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Recap - Sparks Defeat Minnesota 85-84

Los Angeles got 25 points and 11 rebounds from Nneka Ogwumike en route to an 85-84 victory over Minnesota on Thursday at STAPLES Center.

The Sparks won the battle on the scoreboard, but not at the payout window as they failed to cover the 3-point spread. OVER bettors were rewarded when the final score pointed to an OVER play.

Kristi Toliver had 19 points for Los Angeles and Jantel Lavender chipped in with 15 points. Kristi Toliver had 4 assists for the Sparks, while Nneka Ogwumike was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.

Minnesota got 23 points from Seimone Augustus in a losing cause and another 17 points from Maya Moore. Lindsay Whalen contributed 4 assists for the Lynx, while Rebekkah Brunson had 11 rebounds.

Los Angeles led at halftime, 35-31.

Los Angeles won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 42-35.

Los Angeles looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Mercury. The Lynx will aim to get back on the winning track vs Chicago.