Fast start lifts Sparks

Fast start lifts Sparks

The Los Angeles Sparks out-scored Phoenix 32-22 in the first quarter on Friday, dropping the Mercury 87-77 at Staples Center.

The Sparks were 9-point road underdogs, and the 164 points scored were UNDER the posted total of 166.

Sidney Spencer notched 24 points and 12 rebounds, while Mwadi Mabika added 21 points for the Sparks.

Cappie Pondexter had 23 points, with Penny Taylor sinking 14 points for the Mercury.