA action included an overtime thriller in Dallas. The Wings hosted the Phoenix Mercury who were in desperate need of a win. With the game featured on ESPN2, the Mercury were able to outlast the Dallas Wings 101-100 in overtime. Here's a look at how Monique Curry and Phoenix were able to grab the win as well as a look at the WNBA standings and what's next for each of these teams.

WNBA game recap

Monique Currie was tonight's scoring hero for the Phoenix Mercury. The Mercury forward shot 11-for-19 including 2-of-5 from downtown and had a game-high 29 points.

Currie also dished out six assists, grabbed five rebounds, had four steals, and two blocks in the winning effort. Danielle Robinson and Emma Cannon each scored 17 points, while Diana Taurasi added 16 points for the Mercury.

Down three in the fourth quarter, it was Glory Johnson who snatched an offensive rebound, made the basket and was fouled. Her free throw tied things up with 14 seconds to go, and Taurasi missed on a three-pointer at the buzzer. However, Robinson came up clutch in the extra session by hitting two free throws to give the Mercury a three-point edge with 41.1 seconds to go. The Wings' Allisha Gray hit two free throws, but Dallas was unable to come up with another shot despite Karima Christmas-Kelly's steal with 15 seconds to go.

For the Dallas Wings, Johnson finished with 25 points on 8-for-15 shooting while also grabbing 15 boards. Allisha Gray had 19 points and six rebounds, while Skylar Diggins-Smith finished with 13 points, five rebounds, and three assists in the losing effort.

The Wings shot 41.3 percent for the game, while the visiting Mercury shot at a rate of 51.4 percent.

Dallas won the rebounding battle 42-35 for the game, and both teams finished with 15 turnovers apiece.

What's up next?

Tonight's win by the Phoenix Mercury moves their overall record to 14-12, with a 7-6 record on the road. Phoenix is fifth overall in the standings, but the New York Liberty are within a game of their spot, and things are tightening up with other teams trying to grab one of eight total playoff spots.

The next game for the Mercury will be on Saturday, August 12th when they host the Seattle Storm beginning at 10 p.m. Eastern Time.

The Dallas Wings dropped to 9-6 at home and 13-15 overall. The Wings are still holding onto the seventh spot in the overall WNBA standings which would qualify them for a playoff spot. Dallas will travel to Connecticut for a game on Saturday night against the Sun at 7 p.m. Eastern Time.