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Recap - Sparks Defeat Minnesota 96-90

Kristi Toliver scored 29 points for Los Angeles on Thursday, leading the Sparks to a 96-90 victory over Minnesota at STAPLES Center.

Los Angeles was an underdog by 5.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 163.5.

Candace Parker had 28 points for Los Angeles and Nneka Ogwumike chipped in with 12 points. Kristi Toliver had 6 assists for the Sparks, while Candace Parker was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 13 boards.

Minnesota got 18 points from Seimone Augustus in a losing cause and another 14 points from Maya Moore. Taj McWilliams-Franklin contributed 6 assists for the Lynx, while Taj McWilliams-Franklin had 9 rebounds.

Los Angeles led at halftime, 49-43.

The rebound battle favored Minnesota as they grabbed 40 boards, while Los Angeles only had 39.

Next game, Los Angeles takes its act home to face Seattle looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head home to face Connecticut.