Recap - Sparks Defeat Phoenix 99-88
|Recap - Sparks Defeat Phoenix 99-88|
Candace Parker scored 27 points and chipped in with 11 rebounds for Los Angeles on Saturday, leading the Sparks to a 99-88 victory over Phoenix at US Airways Center.
Bettors who backed the Sparks were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 1.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 177.5.
Nneka Ogwumike had 22 points for Los Angeles and Kristi Toliver chipped in with 18 points. Kristi Toliver had 4 assists for the Sparks, while Candace Parker was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.
Phoenix got 24 points from Candice Dupree in a losing cause and another 18 points from Diana Taurasi. Diana Taurasi contributed 4 assists for the Mercury, while Avery Warley had 9 rebounds.
The Sparks hit the break leading 43-37 before taking care of business in the second half.
Los Angeles had a 38-30 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Los Angeles looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Shock. The Mercury will aim to get back on the winning track at Atlanta.