Tina Charles scored 20 points and added 13 rebounds for a double-double, leading Connecticut over Los Angeles, 79-70, on Wednesday at STAPLES Center.
Connecticut 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 UNDER the closing number of 159.5.
Connecticut got 16 points from Renee Montgomery and another 12 points from Asjha Jones. Renee Montgomery contributed 6 assists, while Tina Charles cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.
Los Angeles got 14 points from DeLisha Milton-Jones in a losing cause and another 13 points from Tina Thompson. Ticha Penicheiro contributed 5 assists for the Sparks, while Tina Thompson had 8 rebounds.
The Sun hit the break trailing 40-35 before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored Connecticut as they grabbed 36 boards, while Los Angeles only had 35.
Next game, Connecticut takes its act on the road to face Seattle looking for another win. For Los Angeles, they head home to face Minnesota.