Los Angeles got 22 points from Candace Parker en route to a 98-84 victory over Phoenix on Friday at STAPLES Center.
Los Angeles won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 3-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 174.5.
Los Angeles got 21 points from Tina Thompson and another 18 points from DeLisha Milton-Jones. Ticha Penicheiro contributed 5 assists, while Tina Thompson cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
Phoenix got 18 points from Penny Taylor in a losing cause and another 16 points from Temeka Johnson. Temeka Johnson contributed 6 assists for the Mercury, while Candice Dupree had 11 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Los Angeles were victorious, as the score was 54-40 at the break.
Phoenix won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 36-29.
Next game, Los Angeles takes its act home to face Seattle looking for another win. For Phoenix, they head home to face San Antonio.