The Sparks got 23 points from Kristi Toliver as Los Angeles ran past Seattle 67-65 on Sunday at STAPLES Center.
Bettors who backed the Sparks were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 5.5. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 147.5.
Los Angeles got 16 points from Candace Parker and another 10 points from Nneka Ogwumike. Kristi Toliver contributed 7 assists, while Candace Parker cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.
Seattle got 19 points from Katie Smith in a losing cause and another 12 points from Sue Bird. Sue Bird contributed 6 assists for the Storm, while Ann Wauters had 7 rebounds.
The Sparks hit the break trailing 34-32 before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored Seattle as they grabbed 38 boards, while Los Angeles only had 33.
Los Angeles heads into a battle against the Mercury. Seattle, meanwhile, will have their next action against Minnesota.